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high honour to behold your Majesty's re- of health, and every comfort which this presentative ; and through him to receive world can afford—and that at length your Majesty's most gracious assurances your Majesty may inherit a kingdom of maintaining inviolate our rights and which cannot be moved, and a crown of privileges as by law established. But we glory which fadeth not away, are our cannot express what we feel, when, within most sincere and fervent prayers. the precincts of your ancient kingdom of Scotland, we behold your Majesty in
“ (Signed) person—a King distinguished by every
"DAVID LAMONT, Moderator." splendid endowment, and graced by every elegant accomplishment-at once the safeguard of our country, and the bul- the following most gracious answer :
To this Address his Majesty returned wark of our Church. “ From the first moment that your loyal attachment, in the sincerity of which
“ I thank you for these expressions of Majesty undertook the charge of public i place implicit confidence. It is with affairs, the Providence of God has beamed the utmost satisfaction that I avail myself upon you with a bright effulgence. By of this opportunity of confirming in perthe wisdom of your Majesty's counsels
son the assurances I have given through and the vigour of your arms, your Majesty was enabled, by the blessing of Al- inviolate those rights and privileges to
my representative, that I will maintain mighty God, to frustrate the formidable which the Church of Scotland is entitled attempts of a gigantic power, which; by the most solemn compacts. In your grasping at universal empire, threatened continued exertions to promote true relito destroy the independence of Europe; gion, and to inculcate loyalty and obediand that same Providence, we trust, will
ence to the laws, you may rely on my still continue to encompass your Majesty constant support and protection. I coras with a shield, and over all your glory dially unite with you in grateful acknowto create a defence.
ledgments to Almighty God, for his signal “ As a portion of your Majesty's sub. jects, we express our warmest gratitude protection of my people in the tiine of for the honour your Majesty has donc to general peril and calamity, and in an our country by most graciously conde assistance, 1 may be enabled to protect
earnest prayer that, through his divine scending to visit it; and we trust that, their liberties, and to advance their pro. when your Majesty returns from your sperity and happiness." Scottish dominions, you will be enabled to say that, in this part of the United Kingdom, you have seen a people who AddreSS OF THE SCOTTISH EPISCOPAL love their God, their country and their
“ As the constituted representatives of [This Address was presented by a Deputhe Church of Scotland, we present your
tation consisting of Bishops - Gleig, Majesty our heartfelt thanks for the many
Jolly, Sandford, Torry, Skinner, Lowe; signal favours which your Majesty has
-PRESBYTERS--Rev. Mr. Alison, Mr. been pleased to confer upon us; and, as
Walker, Dr. Russell, Mr. Horsley, Mr. the best return which we can make for your
Cruickshanks, Mr. Morehead.. The Majesty's goodness, we beg leare to as
Address was read by Mr. Horsley.] sure your Majesty, that it shall be our “ To the King's most excellent Mastudy, in our respective districts, to dis- jesty. charge with fidelity and zeal the duty May it please your Majesty, -We, committed to our trust, and to encourage your Majesty's dutiful and loyal subjects, loyalty and submission to the laws, as the Bishops and Clergy of the Scottish equally indispensable to both public and Episcopal Church, beg leave humbly to private prosperity.
approach your Royal presence with ex“We will labour to impress upon the pressions of our most heartfelt attachment people committed to our care a high sense and loyalty to your Majesty's sacred of the invaluable blessings of our glorious person and government. and happy constitution. We will teach “ So many years have passed away them to fear God, to honour thcir King, since Scotland was honoured by the preand to connect the principles of religion sence of its Sovereign, that to behold with a dutiful obedience to the laws of your Majesty in the palace of the long their country.
line of our ancient Monarchs—your Ma“ That your Majesty may long sway jesty's Royal ancestors-is, to us, as it the regal sceptre over a great, a free, a must be to every true Scotsman, a matter loyal, a happy and a united people—that of pride and exultation; and in this your Majesty may long enjoy the blessing house, more especially, do we feel our
selves. prompted by these cmotions, to ADDRESS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF EDIN. declare, that within the wide compass of your Majesty's dominions are no where to be found hearts more loyal than those
“ Most Gracious Sovereign,-We, the which beat in the breasts of the Scottish Principal and Professors of the University Episcopalians.
of Edinburgh, humbly approach your Ma“The devoted attachment uniformly jesty's throne; and, warmed with the displayed by the members of our Church strongest feelings of national pride and to him whom they have considered as gratitude, and loyal affection, we offer to their legitimate Sovereign, is 80 well your Majesty our most cordial congratu. known to your Majesty, that it would be lations on your auspicious arrival in the waste of time to repeat it here ; and is, capital of your ancient kingdom of Scot. indeed, amply vouched by the lowly sta- land, and in the palace of your illustrious tion which we, her Bishops, now hold ancestors. We hail your august presence in civil society. Your Majesty likewise as a distinguishing and most gratifying knows that our religious principles and proof of the Royal condescension and forms of worship are the same with those kindness to our country: and, particiof the Church of England, from which, pating in the ardent exultation excited indeed, we twice derived our Episcopacy, by the high and happy erent in all classes when it had been lost at home; and of our fellow.citizens, we offer to your whilst we are sincerely grateful for the Majesty the homage of our most profound toleration of these principles and the free respect and most devoted attachment. exercise of the rights of our worship, we We are deeply impressed by those benefeel that it is to your Majesty's gracious volent purposes of public good, for which consideration, and that of your Royal your Majesty has desired to witness the Father, that our gratitude is in a peculiar condition and character of your people manner due.
in this quarter of your empire, and we “ We would not occupy too much of feel from the impression a new and aniyour Majesty's time by protestations of mating incentive to the faithful and zealour loyalty : but we must beg leave so- ous discharge of all our professional du. lemały to declare in your Royal presence, ties. To that fidelity and zeal, we now that, viewing in yoár Majesty's sacred therefore entreat your Majesty's permisperson the lineal descendant of the Royalsion to pledge ourselves gratefully, sinFamily of Scotland, and the legitimate cerely and solemnly. possessor of the British Throne, we feel “ Deign, then, indulgently to rely on to your Majesty that devoted attachment our assurance that, in our different aca. which our principles assure us is due to demical departments, we will continue our rightful Sovereign; and that, should to employ our most strenuous exertions evil days ever come upon your Majesty's for promoting that intellectual, moral Royal House, (which may God of his and religious instruction, which being the infinite mercy avert !) the House of Bruns- most solid basis of a nation's prosperity, wick will find that the Scottish Episco- happiness and honour, it is the dearest palians are ready to endure for it as much wish of your Majesty's heart, and the as they have suffered for the House of most unceasing object of your reign, to Stuart, and with heart and band to con. extend and to perpetuate throughout all vince the world, that in their breasts a your dominions. firm attachment to the religion of their
" That the Almighty King of Kings fathers is inseparably connecied with un- may bless your Majesty with a long reign shaken loyalty to their King.
of glory, and that He may bestow on you, “ That your Majesty may long reign in heaven, an unfading crown, are our over a happy and united people, to main. most fervent prayers. tain that peace and prosperity which the wisdom of your Majesty's counsels and “ GEO. H. BAIRD, Principal." the vigour of your arms have, by the providence of God, achieved for them, is the earnest prayer of “ Your Majesty's most dutiful and
Meeting held after the morning service,
thirty new members were added to the RELIGIOUS.
Society. This accession has been made Sheffield Meeting of Ministers.
for the express purpose of rendering the AGREEABLY to the norice which was
funds adequate to the distribution of given through the medium of the last cheap Unitarian tracts among the less Repository, (pp. 579, 560,) a Meeting of iuformed members of congregations conMinisters residing in the neighbourhood of nected with the Association, and likewise Sheffield was held in the Unitariau Cha- among the members of reputed orthodox pel in that town, on the 26th of Septem. churches. With a view to the accomber. Dr. Philipps was the preacher; plishment of this design, it was resolved, having been unauimously requested at
is that the Subscribers resident in Bridthe Meeting in June, to officiate on this port, together with the Secretary, be occasion. His subject was taken from constituted a Committee, and empowered Philipp. ii. 15, 16. The discourse was to appropriate the surplus funds in the imtended to unite the “ Concio ad Popu- purchase of Tracts, of which an allotment lumn" with the “ Concio ad Clerum." shall be made annually to each subscriber, It does not become the writer of this for general distribution.” “ The Unitaarticle to say more, thau that the preacher rian's Appeal,” and the “ Answer to the received the thauks, most cordially ex- Question, Why do you go to the Unitapressed, both of his brethren in the mi. rian Chapel ?"" have been selected by the nistry and of the congregation. The mi- Committee. nisters and the cougregation (in a consi.
The next Meeting will be held at derable number) dined together after the Bridgewater, on Tuesday in Easter Week, service, and the day was spent in a man
1823. The Rev. Mr. Hughes, of Yeovil, ner which was adapted to promote the is appointed to preach. mutual harmony and improvement both
G. B. WAWNE, Secretary. of ministers and people.The Rev. Mr. Hawkes, of Lincoln, and the Rev. Mr. Eleventh Annual Meeting of the Prom Williams, of Mansfield, were present on testant Society for the Protection the occasion; together with Omey Shore, of Religious Liberty. Esq., an ennghtened and zealous friend of truth, and of civil and religious li.
(Continued from p. 583.) berty. The plan for village preaching, This class of complaints (continued alluded to in the last Repository, was Mr. Wilks) included a series of evils again brought forward and discussed; which would create an unchristian indigand will probably be carried into effect in nation in his mind, if unallayed by pity a short time. A regular religious service or contempt. At Barnstaple, a poor tailor will be established at Dronfield, in Derby- employed by the parish was, only for shire, as soon as a suitable room can be his Methodism, deprived of that employ. provided, and the neighbouring ministers At Chart, in Kent, where the nephew of have engaged to conduct it. The propo- the Archbishop of Canterbury was the sal for a Lord's-Day Eveniog Lecture at Rector, poor persons were mulcted in Sheffield, to be carried on in the same their allowances from the parish, because way, which was made at the Mecting in they sent their children to other than the June last, has been confirmed by a con- National Schools; and when a widow, gregational assembly, and will commence chary of her independence, and in princi. on the first Sabbath in the month. ple à Dissenter, would send her infant
N. P. daughter to a dame school, and pay her Sheffield, Oct. 12, 1822.
weekly threepence for her learning-the
sum of threepence was deducted from her Somerset and Dorset Unitarian
parish pay, because, forsooth, if for the Association.
education of her child she could make
such payment, that suin could not be The Half-Yearly Meeting of this Asso- needful to supply her wants ! In anociation was held at Yeovil, on Tuesday, ther place, a clerical magistrate refused October 1. The Rev. Wm. Wilson, of to order relief to a sickly, suffering female, Crewkherne, preached in the morning, because a Dissenting meeting-house was from Philipp. i. 27; and the Rev. G. B. the sad place where the visitings of her Wawne, of Bridport, in the evening, on disease had been most alarming, though the Character of the Bereans. At the she had tottered there slow and trembling,
to gain the only comfort which poverty cd hostile minds ;-partly encouraged too and disease allowed her to enjoy. At by a church establishment, and by the Ashorne, too, amid the sylvan plains of obloquy which affected all Dissenters, Warwickshire, he had known another in- from the continuance of penal statutes, stance of this worst abuse of power. and their exclusion from the bench of [Here Mr. Wilks related the story of the magistracy and other public situations denial of a share in a parish benefaction which their fortunes and knowledge fit to a Baptist, of the name of KNIGHT. them to adorn. Of these affrays many The dialogue between Mrs. K. and the were repressed by private effort and local clergyman of the parish, as related by associations. But at Urchfont, in Wilts, Mr. W., produced quite a dramatic effect.] a man was disorderly-sang aloud
At Hampton, he had found the same would fight-was prosecuted, convicted vexatious dæmon amidst parks and and forgiven : and the Committee contribowers. There he met a labourer, buted fire guineas to the charge. Chip whose form was bowed beneath heavy perfield, in Hertfordshire, was the scene burdens, and whose hands were become of another riot. Stones were thrown at horny with his toil. At the age of sixty the windows and the doors, and the this poor man had learnt to read his Bi- people insulted and disturbed. The case ble, to cheer the evenings of each day, had been recommended to the attention and the approaching night of life. Acci. of the Committee by Dr. COLLYER, who, dentally, he learnt that the wife had ask though mild as embodied meekness, was ed the parochial minister to include her firm for right. The magistrates had been name in the list of women ou whom the tardy to interfere, but perseverance overDuke of Clarence, whose palace was in came that tardiness, and the offenders that vicinity, bestowed some yearly alms. awaited trial for their offence. At WoodFor 'two successive years she had applied ford Bridge, where The London Itinerant -twice she was refused. She was poor, Society have long endeavoured to improve was old, was honest, had been the mo. one of the many desert spots that envither of fourteen children, all brought up ron London, WILLIAM WITHAM was apo without parochial aid, only by rare eco- prehended for misconduct. He was comnomy and indefatigable labours. Why mitted to Chelmsford gaol, and expreswas she refused ? She was guilty of the sing contrition, and paying a trifle to the crime of preferring the Baptist meeting poor, was finally released. But expenses to the parish church-and her Method to the Committee resulted from the proism was all her guilt !
secutors having entered into recognizances Could he be deceived ? He held a to prosecute, which preclude a prompt forprinted book that precluded apologetic giveness of defendants, and which prose hopes. It was a printed pamphlet from cutors should avoid. At Bore Common and the parish of Broadwater, published in at Peterchurch, in Herefordshire, where April last. In that parish was Worth. a female was shot through the hand, and ing, where Dissenters as well as Church. Cricklade, where the Home Missionary men went to gaze upon the ocean, and Society prosecute their excellent, much. to obtaiu relief from a plethora of wealth. needed labours, and in other places, such In that pamphlet the Committee and pa- proceedings, varying in their outrage and rish officers announce, that “no relief atrocity, occurred. At Ickford, vcar will be giren to persons whose children Thame, not only the rooms opened for do not regularly attend the National worship by a Christian philanthropist, Schools," and thus they class all the con- were rendered offensive by putrid matter, scientious and Dissenting poor with the the lights extinguished by birds, and the extravagant and profligate -- with the social meetings interrupted by disgustful drunkard and the poacher, from whom noise ; but that case was rendered re. also, and more righteously, they threaten markable by the shameful obstructions to withhold relief. In this case he would opposed to redress by clerical justices, to trust that exposure would produce redress, whom he must so often and unwillingly and that his influential Sussex friends allude. At Saffron Walden too, vigils, would procure the correction of an ordi- not superstitious or unseemly, held on nance disgraceful to liberal minds. the last night of the departed year by
TO Riots and illegal interruptions of some good and wealthy females of the Public Worship he would next allude. Wesleian denomination, were disturbed These needed punishment for their re- by rude wassailers. Their rank and legal pression. In cities and the chapels of knowledge should have taught them other wealthy congregations they were not conduct, and prevented a disturbance of knowu. He did not, however, wish to the grateful praises and fervent prayers aggravate these matters. They resulted of the thankful and devout at that midoften from inebriety or ignorance, rather night hour. But the hour of reckoning thau a malicious spirit and predetermin- came. lu broad noon-day the offenders had to apologize for their intrusions, and not intervene. In neither case was the in distinctest language to express regret. decision of the clergyman received ; and Through a statement of many clerical the Committee remained desirous to exaggressions on liberal conduct and dissent- tend the olive branch of peace, but not ing rights lie would next proceed. afraid, at the command of justice, though
In Oxfordshire, he found a clergyman, slow and unwilling, to unsheath the brother to a noble Earl, self-degraded, serv- sword of defensive war. In both cases ing a notice from a landlady to a cottage, great evils had educed yet greater good. to quit her home; because she would not The firmness of Mr. Reeve, at Cuckfield, close the doors against the Dissenting who carried his child to Ryegate for inminister, whose visits he forbade. Refu terment, rather than sanction a public suls to bury also had been renewed. In wrong, deserved public honour. two cases the Committee had interfered Wiltshire, the son of Mr. Jay, and an successfully; in one case they could not excellent friend at Bath, had displayed interfere ; and in the remaining two, the calmness, decision and disdain of trouble, results of their interference were yet un- worthy of their father and instructor, known. At Hartland, in North Devon, and of the noblest cause; whilst every the Rev. Mr. CHANTER had refused to good Churchman and the observant vil. bury the infaut of a labourer. He had lagers blushed or joyed at these measures acknowledged to the Wesleian preacher and defeats, and many withdrew, fearful, and the father, his error and compunc- from a church, which those measures tion. The happiest effects had recom- were adopted to uphold. pensed the interference :- haughtiness But a refusal of marriage as well as of had become good-will, gall was converted intermeut had occurred. Llandygwning, into the bland milk of kindness, and the in Caernarvonshire, witnessed the half poor and parish, delighted by his new ci- comic and half tragic deed. The Rev. vility to the Disseuting minister, offered John Hughes was the clergyman, and their praises and their prayers for the dis- Thomas Evans and CATHARINE JONES tant and unknown iustruments of this the bridegroom and the bride. The benign but mysterious change. At Aber. bridegroom was a Baptist, and was deemgavilly, in Wales, also, the Rev. Mr. Mor- ed by the minister so thoroughly unchris, GAN had made a similar refusal. There, tian, that marriage with him no female his lady had been unwisely prominent. could properly contract. He therefore She could not endure that " Mr. Morgan insisted that, before the Sacrament of should be a servant to bury children bap- Marriage was bestowed, the Sacrament tized by every body." “ Pride goeth be- of Baptism should be applied. The fore destruction—ihe haughty spirit ef- blushing maiden looked the entreaties she fects a fall." This lady learnt that the might not utter. The disappointed bridelaw was the master of her master, and groom was more loudly urgent. The had to read and digest with what appe- friends, the parents and fair dainsels, all tite she might, an acknowledgment that full of hope and innocent festivity, were the service ought not to have been neg- astounded and appalled. It was as a lected, and a promise that it should here. blighting wind deadening the blossoming after be performed.
of bliss. Who would have been that lu Ilampshire, and at Westbourne, that blighter, that had a manly or a Christian success against the refusal of the Rev. G. heart? The carate was inflexible. RhaTaTTeRSHALL could not be obtained. damanthus had not more iron nerves. The parents of the departed infant were Smiles, blushes, tears, remonstrances, all conscientious Baptists; therefore the cler- were vain. He must have lived a bat. gyman might lawfully withhold the rites chelor : an old batchelor he deserved to of sepulture.
die! As to the poor bridegroom, why at The remaining cases were at Cuckfield, last he yielded. But did ever a martyr Sussex, and at Colerne, in the county of have such temptations ? Wilts. The first evinced the infectious [We regret that we must defer to the influence of power; as, there a youthful next Number the conclusion of Mr. clergyman of liberal education and gen- Wilks's speech, together with some of tlemanly manners had allowed himself, the Resolutious of the Society, and Lord at the instigation of a rector's widow and John Russell's admirable address.] interested parish-clerk, to out-herod Herod in the assertion of a right to refuse
LEGAL. admittance of a corpse to the church, and
Trial of Mrs. Wright. to curtail the service which the rubric On Monday, July 8, 1822, came on in bad enjoined. The latter was marked the Court of King's Bench, at Guildhall, by circumstances of such great aggression, before the Lord Chief Justice (Abbot) (and which were well detailed,) that pro- and a special Jury, the trial of SUSANNAH secutiou must result, if concession did Wright, for publishing in Richard Car