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ncome of the College, the amount of spacious vestry to contain the Subscripwhich should not be less than the amount tion Library, amounting to about 400 of the annual allowance made for depre- volumes, and a room over for the Sunday ciation on buildings, viz. 24 per cent. on Schools. Upwards of £1100 have been the current estimated value of the Man- expended on these objects, and they hope chester buildings, and 74 per cent. on to defray the whole expense without apthe current estimated value of the York pealing to other congregations for assistbuildings.
ance; but to accomplish this, their aid That the said addition to the perma- must necessarily be withholden for the nent fund should be over and above the present from objects which have strong addition vow annually made thereto of claims on Christian benevolence. the surplus income of the long anpuities. The proprietor of the Crown Assembly
In pursuance of the above resolutions, Rooms in the most liberal mauper als the sum of 3261. was voted to the per- lowed them to be used by the congregamanent fund, being the amount of the tion gratuitously for several months, till depreciation on the estimated value of the chapel was re-opened on the 27th of the Manchester and York buildings since October. On that occasion the Rev. W. the last annual meeting.
Hughes, of the Isle of Wight, and the The chair was then taken by T. B. W. Rev. J. Fullagar, of Chichester, (whose Sanderson, Esq., and the thanks of the labours, in connexion with other minismeeting were unanimously voted to John ters, at the Fortnightly Lectures estaTouchet, Esq. for his services as President. blished in Portsea and the suburbs, have S. D. DARBISHIRE, Secretaries. rianism,) preached in the morning and
effectually promoted the spread of UnitaJ. J. TAYLER, Manchester, August 1822.
evening to crowded assemblies. Mr. Fullagar shewed wherein the true glory of
a Christian church should consist. Mr. Unitarian Congregation, Portsmouth. Hughes pointed out the advantages ari
The state of the Unitarian Congrega- sing from just views of the Divine chation in this town affords the most encou- racter. The gratitude due to those who raging proof, that the views of Christian erected the chapel in 1717, was well entruth entertained by them are well adapte forced ; and a hope expressed that the ed to the spiritual wants of mankind “glory of the second house" would be generally. By adopting every allowable greater than that of “the first." The means of exciting public attention, then society were congratulated on their dis. laying open the pure and simple doctrines tinguishing name being now inscribed on of the Gospel in a plain, earnest, and the front of the building; and the Divine familiar manner, contrasting them with blessing implored that it might be as a prevailing errors, avoiding abstruse dishouse of refuge for the disconsolate and cussions, and constantly appealing to the those who are wearied with the weight Scriptures, the place of worship which was of superstition; an asylum for the persefor many years considered the gate of cuted, and a standard for in-gathering perdition, and frequented chiefly by a few the house of Israel. families of the educated classes, is become
D. B. P. the regular resort of nearly a thousand persons of all ranks and conditions, who gladly avail themselves of the instructive
Wc poticed in our last the intended ministry of the venerable minister, (the resignation of the Rev. PENDLEBURY Rev. Russell Scott,) and delight to bring March, as one of the ministers of the
Houghton in the ensuing month of up their families and their friends to the worship of the one living and true God,
congregation meeting in Paradise Street Under these circumstances, some ans
Chapel, in Liverpool. We are informed iety was felt in the beginning of the pre, fied his desire to retire at the same time.
that the Rev. JOHN YATES has also signisent year, at finding the ancient chapel so much in need of repairs, that it could And we farther learn, that it is the inno longer be used in safety. Aided by tention of the congregation to have only the very munificent donations of indivi. one minister in future. duals and families connected with the society, although several of them non-re- By the death of Mr. SMYTH, (son-insidents, the congregation has been ena. law of the late Duke of Grafton,) a bled to put a new roof on the building, vacancy was created in the representation and otherwise repair and improve it, in a of the University of Cambridge in Parliamanner promising safety and comfort for ment. A new election took place on the a century to come. They have added a 26th and 27th of November. The can
didates were three in number ; two who the city. He appealed for protection to started having withdrawn, viz.the Speaker the Emperor of Russia, who granted him of the House of Commons, Mr. C. MAN- a licence to remain. The Duke of WelNERS SUTTON, (son of the Archbishop of lington is also said to have befriended Canterbury,) who found a legal impedi- him. His object was to induce the conment arising from his office in his way, gress to agree on some measure for the and Mr. R. Grant, brother to the late effectual extirpation of the Slave Trade. Secretary for Ireland, who gave up from He was listened to with kindness by the finding his sentiments in favour of Catho. northern Autocrat, and permission was lic emancipation an obstacle to success. granted him to translate and circulate The three who went to the poll were Mr. amongst the “ gods on earth," and their BANKES, son of Mr. Bankes, proprietor satellites, the address on this subject of and member for Corfe Castle, who which was issued by the Quakers at their has lately written a Romau History, last yearly meeting. The condescension which the Quarterly Review has merci- of Alexander caused WILLIAM ALLEN to lessly torn to pieces, Lord HERSEY, and be bowed to by the high-born nobles Mr. SCARLETT, the Barrister. Mr. Bankes attending on majesty; and the people of depended upon the interest of the clergy, Verona, seeing that he received obeisances excited in his favour by his well-known from the great in the public streets withopposition to the Catholic claims; Lord out returning them, naturally enough Hervey seems to have relied upon family concluded that the immoveable broad interest and upon ministerial and aristo- brim was the symbol of some high ecclecratic support; Mr. Scarlett canvassed as siastical dignity, and that the unbending a Whig. The number of votes was as wearer was the patriarch of some religion follows:
prevailing a long way off. Mr. Bankes
420 Lord Hervey
280 Mr. Scarlett 218
The Baptist Magazine lately gave a list The first-named gentleman was, of course, of the Particular Baptist Churches in declared duly elected, and Cambridge England and Wales at four periods. In may vie with Oxford in its “ No Popery" 1771, they were 251; in 1794, 379; in antipathies.
1811, 537 ; and in 1820, 672. In the first period, it is stated that the largest
Baptist Churches in London had not more At the late election of Lord Rector of than 150 members, whereas now several The University of Glasgow, the candidates have more than 400. were Sir WalTER SCOTT and Sir James MACKINTOSH, and the liberal principles and feelings of the students were mani- that a monument shall be erected to the
The Fox Club has unanimously voted fested by the result, The votes were nearly three to one in favour of Sir memory of the late Mr. PERRY, proprie
for and editor of The Morning Chronicle, James MACKINTOSH, who was accordingly for his faithful exertions in the cause of elected. Mr. JEFFREY, the late Lord the people, and for his constant and uniRector, gave his vote for this gentleman, form adherence to the principles of Mr. expressly stating that he did so upon Fox. public grounds. Only two of the Professors supported the Whig candidate, viz. Messrs. MUIRHEAD and SANDFORD. This
Close of the Year, 1822. election will convince Sir WALTER SCOTT that the finest talents and the greatest CONSIDERABLE gloom hangs over the literary popularity may be nullified, even opening year. At home, there are peace amongst the young, who are most likely and plenty, but the depression of agrito set a high value upon them, by poli- culture fills a large body of the people tical subserviency.
with apprehension and trouble, and the uncertainty of property, occasioned by a
change in the value of the currency, tends AMONGST the visitors at Verona, du- to discourage commerce, and to unsettle ring the late congress of the Holy Alliance, all plans of prospective advantage. Ireland of unholy name, was Mr. William is in a feverish state. The outrages are ALLEN, the Quaker, of London, the apos- renewed in the provinces, and in the tle of philanthropy. His appearance is capital a brutal assault has been made by said to have alarmed the Austrian minis. some of the rabble of the Orange faction ter, the ever-watchful guardian of despo- on the person of the Lord Lieutenant, tism, who ordered the plain Friend to quit the Marquis WELLESLEY, on account of his known sentiments in favour of charge whatever to bring against him, Catholic emancipation. This impolitic, and consequently no reason for detaining as well as wicked, explosion of the rage bim a prisoner! This they were six of the faction has led all wise and good weeks in discovering, during which time men to rally round the government, and an English merchant was shut up in one has presented an opportunity, which, we of their dungeons. The aboninable ouitrust will not be neglected, of putting rage upon the laws of nations will not, we down for ever the insolence of a handful hope, be suffered by our own government of persecutors, who have so long been to pass without some measure of apology suffered to keep the island in a state of to the injured individual, to the honour turmoil and civil war. The Holy Allic of the country, and to the law of civilized ance has held its congress at Verona. Europe. The state of France is variously Hitherto, the official proceedings of this represented. The mad ultras are the junta of sovereigns have been withheld present actors, but the more temperate from the public, but it is understood that royalists are said to have the greater the congress has given leare to France to power : the liberal party is quietly looking make war upou Špain, in order to crush on. To strengthen the hands of the the free government there set up. Whether government by means of the church, eduthe French government will use the holy cation is gradually drawn into the hands licence is scarcely determined. A sense of the priests, and the Pope has granted of justice, however, will not restrain the a concordat for the erection of new Bourbons of that country from the mad bishoprics. The nuucio of his Holiness attempt to enable the Bourbon of Spain has appeared once more upon the stage, to pluck down the liberties of the penin- and has demanded with success the ban. sula. Their fears may, notwithstanding, ishment of LLORENTI, the virtuous and dictate sound policy. Unsupported, and enlightened Spanish ecclesiastic, alleging, eren opposed by England, they would as a reason for the demand, his History enter, we apprehend, with faint hearts of the Inquisition, and his other works upon a Spanish crusade, though cheered against papal domination. It was not to by the shouts of Croats and Tartars be forgiven by the church, that one who at the extremity of Europe. English had been secretary to the Inquisition, opposition to the Holy Alliance, so ho- should afterwards reveal the secrets of the nourable to our country, we owe to the prison-house, and animate his countrymen change in the department of Foreign in the work of destroying the horrid Affairs. The late Marquis of LONDON. engine of spiritual despotism. At seventy DERRY seemed to be pledged to the mea- years of age, therefore, he is sent, in the sures of the continental despots,-his depth of winter, across the Pyrennees. successor, Mr. Canning, is free to act as His countrymen have, no doubt, by this his judgment shall direct, and, little as we time welcomed him back to a free coutadmire his political character, we are try, and shewn him that the persecution bound to say that his conduct since he of the faction that moarns over the fallen came into office has been worthy of a Inquisition, is a recommendation to the British statesman. Gratitude impels us esteem and support of every liberal mind. to acknowledge his manly and spirited Russia is still watching her interests; offices on behalf of our friend, Mr. Bow- Turkey is convulsed with fanaticism; RING, on whose liberation we congratu- and the Greeks yet exist, and in sufficient late our readers. The French government strength to annoy and discomfit the bardurst not bring Mr. Bowring to trial, but, barians, especially at sea, and to make on the contrary, confessed in the order for them tremble for their dominion. his being set at liberty, that they had no
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