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Anniversary of the Unitarian Meeting-House , Greengate , Salford . The Sixth Anniversary of the opening of the Unitarian Meeting-house , Greengate , Salford , was held on Sunday aud Monday , December 26 th and 27 th . The Rev . J . C . Ledlie , D . D ., of Larue ,
Ireland , aided in the introductory parts by the Rev . J . G . Robberds , aud the Rev . W . Gaslcell , conducted the religious services ; and John Bowring , LL . D ., F . L . S . M . R . A . S ., &c , &c , supported in the vice-chair by J . E . Taylor , Esq ., presided at the dinner which took place ou the occasion .
The interest experienced at this religious festival was of the most intense kind , while the spirit of Christian love , embracing the great brotherhood of man , pervaded every heart and brightened every eye . This latter effect was chiefly owing to the truly Christian temper of Dr . Ledlie ' s valuable discourses—the
former to the philanthropy , the ardour , the poetic imagination , the brilliant views , the devout inspiration of the Chairman ' s mind , which created in the audience a height aud depth , a length and breadth , of emotion in favour of the great interests of the human race , such
as have never before been felt by ourselves on any similar occasion . Delightful day ! the remembrance of it will live in near two hundred hearts , cherished and pleasurable till all earthly emotions are obliterated , and those scenes are unveiled of which the brightest days on earth are but shadows .
AMERICA . Unitarian Ordination , Dedications , and Installation . Oct . 5 . Mr . Cazneau Palfrey , from the Cambridge Theological School , ordained as Pastor of the First Unitarian Society in the city of Washington , D . C .
Introductory prayer , reading of the Scriptures , and right hand of fellowship , by Mr . Goodwin , of Concord ; Ordaining prayer , address to the society , and concluding prayer , by Mr . Burtiap , of Baltimore ; Sermon and Charge , by Mr . Park man , of Boston .
Oct . 7 . The new Church of the First Congregational Society in Taunton , dedicated . Introductory prayer , by Mr .
Clarke , of Norton ; Reading of the Scriptures and dedicatory prayer , by Mr . Pierpont , of Boston ; Sermon , by Mr . Hamilton , Pastor of the Church ; Concluding prayer , by Mr . Hodges , of Bridgewater . In the afternoon , above seventy pews were sold at an advance , beyond the appraisement , of more than 700 dollars .
Oct . 13 . The edifice recently erected for the Second Congregational Society in Scituate , dedicated . Introductory prayer and reading of the Scriptures , by Mr . Kent , of Duxbury ; Dedicatory prayer , by Dr . Kendall , of Plymouth ; Sermon , by Mr . Deane , Pastor of the Church ; Concluding prayer , by Mr . Brook * , of Hingham . The day after the Dedication , all the pews on the floor were sold , and 773 dollars raised above the cost of the house .
Oct . 13 . Mr . Ebenezer Robinson installed as Minister of the Precinct of Salem and Beverly . Introductory prayer and address to the society , by Mr . Sewall , of Danvers ; Sermon , by Mr . Bartlett , of Marblehead ; -Prayer of installation aud charge , by Mr . Loring , of Andover ; right hand of Fellowship , by Mr . Thayer , of Beverly . — Unitarian Advocate .
Theological School at Cambridge . The state of this important seminary is such as to gratify the friends of pure Christianity . It has nearly forty students , besides candidates for the ministry , receiving instruction from five Professors ; 1 , in Natural Religion and Christian Theology ; 2 , in the Hebrew
Language , Jewish Antiquities , and the Criticism aud Interpretation of the Old Testament ; 3 , on the Criticism and Interpretation of the New Testament ; 4 , in the German Language and Literature ; 5 , in the Composition aud Delivery of Sermons , and the Duties of the Pastoral office .
The students come together every morning and evening for prayers ; once a week for deliberative discussions ; and three times a week for preaching before the Professors , at one of which the discourse is required to be
extemporaneous . Besides the privileges belouging peculiarly to the school , the members have
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Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Feb. 2, 1831, page 143, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2594/page/71/