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ceived , prdera have been sent for an immediate supply of tracts , so that in a week or two jt Is ^ o #€ ^~ tss ( ie society will be in full operation .
The December number of this periodical lias a report of the speech of the Rev . W- Smith of Moor-lame , Bolton , at the District Association Meeting in that town on the 4 th of October last , introduced by the following paragraph : ¦ — * In the Unitarian Chronicle and
Companion to the Monthly Repo ^ sitory for November , appeared an account of a meeting of the Bolton District Association ; at which , on health and prosperity to the advocates of Unitarianism in Ireland and in Scotland having been proposed , the Rev . W . Smith is reported to have talked about the toads and vipers which -croaked in the -marshes . of
Ireland ; and that such was the na- * tional closeness and caution of Scotsmen , that he was not certain he knew the real opinions of any one individual in Scotland with whom he had been acquainted . We have received a corrected report of the outline of Mr . Smith ' s observations which we willingly insert ., '
That corrected report' we copy from the Pioneer ; but in doing so , we must be allowed a word , of corns ment . The difference is not , as the reader will , on comparison , perceive , so material as to warrant the manner in which our report is referred to . There are marks , moreover , of this report having been made up by the
todp . _ p £ . i > jurs . Tfe ^ : 5 ? certified to us by proper authority ; and according to ibe rules -of common courtesy should not . have been jn > peached in any . other publication until the correction had bsen offered to ourselves and refused . We take credit for giving far more correct and complete accounts of Unitarian meetings than have ever before be © u
published ; 0 i& . t : hin& w » , ; have ^ right to expect that , jn = sq doing ; , ; Qij . nis . ters and others , who take lead- * ing parts at such meetings , should strengthen our hands , rather than turn any accidental and unavoidable imperfection to our disadvantage . To the Editor of the Pioneer , one of : " the warmes ^ liearfed meHr ~ iir"the "
won a , we impute nothing more than a very slight inadvertence , and should much regret his taking these observations offensively in the smallest degree . 4 The Rev . William Smith , late of Dundee , and now supplying at the meeting-house , MQ ^ r-lane , ijoltpn ., deeply sympathised in the situation : of the Unitarians , both in Ireland and Scotland . As a native of Ireland , hecouid not but feelmuch interest
in the progress of liberal opinions and unsophisticated Cltfistianity 3 *? that distracted country . He could not anticipate much success to fol ^ low , tha _ e $ Qrfc cated pure religion in Ireland , until his country had escaped from the distractions of faction , and freed her ^
self from the paralyzing system of misrule which pressed her to the earth , He 4 id not corrdernn the chief governor of Ireland : ne believed that Anglesey was Ireland's friend ; but he was surrounded by the crea- ' tures of faction , his counsels were polluted by their yile suggestipn i s , and the . administration $ i ,: !< & .. S $ * B
mitted into the hap 4 s of , the ^ eelareq tools of a political parity , . Le £ the English government fcapi § h frooa Irelan , d the faction which has so long preyed upoa her yitjajs , , and battened upon her ^ miseries ; let tthtein be -bul for one short year as great strangers to the shores , astheir counterparts
m the animal creation , the toads and vipers Jto which Erin ' s green fields refuse sustenance or life j—r-let Ire ? land be no longer cursed by # church :, national only in th # taxes which she wrings from an impoverished peo * pie ; ' — -Jet the administration of law be entrusted to those who will dls ?
Correction Of The * Ghristjau Pioneer.'
CORRECTION OF THE * GHRISTJAU PIONEER . '
14 U N ; lTA 111 AN C H RONIGLE *
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 1, 1833, page 14, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2605/page/14/