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air the duties of a Christian- minister ; and the unifor «^ 3 cc « H * datice of his life with his precept * must have appealed to the heart of every auditor . A former attempt at the establishment of a
Sundayschool has now every prospect of realization ; and the chapel has been furnished with a small library during his ministry . That these rewards may stimulate both us and others to future and increased exertions , is the sincere wish of A Member of the Congregation .
Mr . Tyrwhitt and Dr . C . Lloyd . Sir , Permit a constant reader wlio thinks that by no means au unimportant purpose answered by the Monthly Repository is in recording some account of departed friends who have contributed , by their writings especially , to the diffu-
Mr . John Humphries . Feb . 24 , at Chichestery Mr . John Humphries , aged 63 , who had for many years filled the office of goaler in that city . The duties of his official situation Mr . H- discharged with great credit to himself , uniting to that vigilance which the public interest required , unvarying kindness and urbanity towards the prisoners whom he had in custody . Mr . H . was a
regular attendant at the Unitarian chapel , and the following letter , addressed some years since to a clergyman who was then the visiting clergyman of the prison , at once displays the manliness of his character , aud proves that " he kuew in whom he had believed , " which words were selected as the basis of the discourse delivered the Sunday after his iuterment , iu reference to his removal from this
present scene . " Rev . Sir , " I was very much surprised , and a little hurt , on returning home this evening to hear from my wife that you had made an unmanly attack ou her
respecting my creed , which , I think , might as well have been left alone , even had it been on myself ; because , Sir , in this country , thanks be to God , every man has a right to worship his Maker according to the dictates of his own conscience , none daring to make him afraid .
slon of Christian literature , to suggest , what I believe will be found the case , that the reade r * of the Repository have never been favoured with an account of the late Mr . Tyrwhitt , of Cambridge , the author of one of the most decisive Tracts
circulated by the Unitarians t — nor of the late Dr . Charles Lloyd , who , though educated among Dissenters , may probably be placed , for his accurate and sound learning , upon a par with some of the best scholars whom the richly-endowed colleges have produced . As I feel quite satisfied that such information would be
as suitable to the pages of the Repository as it would be gratifying to many of its readers , I take leave , through you , Sir , to . suggest the communication of such intelligence to those of your occasional contributors who have it abundantly in their power to furnish the same . A CATHOLIC .
* ' I am very sorry , Sir , to find myself so much mistaken in you ; I always thought you a charitable , liberal-minded man ; but , alas ! I find you one of that illiberal sect which dooms every one to inevitable destruction who does not hold the same creed with themselves . But recollect , Sir , that God judgeth not as man judgeth , but we shall all stand at the last day at the judgment-seat of Christ , there to be judged by him whom the Father hath appointed .
** Now , Sir , my dissent from the Established Church was not the whim of a moment , but the result of a good deal of examination aud reflection . Till I was thirty-six years of age , I never weut to any place of worship in my life but the Church ; nor did I ever read a controversial book of any kind for more than two years after that ; nor did I know the tenets of any other sect . But how it
happened I know not , but one sabbath , seriously reading the creed of St . Athana ^ ius while it was singing , I was struck with its inconsistencies , which very much surprised me that 1 had never noticed them before . On my return home I took my Testament , which I examined page by page , but to my preat astonishment and uneasiness I could find no such doctrine as there laid down ; nor could I bring myself to think 1 was bound to
350 ObkHary . ~ Mr . John Hnmphrics .
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), May 2, 1831, page 350, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2597/page/62/