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following version of the yet unforgotten occurrences at Greyabbey : " The proceedings were so violent between the parties that the constabulary force was employed , the riot act read , and the Presbyterian minister of the Remonstrant party , Mr . Watson , was arrested and tried on the charge of a riot and exciting
to not , but was discharged . "—Shame on the man who could thus endeavour to palliate one of the foulest acts of tyranny and oppression perpetrated in modern times ! The act of a Magistrate , who , at the instigation of a few Jesuitical counsellors , arrested a minister when about to enter his pulpit on the morning of
the Lord ' 8-day , —a man who had committed no offence , —who had never iujured , was incapable of injuring , any human being , —is recorded as a violent proceeding between the parties !— ' * The riot act was read and Mr . Watson was arrested ! ft Yes , he was arrested ; and he was conducted between a file of armed
constables , from the door of his meetinghouse , through the midst of his people assembling for divine worship , and down the streets of the village where he had long lived , and lived in much respect ; — and he was detained in custody , while a brother minister , at the bidding of the
magistrate , ascended the pulpit , and preached and prayed , but made no mention of his brother in bonds , nor prayed for him ; and then Mr . Watson was for the time discharged . And the next Sunday he was again arrested while on the way to his meeting-house—alone , or
nearly so—at a mile's distance from the place ; and was dragged about for the whole length of the day , and not till its close dismissed from the custody of the myrmidons of the law , upon his verbal promise to attend the next meeting
Memoir of William Strutt , Ksq ., F . R . S . ( From the Derby Mercury . ) The subject of this memoir was the eldent son of Mr , Jedediah Strutt , the ingenious inventor of the frame for making ribbed stockings , and the partner of Sir Richard Arkwright , a man distinguished for integrity and simplicity of character , and whose well-directed in-
of magistrates ; and when he did appear before them , he was promptly set at liberty ; and the committing magistrate owes his impunity , and perhaps his seat on the bench this day , to the Christian forbearance of Mr . Watson , who forgave him the wrongs he had done , as soon as he turned to him , saying , I repent ; and the secret machinations of those ministers of the Synod of Ulster who had
counselled and countenanced these proceedings were brought to light ; and a torrent of just indignation , from every quarter of the land , burst forth and covered them with coufusion . But the names of Cooke , Morgan , and Henderson , must not be named , for they are orthodox ; while the artifice of this writer who " lies like truth , " is employed to fasten a reproachful stain on the unsullied character of Mr . Watson !
But , perhaps , all this was meant to be condensed into the brief statement ** that the constabulary were called in , the riot act read , Mr . Watson arrested and tried for a riot , or exciting to riot , and discharged . " If so , this short , meagre , and seemingly most unjust sentence , resembles the shake of Lord Burghley ' s head in the farce . It means a great deal more than at first appears . But in fact it
means no such thing . It was simply intended to disguise and pervert what the writer could not , aud dared not , avoid mentioning . It was merely a historical artifice to turn the odium from the oppressor upon the oppressed ; from the orthodox instigators to the heterodox victim of persecution . And the writer talks in the same paragraph of a regard to historical truth too ! For shame ! For shame ! JOHN S . PORTER .
dustry and ingenuity were the means of raising him from a humble station to comparative affluence and distinction . At the time of the birth of his son William , which took place on the 20 th of July , 1756 , at Blackwell , iu this county , he was in the occupation of a small farm at that place ; but a few years after , he removed to Derby , for the purpose of entering into the hosiery business , where he was of course accompanied by his
138 Obituary — William Strutt , Esq ., F . R . S .
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Feb. 2, 1831, page 138, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2594/page/66/