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land, kept for many years, and till the in the University; and in 1817 was prepresent year, the free-school of that town. sented by his College to the above RecHe received the rudiments of education tory. He was a man of mild and ami. uuder his father, and was prepared for able manners, and his society was much college at the Cathedral Grammar School courted on account of his musical taste of Ely.' From hence he was removed to and science. In his religious views, he Pembroke Hall, Cambridge, where he accorded very much with Mr. Simeon, of proceeded to the degree of B. A. in 1798, Cambridge; though he does not appear (being the 13th Wrangler on the Tripos,) to have taken any very decided part with and to that of M. A. in 1801. He was what is called the Evangelical party in elected a Fellow of his Society; and in the church. He has left a widow, whoin 1810 served the office of Senior Proctor he married on quitting college.
to the very basis of the Marriage-Act;
that at any rate it might not be said that The Deputies of the Three Denomi- the Dissenters remained quiet while the nations.
Legişlature was employed in re-enacting A SPECIAL General Meeting of the the law which operates to create a come Deputation was held on Friday the 14th pulsive conformity. Petitions were there. of March, to receive the Report of the fore sent in, and referred by the House Committec, on the instructions given to
to the Committee, and we are happy to them to take active measures towards an
announce that the Committee is underapplication to Parliament on the Test stood generally to recognize most fully and Corporation Acts.
the principle of the Dissenting objections, 'The Committee reported that they had and that it is proposed to endeavour to prepared an Address (which was read, meet them faițly. We also learn that it aud of which we hope to give a copy in is intended to make a similar provision our next Number,) to be sent (with a
in favour of the Catholics. copy of the last Petition to Parliament on the subject). to the Ministers of Dis
Mr. Gisburne's Subscription. senting Congregations throughout the Ar a Congregatioual Meeting held in kingdom, requesting the co-operation of the Unitarian Chapel, Trowbridge, on their connexions and congregations, and Sunday, March the 16th, 1823, the fol. especially inviting them to correspon- lowing Resolutions were passed unanidence, in order to ascertain the state of mously: general feeling on the subject.
Resolved, 1. That the thanks of this Other measures, with a view to the Meeting be given to the Unitarian Minissame object, were in coutemplation, and, ters and other gentlemen, in different in the mean time, the Meeting passed a parts of the kingdom, who exerted themResolution approving of what had been selves most liberally to obtain subscripdone.
tions towards a Fund for the support of
our late worthy Minister, the Rev. J. Unitarian Association.
Gisburne, and his numerous family, un
der the overwhelming atfiction which it The Committee had despaired of any pleased Almighty God to lay upon him. cffectual measures being taken during 2. That the thanks of this Meeting be the present session, in prosecution of given to the Unitarian congregations, their claims, owing to the unsettled state and to all those persons who contributed of the general law of the country. It so liberally and promptly, by their subwas thought that considerable alterations scriptions, on the above distressing occawould be made by Parliament, and that sion, towards raising a Fund for the it would be necessary for the Dissent- above-mentioned purpose. ers to wait to see what would be the 3. That the thanks of this Meeting be permanent law of the country before given to the gentlemen in London who they could frame the proper regulations have kindly undertaken to act as a Com. to meet their peculiar object. Unex- mittee for the management of the Fund pectedly, however, a Committee was raised for Mr. Gisburne and his family, appointed by the House of Lords to re- for their liberal and judicious conduct in view the whole frame of the law, and the business. propose a new and combined code. This, 4. That the thanks of this Meeting be therefore, appeared to be a proper mo- given to John Waldron, Esq., for his ment for stating at once the objections great exertions to serve Mr. Gisburue
Intelligence.--Ecclesiastical Preferments. and his family, under their severe affic
This Chapel, tion.
dedicated by 5. That the thanks of this Meeting be The Edinburgh Unitarian Church given to the Editor of the Monthly Repo
to the worship of šitory, for the ready admission given to One God in One Person, “even the the appeal to the Unitarian public, on God and Father of our Lord Jesus behalf of Mr. Gisburne and his family, in
Christ," that work, and for the insertion of the (being the first erected for this purpose List of Subscribers to his Case, either in
in this city,) the work itself or on its covers; and that
was founded the said Editor be respectfully requested the 6th day of March, 1823. to permit these Resolutions to be inserted The Rev. John Omer Squier in the Monthly Repository.
Minister of the Congregation. Signed on behalf and by order of the Messrs. Patterson and Son, Architects. Meeting,
R. WRIGHT. In the evening a number of the memAfter I had left the Chair, the follow, each other on the commencement of an
bers supped together, and congratulated ing Resolution was also, passed, which I undertaking which all of them felt to be am desired by the Meeting to add to the likely to give a great impulse to the cause preceding ones.
in Edinburgh, and which, R. W.
together with the union and good under“ Resolved, That the thanks of this standing universally prevailing among the Meeting be given to the Rev. R. Wright, meinbers, and the well-merited respect for his exertions in promoting the raising and attachment which they entertain toa Fund for Mr. Gisburne and his family; wards their minister, will give permato whose unwearied endeavours we think nency, it is hoped, to that cause in this the success which attended the applica. great city. tion to the Unitarian public may in a I have the honour to subscribe myself, great measure be ascribed.".
Treasurer. rian Chapel, Edinburgh. P. Ş. A list of the additional subscripSIR,
tions will be found in the form of an It is due to the individuals and Fely, advertisement on the cover of the Repolowship Funds in England who have con- sitory. It is hoped that the building may tributed, and are still contributing, so be opened for public worship in the liberally towards the erection of an Uni. month of September next. tarian Chapel in this place, to give them the earliest intelligence of the measures which are taken from time to time for
Ecclesiastical Preferments. the completion of that object. I have,
It was erroneously stated in our last therefore, much pleasure in informing Number, p. 124, that Dr. WELLESLEY them, through the medium of your pages, has been appointed Bishop of Meath, that the foundation-stone was laid on Two removes are the consequence of the the morning of Thursday the 6th of death of Dr. O'BEIRNE, and Dr. ARBUTHMarch, in presence of a number of the
Not is to be the new bishop. On this members of the congregation and of subject we insert two paragraphs from some strangers attracted by curiosity to the newspapers. the spot. On this occasion an appropri.
Dr. ARBUTANOT, the Dean of Cloyne, ate prayer was delivered, in a very im- is to be the new Irisb Bishop; he suc. pressive manner, by the Rev. John Omer ceeds Dr. Mant in the see of Killaloe. Squier, minister of the congregation. Dr. Mant goes to Down, and the Bishop The site is in à retired, quiet street, of Down becomes Bishop of Meath. nearly in the centre of the richest part This latter piece of preferment is, we of the New Town of Edinburgh, and understand, one of the richest in the every day becoming more central in con
Irish Church Establishment. It was forsequence of a large piece of ground be- merly an archbishopric, and the Prelate longing to the Earl of Moray having been is still addressed by the title of “ Most recently opened up for building. A num. Reverend," instead of the inferior disber of papers were lodged in a sealed tinction of “ Right Reverend,” and his bottle, and deposited in the foundation, stone, one of which contained the following inscription :
Dr. Nathaniel Alexander.
revenues very considerably exceed those Baptist Chapel, St. Thomas Street, Portsof the most lucrative Archiepiscopal See mouth-service to commence at twelve in England.-Englishman.
o'clock. The Rev. SAMUEL CHARLES Notwithstanding the concession to Mi- FRIPP, B. A., (late of Queen's College, nisters on the late discussion upon the Cambridge,) as preacher for the Southern state of the Church establishment in Ire- Unitarian Fund Society, will deliver a land, that they had recently made one or Lecture in the evening, in the Unitariau two nominations to Bishoprics upon the Chapel, High Street-service to comgrounds of personal character, yet it is mence at seven. observable, that it is the smaller sees alone that are thus rarely permitted to fall to Society for the Relief of the Widows the share of individuals who are only and Children of Protestant Dissent: recommended by professional reputation.
ing Ministers. The rich dioceses are still reserved for their Parliamentary supporters, as exclu
The Annual Sermon will be preached sively as before the public voice had been by the Rev. JENKINS THOMAS, of Oxford, raised upon this subject. A few weeks at the Old-Jewry Chapel, removed to since they gave Clogher to the brother of Jewin Street, Aldersgate Street, on Wed. the Marquess of Ely, and now Meath is nesday the 2d of April. Service to begin bestowed upon a relation of the Earl of precisely at twelve o'clock; after which CALEDON !-a Doctor ALEXANDER
a general meeting of the Society will be name well known in all the lists of the held there, in order to choose Managers, ministerial majorities, the two Members and also a Treasurer and Secretary, for for Old Sarum never being absent from the year ensuing, and on other special their posts. The exact number of votes
affairs, that have commanded Clogher and Meath we cannot undertake to specify—but the
MISCELLANEOUS. reward is enormous more than £20,000 a year, and a patronage of nearly 500
THE Presbyterian Church Establish
ment of BENGAL is in future to be upon lucrative benefices !-Morn. Chron. Dr. PEARSON (the Brighton Chaplain
a much more creditable and satisfactory to the King) has been appointed by his footing
than hitherto. The Court of DirecMajesty Dean of Salisbury, in the room
tors have extended their fostering care to of Mr. Talbot. This is a very lucrative it, and have appointed a permanent assisgift indeed, for in addition to its vast
tant to the Rev. Dr. BRYCE, with liberal emolument, Dr. Pearson enters upon a
salaries for both. Any repairs, too, which mansion at Salisbury, formerly erected St. Andrew's Church may require, are at the expense of Dr. Douglas. We be
to be defrayed at the expense of the lieve this appointment was procured by
Honourable Company, the recommendation of the Marquis of Conyngham.--Morn. Chron. (Brighton Miss Aikin is preparing a Memoir of letter.)
her father, the late John Aikin, M. D.; By the Court of Aldermen of London, together with a selection of such of his the Rev. Dr. Povah, to the Rectory of Critical Essays and Miscellaneous Pieces St. James's, Duke's Place, vice the late as have not been before printed in a colRev. T. Moore.
The Geography, History and Statistics The next Meeting of the Somerset of America and the West Indies, as oriand Dorset Unitarian Association will be ginally published in the American Atlas held at Bridgewater, on Easter Tuesday, of Messrs. Cary and Lea, of Philadelphia, April 1st. 'The Rev. Mr. Hughes, of are reprinting in this country, in oue Yeovil, has undertaken to preach on the volume 8vo., with much additional matoccasion.
ter relative to the New States of South G. B. W.
America, and accompanied with several
Maps, Charts and Views, so as to conThe Anniversary Meetings of the centrate, under the above heads, a greater Southern Unitarian Tract and Unitarian fund of information respecting the WesFuud Societies, for this year, will be held tern Hemisphere than has hitherto apon the same day, Wednesday the 2d of peared. April, at Portsmouth. The Rev. WM. Stevens (who is about to leave the Mrs. HOLDERNESS has a rolume in the congregation at Newport) will preach press, entitled New Russia, being some the Sermon for the Unitarian Tract So- Account of the Colonization of that Coun. ciety, in the morning, at the General try, and of the Manners and Customs of
Intelligence.- State of Affairs on the Continent.-Parliamentary. 183 the Colonists. To which is added, a the immediate power of biting. Brief Detail of a Journey over land, from brute force will not now be moved by Riga to the Crimea, by way of Kieo, the lever of English gold; should it be accompanied with Notes on the Crim by any means propelled on the fair proTatars.
vinces of France, it may be foned that
thirty millions of people, eminently an Mr. OLIVER, Surgeon, has in the press, armed nation, will not tamely behold a and will publish in April, “ Popular Ob- second deluge of Tartars upon their land; serrations upon Muscular Contraction,” let in upon them too, by their own unwith his mode of treatment of diseases popular Government, in order to overof the limbs associated therewith. He whelm the free constitutions of the Peproposes also to illustrate his System of ninsula, and to extinguish the last lights the application, in particular cases, of of freedom on the continent of Europe. mechanical apparatus by graphical delineations, more particularly where the
before the two Houses during the month.
ing the Marriage-Act, and, as will be State of Affairs on the Continent.
seen by an article of lutelligence in the The aspect of the Continent is wholly present number, are inquiring whether warlike. France is preparing in earnest in the new measure provision may not be for the invasion of Spain, and the Spa- made for the relief of Protestant Dise niards are determined upon such a re- senters. The increase of Jesuits in Ire. sistance as becomes freemen. The issue land has been discussed in the House of will soon be known. The internal state Commons, and the result has been, that of France affords little encouragement to these formidable persons are found to despotism. The Chamber of Deputies exist only in the fears of some worthy have forcibly expelled M. Manuel, one members. The Government measure for of the most virtuous and eloquent of the the Commutation of Tithes in Ireland has Deputies, for warning the Government been proposed, and is to be debated after of the fatal consequences of the Spanish the Easter Recess. - Lord ARCHIBALD crusade: and on this occasion, a striking HAMILTON has brought forward Mr. Bowspecimen was exhibited of the feeling of RING's case, ably supported by Mr. the French nation. A party of the Na- HUTCHINSON and 'Sir R. Wilson. Mitional Guard was called in to take away nisters did not attempt to justify the the patriotic Deputy, but the sergeant on conduct of the French Government, and duty (M. Mercier, whose name deserves they concurred in the eulogiums passed to be put on record) refused to act. The on the character and conduct of Mr. violence was then committed by the offi- BOWRING. They contended only that cers of police. Mercier has been since they had done all that the case admitted dismissed, but has received universal tes- of, for the protection of the individual timonies of respect and gratitude, from and the honour of the country. Their his comrades and the people. In conse- arguments are to us quite unsatisfactory: quence of the outrage on M. Manuel, but we think that the Opposition are the whole left side of the Chamber, that more to blame in this debate than the is the Opposition, have seceded; and Ministers, for their leaders were silent, thus the ultra faction are left to carry on and thus lost a fine opportunity of expostheir mad schemes undisturbed, while the ing the abominable Bourbon policy nation are looking on with a sulled indig- A most interesting debate has taken nation, which is ominous of a fearful place in the Commons upon a petition storm. Many of the French soldiers, and presented by Mr. Hume from MARY ANN particularly officers, have passed through CarliLE, whose term of imprisonment England on their way to Spain, where it for selling the “ Age of Reason” has exis not impossible that another French pired, but who is detained in gaol in con-, Revolation may begin. But if all in the sequence of her inability to pay the fine West of Europe is uncertainty and ap- of 500l. imposed upon her. On this occaprehension, in the East the prospect sion the whole question of prosecutions brightens : the Greeks are gaining con- for opinions was discussed. Mr. Hume tinual advantages over the Barbarians, was ably supported by Mr. RICARDO and and every new victory and conquest serves Sir FRANCIS BURDETT, and feebly opto animate their spirits and consolidate posed by Sir T. D. ACLAND, the ATTORtheir strength. Russia still threatens the NEY-GENERAL, Mr. Peel, Mr. WILBERPeniusula with vengeance, but it is the FORCE and Mr. C. WYNN. The subopinion of many, that the Northern bear, stance of the several speeches shall be notwithstanding his growling, has not given in the next or a future Number.
HOUSE OF COMMONS. now attending to the care of souls, they
were to be found at Bath, at Cheltenham,
in Rome, all over the world. Would the Substance of the Debate on the Church House continue to sanction this deserEstablishment of Ireland. tion of a sacred duty, and abstain from IRISH TITHES.
visiting those by whom it was practised
with the forfeiture which they had inMr. HUME said he rose under a full curred ? But he had been told that impression of the importance of the ques. Church property was wholly inalienable. tion. He felt in limine how impossible Did not Parliament alter the laws reit would be to obtain an agreement on specting all other kinds of property? any one of his propositions, unless they What was there in Church property that came to a defined understanding what prohibited Parliament from legislating the term “ Church” meant. Men were with regard to it? Had there not, from disposed to define that term more in the time of Henry the Eighth downwards, conformity with their own prepossessions, been frequent interferences of that nature? than under the authority of Scripture, Was there not in the case of the Landlaw or constitutional analogy. There Tax Bill an interference on the part of were three acceptations under which the the legislature, authorizing the sale of a terin was understood. He would not lay part of the Church property for purposes any stress on that which meant only the of state ? Had not Parliament already material of the building, the roof and changed the religion of the country from walls. Some, however, understood by Catholicism to Protestantism? Had they the Church the Clergy—and the Clergy not, therefore, established by law all the only. While another class of persons existing bishops, deans, chapters and their comprehended within that term the com- paraphernalia ? Having had the power to munion of persons belonging to that per- do that, they had unquestionably the power suasion or establishment. He was at a to change the present religion if they loss to discover any arguments iu support thought proper so to do. Haring exerof any other acceptation. The Apostle cised their power twice in that respect, Paul, the oldest and the most undoubted what was there to prevent their exercising authority, understood the Church to be it a third time? Suppose, on a proposis a communion of persons holding the same tion made to Parliament, it should deter, belief. Now, acknowledging that accep- mine that the established religion of the tation, the Church in Ireland had this laud should be no longer Protestantism, distinctive exception, that it was a com- but Quakerism-suppose that House were muniou of persons professing a belief in to become a House of Quakers--suppose opposition to that of the great body of that, right or wrong, they were to declare the population. (Hear, hear.) There that Quakerism should be the prevailing was do authority in Scripture for any religion of the state, what must be the other interpretation to be put on the consequence ? The Quakers had no clergy word Church. It was the creature of the the Quakers had no bishops, deans, or law, and was to be dealt with by the law. chapters. In the event of the establish+He denied that there was any simi. ment of Quakerism, what then would larity between Church property and pri. become of the freeholds which the clergy rate property. A private proprietor of now possessed ? Those who had them at land held it without any condition by the the time might be allowed (looking at violation of which it would be forfeited, them as a kind of vested rights) to hold for his own, to descend to his heirs for them during their lives ; but as it was ever. Church property was held on the the principle of the religion which he had condition of the performance of certain described, that no individual should be duties. If those duties were neglected, paid for his pious or religious labours, the individuals holding the property might he should be glad to know what would be deprived of it. Why was the Bishop become of the great mass of Church proof Clogher deprived of his property? if perty? Would it be allowed to fall to the duties were not performed, the clergy the ground ? Or would not government onght not to receive any of the pay or reserve it, and apply it to any purpose to remuneration appropriated to them. What which Parliament inight think it proper were the facts with respect to the Catho- to devote it? Let the present establishlic Church? At the time of the Refore ment remain, but let the House examine mation there was scarcely an individual first, whether they performed the duties in the kingdom holding a benefice, who fairly to be expected from them; and did not do his duty on the spot. It was secondly, whether the remuneration which only since the days of pority in religion individuals received was justly proporhad cominenced that abuses in the Church tionate to their deserts. It was the opi. had taken place. Instead of the clergy. nion, not of one, but of many distius