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" 16 . On the supposed existence of the soul between death and resurrection , and its enjoying good or evil without the body before tfce | resurrection and final judgment .
• " 17 . On the . supposed existence of the Devil ; the whole containing one hundred pages in verse and prose . With the bindiug , the prime cost comes to a rupee a copy . I have published it in last mouth . I say I have published ,
because I was not hindered from advertising it in the Commercial Circulator . ** My eldest son , Theophilus Roberts , for a Jong time had no inclination to become a teacher of Unitarian Christianity . In the' latter end of the year 1823 , by the recommendation of a friend , he was taken as a private pupil by Dr . Filson , to learn the medical profession , with a promise to recommend him in that Kne when opportunity occurred . In this situation he was with Dr . F . for
three years . In 1826 , at the latter end of August , Dr . F . recommended him to Dr . Wight , the Honourable Company ' s Naturalist , and he was entertained as a second assistant in that department at seven pagodas per month , and went a route with him as far as Cape Comorin ; returned and continued with him to the end of February 1828 , at which time the naturalist department was entirely abolished by government .
" Theophilus has offered his service to me , to endeavour to become useful to me now , and succeed in my employ hereafter . This was what I wished him to think about six years back , as it may be seen in my letter to the Rev . T . Belsham , January 14 , 1822 ; but then he , being very young , did not pay much attention to my advice . Now , as I have
stated above , he has not been with me constantly for some years ; I thought it proper that he should acquaint his intention to the heads of my brethren before I gave my consent . He did it accordingly , and those of my brethren that are at Madras told me that they are glad to hear of Tlieophilus ' a good intention . After thin he went to Dr . Wight and got his character . * He is now with me
* A copy is enclosed . It is a testi-
studying ecclesiastical histories . He reads and writes both English and Tamil . His choice , though it relieves me in some degree from my anxiety of dying without any one to take charge of my labours , yet for the present puts the whole family to a little more economy , and I hope that it will be a good lesson for my young ones .
" Our divine service , preaching , circulating of our tracts , and school , continue . The supporters of our school here have appointed three members among their body to examine the scholars once in a month , to ascertain what progress they make iu their reading , writing , &c , and these men have done
so in every month in this year . David Savery Moo to continues active . My steady friend and active Unitarian , Abraham Chiniah , at Seconderabad , continues a regular correspondent . He has divine service regularly in his house ; he has sent me thirty rupees in this year to be added to our mites to the Bible
Society , aud has subscribed a rupee a month for our school . He intends to open a school upon our plan ; for this purpose he named a person in our society here , and has sent money for his travelling expesse ; accordingly , this man is gone in last month , and has taken with him a set of our schoolbooks .
" My health has been pretty good for the last eight months , but in this month I am visited again with the asthma . I have begun to take ass's milk again : all goes quiet : my humble respect to my revered friend the Rev . T . Belsham , and to all our respectable Unitarian friends . " Reverend Sir , " I remain your obedient servant , " WILLIAM ROBERTS , " Pursewaukum , near Madras . " April 17 , 1828 . "
mony to T . R . ' s sobriety ; diligence , aud attention to his duties , aud to the fitness of his talents aud disposition for the occupation of a Teacher of the native languages . Signed " R . Wight , Naturalist , " and dated " St . Thome , I 3 th of March , 1828 . "
800 Correspondence .
The Editor has never received the article inquired about by T . C . H . The letter of " A Lover of Truth aud Christian Charity , " is written in a spirit well according with the signature ; but the Editor doubts whether the writer ' s object would be best obtained by ita insertion in the Repository . 'At any rate it-would be desirable , first , to consult the following Unitarian works upon the subject : Carpenter ' s Unitarianism the Doctrine of the Gospel , Part III . ; Wright ' s Antisatisfactionist ; Fox ' s Letters to Dr . Pye Smith ; Madge ' s Sermon on Free Grace . They majr , perhaps , the first mentioned especially , afford the desired information .
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Nov. 2, 1828, page 800, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2566/page/72/