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near Manchester, Peter Martinean, Esq. son of Martineau, Esq. of Norwich, of St. Albau's, Daniel Gaskell, Esq. of entered the College at the commencement Lupsett, near Wakefield, Abraham Cromp- of the present session as a student for ton, Esq. of Lune Villa, near Lancaster, the ministry on his own foundation, and the Rev. John Yates, of Tosteth Park, Mr. Arthur Tozer Cloutt, son of the Rev. near Liverpool, and the Rev. John Ken- Thomas Cloutt, of London, has been subtish, of the Woodlands, near Birmingham, sequently admitted on the foundation of Vice-Presidents ; George William Wood, the Hackney Education Fund, procured Esq. of Platt, Treasurer ; Thomas Ro. for him on the recommendation of the binson, Esq. of Manchester, Chairman of Rev. Thomas Belsham. Applications for the Committee; Mr. Samuel D. Darbi- admission for the session commencing in shire and the Rev. John James Tayler, September 1823, accompanied by the reof Manchester, Secretaries ; and Mr. quisite testimonials, should be addressed Samuel Kay and Mr. Joseph Mason, Au- to the Secretaries before the 1st of May ditors. The office of Visitor continues to next. be filled by the Rev. William Turner, of The Treasurer's report of the state of Newcastle; and the trustees have much the funds was, on the whole, a satisfacpleasure in stating, that the Rev. Lant tory one. The difference between the Carpenter, LL.D. of Bristol, has accepted discontinued and new subscriptions during the office of Assistant Visitor for the cure the last year was stated to be 188. 6d. in rent year. The Rev. Joseph Hutton, favour of the College. The congrega. B. A. of Leeds, and the Rev. John Gooch tional collections during the same period Robbards, were appointed Public Exa- have produced 1091. 68. 8d., and the beminers, with a request, to which they nefactions, including 241. 88. from Felhave subsequently acceded, that Mr. Hut- lowship Funds, amount to the sum of ton should attend the Easter and Mr. 1231. 188. On the general statement of Robberds the Christmas examination. the accounts there appcars to be a ba• The Committee of the last year was lance due to the treasurer of 1171. 9s. 100. re-elected, with the exception of the Rev. At this meeting, a series of resolutions William Johns, Mr. Robert Philips, Jun., was passed, in reference to the permaand Mr. James Potter, who are succeeded nent fund, which had been previously a by Mr. John Touchet, Mr. Robert H. subject of consideration with the Com. Gregg, the Rev. J. J. Tayler, all of Man- mittee, and had been by them strongly chester, and the Rev. Arthur Dean, of recommended to the adoption of the Stand.

trustees. These resolutions, which are The Deputy Treasurers were also re- given at length below, the trustees conelected, with the exception of Alfred sider very important, and they are inEstlin, Esq. of Bristol, who has resigned duced to believe that they will contribute his office. He is succeeded by the Rev. much to the permanence and welfare of Dr. Carpenter: and Thomas Eyre Lee, the College. Esq. of Birmingham, and the Rev. George Resolved unanimously, B. Wawne, of Bridport, are appointed That a large proportion of the proDeputy Treasurers for their respective perty of the College consists of buildings places of residence.

which are subject to a gradual decrease The divinity students in the College of value, and that the existing practice during the past session were fifteen in of making a regular deduction of 24 per number, all on the foundation. Of these, cent. per annum from the current estiMr. Edmund Kell has completed his mated value of the buildings in Mancourse, and entered upon the duties of chester, and a regular deduction of 77 his profession as a Protestant Dissenting per cent. per annum from the current Minister,-and Mr. John Smale, the trus- estimated value of the buildings in York, tees regret to state, has been under the is judicious and proper, and ought to be necessity of retiring from the College in continued. consequence of ill health. Of the several That it is highly important to the percandidates for admission on the founda. manent prosperity of the College, that tion, three have been received into the the money value of its property should College on probation, viz. Mr. Edward be maintained at its present amount, Talbot, son of Mr. John Talbot, of independent of such future additions as Leeds; Mr. Robert Brook Aspland, M.A. the generosity of its friends, or any other of the University of Glasgow, son of the cause, may enable the trustees to make Rev. Robert Aspland, of Hackney; and thereto. Mr. John Stowe of Birmingham; making That it is the opinion of this meeting, the present number of students on the that an addition should be annually made foundation sixteen. Mr. Martineau, to the permanent fund, out of the curreut 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- expeuded on these objects, aud they hope chester buildings, and 7) 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 now annually made thereto of claims on Christian benevolence. the surplus income of the long annuities. The proprietor of the Crown Assembly

In pursuance of the above resolutions, Rooms in the most liberal mapper al. 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 nnanimously 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.

effectually promoted the spread of UnitaJ.J. TAYLER,

rianism,) preached in the morning and Manchester, August 1822.

evening to crowded assemblies. Mr. Ful lagar shewed wherein the true glory of

a Christian church should consist. Mr. Unitarian Congregation, Portsmouth.

Hughes pointed out the advantages ariThe 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 adapt. 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 dis. house 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

We noticed in our last the intended ministry of the venerable minister, (the

resignation of the Rev. PENDLEBURY Rev. Russell Scott,) and delight to bring

Houghton in the ensuing month of up their families and their friends to the

March, as one of the ministers of the worship of the one living and true God.

congregation meeting in Paradise Street Under these circumstances, some anx

Chapel, in Liverpool. We are informed iety was felt in the beginning of the pre

that the Rev. JOHN YATES has also signisent year, at finding the ancient chapel

fied his desire to retire at the same time, 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 thern 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

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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 HERFEY, 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 • 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 sereral 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

The Fox Club has unanimously voted fested by the result. The votes were

that a monument shall be erected to the 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 elected. Mr. JEFFREY, the late Lord

for his faithful exertions in the cause of

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 election will convince Sir WALTER SCOTT

Close of the Year, 1822. 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 whaterer 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 abominable outtrust 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 Alli- 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 upon Spain, 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, even 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 despotismu. 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 counadmire his political character, we are try, and shewn him that the persecution bound to say that his conduct since he of the factiou that mourns 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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