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interesting speeches were delivered by he had never felt even a wish to reMessrs. Scargill, Cooper, Latham, Perry, move. Clack, Means and others, which were Mr. Toms added, that he received the received by the company with marks of present with peculiar satisfaction froin strong approbation. The Chairman in his old and much-esteemed friend Mr. giving Mr. Cooper's health, referred to S. Keer, who, with another individual his exertions in the cause of Negro at the end of the room, were the only Slavery, which induced Mr. C. to give two remaining in the congregation who the company a view of what he saw of signed his invitation to Framlingham, the slaves, and of the woeful effects of the speech seemed deeply to impress the slave-system, during his residence in the minds of all those who had the Jamaica, and adverted to the great ex- pleasure of hearing it, and of witnessing ertions which are now making by the the rapture and enthusiasm with which Abolitionists for their gradual emanci- it was received. pation. He expressed an ardent hope At six o'clock, the company left the that people in general would read the inn, and about sixty persons repaired books which are now in circulation upon (by invitation) to the miuister's house to the subject of Negro Slavery, in order take tea, and speut the evening very that they may be prepared to sign peti. pleasantly together. All who were pretions to Parliameni against it, which sent seemed much gratified and delighted they will shortly be called upou to do with the proceediugs of the day. The company were much gratified by hear- The bells were ringing through the ing, that an order had been sent out by day, a compliment totally unsolicited. the government of this country to lay The plate consisted of a handsome tea aside the wlip, at least as to the fe- pot, sugar basin, and cream ewer. The males.

tea pot has the following inscription upon About five o'clock, the elegant present it. of plate which had been provided by Mr. From the Congregation of Toms's congregation and friends to be Unitarian Christians and Friends presented to him on this occasion, as a token of their high regard and esteem

Framlingham in Suffolk, for him, was brought into the room. Mr. S. Keer, of Cretingham, presented

The Rev. S. S. Toms. it to his venerable pastor, aud address.

22nd August, ed him in a very interesting manner to

Anno Domini the following effect : “Rev. Sir, I rise

1823. to address you in the name of the church and congregation, as their beloved and

This piece of Plate highly-esteemed pastor, and to beg your is presented by them, together with a acceptance of this present as a token of Cream Ewer and a Basin, that respect and esteem we have for In commemoration of the Fiftieth Anniyour person, your many virtues, both

versary public and private, your long and useful

of his ministry there; labours ainongst us, and for that bright

and and worthy example wbich you have so lo testimony of their high estimation long set before us. Totally unaccus- of his enlightened liberality of principle, tomed as I am to speak in public, it will as well as steady perseverance not be expected that I should say much in the cause of civil and religious liberty, before this truly respectable company; and, of their lasting respect for his virbut, dear Sir, I sincerely congratulate

tues, you upon the pure and retined pleasures his piety, and uniform integrity. of this day which you are spared to enjoy, and upon that respect which you

Sussex Unitarian Association. now receive from this uumerous assembly. I bless God for all his goodness to On Wednesday, the 27th ult., the Anyou and to us in times past, and pray tual Meeting of the Sussex Unitarian that you may yet be long spared, to be Association was held at Brighton. A useful and happy amongst os.” Mr. numerous and highly respectable congreToms replied in a speech of considerable gation assembled from the surrounding length, in which he gave a brief view of district, in the Unitarian Chapel, New the rise and constitution of the church Road, when the religious services of the at Framlingham ; he also mentioned the day were begun by the Rev. W. Stevens, steps by which he was led to become late of the Isle of Wight, reading and the pastor, and the motives which have offeriog up prayers. The Rev. R. Asinduced him to continue in that situa- pland then delivered a discourse from tion for such a length of time, and that Acts xxiv. 14, 15. Mr. Aspland was earnestly solicited by the congregation, New Chapel at Hanley. who remained to execute the business of the association, to give his permission shire, (the Rev. Thomas Cooper, minis

The new Chapel at Hanley, Staffordfor printing the Sermon, which it is pre- ter,)'is expected to be opened on Wedsumed would prove highly beneficial not nesday, Nov. 19, when two sermons will only to the society, but to the cause of be preached, that in the morning by the Unitarianism generally. It is still hoped Rev. R. Aspland, of Hackney, and that that this will be the case. Sixty-five in the evening by the Rev. James Yates, persons, amongst whom were many la- of Birmingham. There will be a service dies, dined together at the Gloucester also on the following. (Thursday, even. Hotel. Much interesting information was communicated to the meeting by the the Rev. J. Grundy, of Manchester. Å

ing, when a sermon will be preached by preacher, respecting the progress of Unitarianism in India, and many animating public dinner will be provided between

ihe services on Weduesday. and eloquent speeches were made in the course of the afternoon. The company separated at an early hour, highly grati.

MISCELLANEOUS. fied with the proceedings of the day. Consecration of the Jeroso Synagogue. The following ministers were present,

FRIDAY, August 29, a very interesting and spoke at the meeting : Rev. R. As

scene, as affecting the Hebrew nation, pland, Hackney; J. Fullagar, Chichester; took place at the Great Synagogue, in Dr. Morell, J. Donoughue, J. Ketley, Jews-place. Some time since, it was by and W. Stevens, Brighton ; G. Duplock, accident discovered, that the dry rot had Ditchling ; William Johnston, and T. W. found its way into the rafters and sup. Horsfield, Lewes. Ebenezer Johnston, the members were much iudebied for the sive a nature, that many months hare Esq., of Lewes, was iu the chair, to whom porters of the roof of the Jewish Syna

gogue. The repairs were of so extenability with which he kept up the life been occupied, and nearly 5,0001. ex: and spirit of the meeting. T. W. H.

pended in performing them. The inside

of the Synagogue has been fitted up and New Chapel, Stamford Street, beautified in such a style, that it may, Surrey.

in point of splendour, vie with any place This elegant chapel has been erected of worship in the metropolis; and yesterwith the funds granted by the Commis. day was the day appointed for performing sioners for the Improvement of West- the solemn ceremony of its consecration. minster, as the value of the Presbyterian All the avenues 'round the Synagogue Chapel in Princes Street, Westmiuster, were crowded with the lower order of the which they took down some years ago. Jew people, whilst the interior of the The delay in building a uew place of building contained all the wealthy and worship arose partly from the tardiness powerful members of that persuasion. of parliamentary and legal forms, and The galleries were crowded with females, partly from the difficulty of obtaining many of whom were very beautiful, and eligible freehold ground. The new build all attired in that fashionable splendous ing is for the use of the Westminster which forms a principal characteristic of congregation, which is represented by the the nation. Soon after four o'clock, the surviving trustees and members. These hour appointed for the performance of gentlemen were applied to by the mem

the ceremony, the Chief Rabbi, attended bers of the congregatiou, lately assem- by the Wardens, Elders, and other Offbling in St. Thomas's, Southwark, for cers of the Synagogue, bearing the rolls accommodation in the new edifice. This of the Law, appeared at the doors of the has been granted, and on the recom- Synagogue; the Chief Rabbi was iu his mendation of the St.

Thomas's congre- full costune under a canopy of state, gation, their former minister, the Rev. supported by sis persons; the Wardens Dr. THOMAS Rees, has been unani. and Officers were in their robes and mously appointed by the trustees and scarfs. The Chief Rabbi then exclaimed, members of Princes Street, the minister “ Open unto us the gates of righteousof the Stamford Street Chapel, which is ''ness; we will enter them and praise the expected to be opened by him for Unita- .' Lord." They then all entered in proces. rian Christian worship on an early Sun- sion, preceded by six little boys tastefully day in the month of October, of which attirer, each carrying a large silver basdue notice will be given. The chapel is ket filled with different flowers, which under the sanction of a special Act of they strewed along the path over which Parliament, rendered necessary by some the procession passed. In this manner defect in the general Westminster im- they circumambulated the Synagogue seprovement Act.

ven times, during which time seven apo propriate Psalms were chanted by the

Intelligence.-Pope's Death.-New Publications,

557 Reader and Choir, the music of which subscription was opened towards defraywas exceedingly grand. Upon the pro- ing the expenses of the building, and in cession approaching the Ark for the a very short time near 10001. was colseventh time, the rolls of Laws, which lected. The mode of conducting the were all secured in peculiar cases, most subscription was a most curious one; for splendidly ornamented, were severally the Sabbath having just commenced as placed within the Ark. The Chief Rabbi the subscription was opened, no mouey then delivered a prayer on behalf of the or checques passed, and every moment whole congregation, in which he parti. one might see the officers who were colcularly noticed the providential discovery lecting the names of the subscribers hold of the state of the building. Three of up their fingers to any friends whom the rolls were they taken from the Ark, they saw at a distance, which was to and conveyed in procession to an elevated ask him how much he meant to subspot in the centre of the Synagogue, scribe. As many fingers as the indiviwhen the Reader, surrounded by all the dual held up in return he was immedj. Officers, delivered in a very solemn man- ately put down for so many guiueas. ner, in the Hebrew language, the fol- The subscriptions were afterwards anlowing prayer for the King and the Royal nounced in Hebrew; after this was over, Family:

the ordinary forms of the Sabbath eve “ He who disposeth salvatiou unto commenced - Courier. kings and donijnions unto princes, whose kingdom is an everlisting kingdom, who The Romau Catholic Church has lately delivered his servant David from the de. lost her Pope, Pius VII., at the advanced structive sword, who maketh a way in age of 81, or as some reports state, 83. the sea and a path through the mighty His name was Chiaramunti. He had wilderness, may He bless, preserve, guard, been a Benedictine monk, and rose to the assist, exalt, and highly aggrandize, our chair of theology at Rome, then succesSovereign Lord King George the fourth sively to the bishoprics of Tivoli and and all the Royal Family. May the Su- Imola, afterwards to the rank of Cardinal; premne King of kings, through his iufiuite and lastly, in 1800, two years after the mercy, graut them life, preserve and de. death of Pius VI., to the Holy See. His liver them from all manner of trouble, private character seems to have been uuisorrow and danger. Subdue the nations versally respected. While he was Bishop under the soles of the king's feet, cause of Imola, he addressed, under the pame his enemies to fall before him, and grant of “ Citizen Chiaramonti," a “Homily" him to reige prosperously. May the Su- to the people of his diocese, in favour of preme King of kings, through his iugi. republicanism, extracts from which are vite mercy, inspire him and his Coun- given in a former volume (XV.693, 694). cillors and Nobles with benevolence to- In the reign of Bonaparte he was a mere wards us and all Israel. In bis days and cipher, when he was not made a tool. in ours may Judah be saved and Israel The Catholics have been busy in the dwell in safety, and may the Redeemer pageantry of masses for the deceased old come unto Zion, which God, in , his in- gentleman, and the cardipals are in confinite mercy, grant, and we will say— clave at Rome to elect a successor, who Amen."

will in all likelihood be the creature of The rolls of the Law being replaced in Austria, whose influence is unhappily the Ark, and some other peculiar forms predominant in Italy. of service having been gone through, a



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