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Intelligence.-French Protestants,

179 friends of civil and religious liberty day accumulates the proofs of a desoin England.

lating persecution in the southern proMorn. Chron., Feb. 7. vinces of France, it is a duty as grateA letter from Switzerland contains ful as indispensable, to prevent all the following particulars :

unnecessary agitation and distress, “ Duriug the last three months we I embrace, therefore, the earliest have had here several persons, who moment, through your Magazine, to had left Nismes on account of the allay public apprehension as to the persecutions to which they were ex fate of the Rev. 0. Desmond, Presiposed. Among others, I have con: dent of the Consistory of Nismes. versed with four or five ministers; From a letter received this day, the they all agree in painting their situa- following paragraph is extracted : tions as extremely critical; they de “I render a sad homage to truth, clare most solemnly that the present by confirming the frighful accounts of evils are not the result of any political the massacres in the South. How mamiscouduct on their part, but arise ny widows inconsolable! How many solely from the hatred and jealousy of orphans wanting bread!! Notwith. their Catholic brethren ; that they standing the number of Protestants are so surrounded by enemies, and who have been assassinated is great, all their actions so misrepresented, we cannot count among the victinis that they are afraid to take any steps, the venerable Olivier Desmond, Prelest, on their proving insufficient, sident of the Consistory." they should be exposed to an increase Having been informed by another of malice and persecution; they are correspondent that the reformed therefore quite at a loss to know how churches have sustained a great loss their miseries are to be remedied. On by the death of the Rev, Mr. Armond, a late occasion, when the Duke d'An- one of the pastors of Nismes, it apgouleme visited Nismes, a memorial pears probable, in the distracted state was drawn up, beseeching him, in of the country, that the event has octhe humblest manner, to grant them casioned an erroucous report to obtain his protection, and to accept their cousiderable circulation. assurances of loyalty; but though not By order of the Committee, a single complaint was made of all

T. MORGAN, Secretary. they were actually suffering, their bitter encmies, who surrounded the Assassin of Gen. Lagarde. Duke, intercepted the memorial, and The following paragraph from the threatened tenfold vengeance on its French papers proves, what we susauthors.

pocted, that the military employed at The persons here are most anx. Nismes to protect the liberties of the ious for the fullest investigation, but Protestants, are the volunteers, or nathey deeline furnishing any details in tional guard of the town, who swore, writing, lest they should commit their when the Protestants some months unfortunate companions. Such is the ago wished to shew their loyalty by state of terror and alarm.

joining that corps, that they would “ Last week a letter was received have no Protestant rascal among them.' here from a Protestant Minister in " A notice, published by order France, where he had officiated for of the Presect of Vaucluse, says, that twenty-five years, informing his friends the assassin of Gen. Lagarde is a man that the French government had de- of the name of Buissin, a grenadier of creed that notre but natives should con- the national guard of that city." tinue in its offices, and that himself and many other Swiss ministers must

The Times. leave their churches and throw them The most decent part of society selves upon charity. This respectable must feel so instiuctively and strongly, man, between 50 and 60 years of that any remarks of ours on the scurage, is anxious to obtain bread for his rilous language of The Times may be children."

well omitted. We need only record the fact, that that Journal had the

indecency (to say no worse to describe Rev. 0. Desmond.

the ministers of religion, who preside Williams's Library, Redcross Street, over the Diasenting congregations in Sir,

Dec. 9, 1815. the metropolis of the British empire, While the correspondence of every and any individual of whom would,

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Intelligence.- French Protestants. we presume, incalculably outweigh this country, we stated as a fact which that Journal in public confidence, as was before the public, that the re“ the treble faced rogues." What must spectable editor of a periodical work be the character of that cause which had mentioned, that Mr. Marron had dictates such abuse and employs such written to this country in strains of means?

high commendation of those who We wish the Bourbons joy, with took an interest in the affairs of French their agent in the Journal Department Protestants; and the fact is precisely of this country; he may give articu- as we stated it. Jation to their malignity, and display Mr. Marron now, it appears, sends their taste as legitimate gentlemen,' another letter, in which he acknow. though he will precisely fail where ledges that he wrote to the Rev. R. A. they especially need his aid ; that is, and with a profligacy of expression, in deterring the honourable and bene. unworthy of a minister of religion, volent inhabitants of this kingrlom and especially when connected with from bringing to light, and resisting the calamities of his brethreu, he says the shameful persecutions which have -he might hure gilded the pill, and marked the short periods of their first have softened the cruaity of his refız. and second reign.

sal.That pill still exists, but the The Times is exceedingly delighted gold has disappeared. at having disposed so soon of the If Mr. Marron feels sore at the gracompany, called • The Protestant So. tuitous abuse of the “ self-styled Prociety,' and of course equal pleasure tectors," he has much reason to bless will be experienced at the Thuilleries. the forbearance of the Committee at The task, by the bye, appeared so Williams's Library—but forbearance easy, that it was hardly worth the ce- may have its limit; and in the letter lebration : indeed we were always at itself, which we hope will be puba loss to discover what the Protestant lished, the public may learn how to or Penitent Society had done to ex- estimate the President's talents for cite the rage of the Bourbons and pill making and pill gilding. No one The Times. It certainly could only need “be inclined to asperse him," arise from neglect of a little explana- for he takes care what with odes and tion. Whether intentionally or not, pills, effectually to asperse himself. its operations seemed calculated to As to the dictation of the police, secure their cause, and now it is evi

we know the history of that business dent that it is only anxious to make too well to assist Mr. Marron in his its peace, by preventing the exertions justification.-M. Chron., Feb. . of others.

We suspect, however, that the Bourbous and their Editor will find,

Protestunt Society. that the respectable persons whom To the Editor OF THE MORNING

CHRONICLE. they now vituperate with all their might, are made of more genuine and

Sir, sterner stuff, and that a threefold cord

Without entering at all into the will not easily be broken.

consideration of the conduct of the The contributions they cannot en

Protestant Society for the Protection dure, but they cannot prevent them, of Religious Liberty, in regard to the and The Times may be assured that letter of the Duke of Wellington, I not a farthing of them will be given have thought it proper to address you, to it for hush money, nor will the ad

on purpose to distinguish the Society vice, nor the consent of the French in question from the great mass of police be asked as to its disposal.

Dissenters in this country. It is the Europe will know, and history will more necessary because paragraphs record, that wise, upright, and cha. have appeared in many of the papers, ritable Christians in England assisted and, I believe, in your respectable to relieve the sufferings of persecuted Journal, assuming that this Society Protestants in France-in the second defeated Lord Sidmouth, obtained the reign of LOUIS THE DESIRED.

enlargement of the Act of Toleration, M.Chron., Jan. 31.

and is composed of many members of

the Church of England, and repreMr. Marron.

sents all the Dissenters of England When Mr. Marron's letter was pub- and Wales. Now, Sir, this assumplished by the Bourbon Journals in tion deserves the severest reprobation.

Intelligence.--Wahabees, Mahometan Reformers.

181 On the occasion of Lord Sidmouth's been in existence since 1732, a Com Bill, all that worshiped under the mittee of Deputies appointed by alAct of Toleration, made an instant most all the regular Dissenting churchmovement; the Methodists in the es in London, to protect and repre'connexion of the late Rev. John Wes- sent them in all matters respecting ley, particularly distinguished them- their religious freedom, and from an selves, and a great proportion of the interesting volume lately published, petitions was from that numerous bo- containing the Proceedings of this dy. A great many Dissenters also body, it appears, that as long ago as came forward at that time, who have 1745, they addressed a circular letter not acted with any public body since. to the Dissenters throughout En Some of the persons who were active gland to raise forces against the Prein that affair formed a Society, and tender. They have also come to recalled it the Protestant Society; but solutions ou the present question. others retired, and have neither con I learn, in fact, that very few of tributed to the Society or been mem- the London Dissenters, belong to this bers of its Comınittee; it cannot, society, which assumes to represent therefore, be said with truth that this all England and Wales. They repreSociety defeated Lord Sidmouth, for sent none of the Methodists-the it was not formed till after that event, Quakers have a Committee of Sufferand many who took part then have ings--and indeed they only represent, no connexion with it whatever. With according to their own plan, those respect to the enlargement of the Act congregations who subscribe annually of Toleration, the Methodists, also, a certain sum. The design of the were particularly employed to obtain Society, it appears, was to protect that measure. The solicitor to that the persons so subscribing in their body, and Mr. Butterworth, M. P. freedom, under the acts of toleration J, myself, know to have been very as existing from time to time, and to active.

afford legal assistance in assault, riot, It is further stated, that the Com- &c. Very important objects, no doubt, mittee is composed of several mem- but how this Committee of thirty genbers of the Established Church. Now, tlemen, thus appointed from year to Sir, the names of that Committee are year, can assume to represent all the published, I suppose officially, in a Dissenters, on the subject of a perwork called the Evangelical Miscel- secution in France, is to me inexpliJany; it appears that there are fifteen cable. ministers and fifteen gentlemen all

An Old CITIZEN AND DISSENTER. the ministers are Dissenters, and I perceive the others are tradesmen in Wahabees, Mahometun Reformers. the Metropolis, and may therefore be -Letters from Egypt state, that Moeasily known; and out of the fifteen hammed Ali, the reigning Viceroy, I only see one to whom any doubt who had undertaken an expedition can attach of his being a Dissenter against the Wahabee Arabs, had at and that is the individual whose name length terminated it with complete generally appears as Chairman, Mr.

After driving them from Mills. He does, I understand, receive Mecca, Medina, and the ports along the sacrament at the church occa- the coast of the Red Sea, taking possionally—but all his family are Dis. session of their great inland capital senters. He was brought up to attend Tarabe, &c., the strong · hold on a meeting in. Spitalfields, and now which they chiefly depended, he efattends himself principally at that infected their total defcat, by pursuing East Cheap, where the Rev. Mr. them to the remotest coufiues of their Clayton preaches—he is further a ma- territory. nager of a Dissentiug Academy in Hoxton, for educating persons for the

DOMESTIC. ministry among Dissenters. It seems

The first Annual Meeting of the Southto me therefore to be deceiving the

ern Unitarian Fund Society will be held public, to hold out that the Commit

on Wednesday, 17th April, 1816, at the tee is composed of members of the General Baptist Chapel, Thomas Street, Established Church. As to its re Portsmouth. The Rev. W.J. Fox is expresenting all the Dissenters in Eng- pected to preach. land and Wales—there is and has

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182 Intelligence.--Mr. Gilchrist's Grammar and Dictionary. Manchester College, York.

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Obituary.--Mrs. Ann Marsom.

188 these different forms of the same word is clustered around the primitire stem or clearly and concisely given; showing that parent word. Competent judges will adwhile the same word has many applicationsmit this to be the most philosophic plan of both literal and metaphoric, it has uniformly lexicography. It is attended however one unvarying meaning. 3. The Dictio- with one disadvantage--the difficulty of nary here proposed being intended as a finding any word that may be wanted. To bandmaid to philosophy rather than a mere obviate this difficulty an Index will be vocabulary, those words which are fittest given-all the words of the Dictionary for the purposes of speech are recommended will be alphabetically arranged, with the to the choice of clear thinkers; and obscure, page referred to where each imay be found indefinite, equivocal, unintelligible, un- in its proper etymological connexion. 6. meaalng and falsc-meaning words or uses The pronunciation of all those words which of them are proscribed. A leading object deviate from analogy will be marked and of the work is to promote clear and definite indicated in the manner of Mr. Walker's expression—to dissipate mysticism and Dictionary ; which shall be taken as the jargon and put down sopbistry. 4. The standard of English pronunciation. Thus German, Italian, Freoch, Spanish and with the principles and rules laid down in Latin forms or spellings of the same word the graminar, the present work will serve are presented to view with its English form as a guide to provincialists and foreigners or spelling. Thus the work is intended to for pronouncing the English language. serve as an easy introduction to universal It is intended to publish the whole work kxicography. 5. All the words etymolo- in Five Parts, at 6s. each, to Subscribers ; gically related are brought together and 8s. to Non-subscribers ; but the Author arranged according to their degrees of means to wait the decision of the public proximity: all the branches of the same respecting the Grammar before he send stock or members of the same family are any part of the Dictionary to the press.

OBITUARY.

Died, Wednesday, March 13, 1816, in In her disposition she was remarkably the 69th year of her aye, Mrs. Ann Mar- affectionate and sympathizing ; strongly 80%, wife of the Rev. John Marsom. She affected by the sufferings of others and was born in the year 1747, received a re- anxious for their relief. This temper conligious education from her inother, and at tinued with her even when the decay of an early age made a public profession of her faculties rendered her incapable of the Christianity by baptism and an association active exertion for which she had before with a church of the Calvinistic persua- been distinguished, and which had made sion. She afterwards erabraced the Uni- her eminently useful in her family connextarian doctrine, and in the year 1774 ad- ions, among whom her memory will long dressed a letter on that subject to the pas

be cherished with tender and grateful retor of the church of which she was then collection. a member, avowing and defending her With respect to her hope of acceptance sentiments, in consequence of which she with God she always expressed it 10 be was separated from their communion. This founded distinctly and solely on the mercy letter has been lately printed in the first of God as revealed in the gospel of Jesus number of the Christian Reformer. On Christ, and professed tɔ derive all her some disputed points she could never fully comfort from the promises of God containmake up her mind, but her views in ye- ed in his word. She often repeated those Deral were rational and free from enthu. two lines of Dr. Watts's, siasm, and she entertained the most friend.

46 The voice that rolls the stars along ly sentiments towards those from whom Speaks all the promises !" she differed in opinion. On this subject she often repeated the words of the Apostle She was often heard to say, “I never had Peter, as containing a declaration which a voice from heaven to tell me that I was a gave great satisfaction to her mind, In child of God; but I trust I can say, I know every nation he that feareth God and in whom I have believed." She disclaimed worketh righteousness is accepted of him. all confidence iu herself, and her mind On the subject of the Divine Unity sbe seemed to rest for support on such declafrequently mentioned the 3rd verse of the rations as these, There is forgiveness with 17th of John as having been decidedly thee that thou mayest be feared. The convincing to the mind of her mother as Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear well as berself. This is life eternal that him, and in those that hope in his mercy. they might know thae, the only true God, It was remarkable that in the latter years end Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent. of her life, when she was in a state of

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