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Intelligence.-French Protestants. we presume, incalculably outweigh this country, we stated as a fact which that Journal in public confidence, as was before the public, that the re“ the treble faced rogues." What must spectable editor of a periodical work be the character of that cause which had mentioned, that Mr. Marron had dictates such abuse and employs such written to this country in strains of means ?
high commendation of those who We wish the Bourbons joy, with took an interest in the affairs of French their agent in the Journal Department Protestants; and the fact is precisely of this country; he may give articu as we stated it. lation to their malignity, and display Mr. Marron now, it appears, sends their taste as legitimate gentlemen, another letter, in which he acknowthough he will precisely fail where ledges that he wrote to the Rer. R. A. they especially need his aid ; that is, and with a profligacy of expression, in deterring the honourable and bene. unworthy of a minister of religion, volent inhabitants of this kingdom and especially when connected with from bringing to light, and resisting the calamities of his brethreu, he says the shameful persecutions which have -“ he might have gilded the pill, and marked the short periods of their first have softened the crudity of his refiand second reign.
sal.” That pill still exists, but the The Times is exceedingly delighted gold has disappeared. at having disposed so soon of the If Mr. Marron feels sore at the gracompany, called • The Protestant So. tuitous abuse of the “ self-styled Proeiety,' and of course equal pleasure tectors," he has much reason to bless will be experienced at the Thuilleries. the forbearance of the Committee at The task, by the bye, appeared. so Williams's Library—but forbearance easy, that it was hardly worth the ce- ntay have its limit; and in the letter Tebration : indeed we were always at itself, which we hope will be pub- . a loss to discover what the Protestant lished, the public may learn how to or Penitent Society had done to ex- estimate the President's talents for cite the rage of the Bourbous and pill making and pill gilding. No one The Times. It certainly could only need “be inclined to asperse him," arise from neglect of a little explana- for he takes care what with odes and tion. Whether intentionally or not, pills, effectually to asperse himself. its operations seemed calculated to As to the dictation of the police, secure their cause, and now it is evi
we know the history of that business dent that it is only auxious to make too well to assist Mr. Marron in his its peace, by preventing the exertions justification.-M. Chron., Feb. 3. of others.
We suspect, however, that the Bourbons and their Editor will find,
To that the respectable persons whom
THE EDITOR OF THE MORNING
CHRONICLE. they now vituperate with all their might, are made of more genuine and
Sir, sterner stuff, and that a threefold cord
Without entering at all into the will not easily be broken.
consideration of the conduct of the The contributions they cannot co
Protestant Society for the Protection dure, but they cannot prevent them, of Religious Liberty, in regard to the and The Times may be assured that letter of the Duke of Wellington, I not a farthing of them will be given have thought it proper to address you, to it for hush money, nor will the ad on purpose to distinguish the Society vice, nor the consent of the French in question from the great mass of
Dissepters in this country. It is the police be asked as to its disposal. Europe will know, and history will
niore pecessary because paragraphs record, that wise, upright, and cha. have appeared in many of the papers, ritable Christians in England assisted and, I believe, in your respectable to relieve the sufferings of persecuted Journal
, assuming that this Society Protestants in France in the secoud defeated Lord Sidmouth, obtained the reign of Louis THE DESIRED.
enlargement of the Act of Toleration, M.Chron., Jan. 31.
and is composed of many members of
the Church of England, and repreMr. Marron.
sents all the Dissenters of England When Mr. Marron's letter was pub. and Wales. Now, Sir, this assumplished by the Bourbon Journals in tion deserves the severest reprobation.
Intelligencc.-Wahabees, Mahometan Reformgrs.
181 On the occasion of Lord Sidmouth's been in existence since 1782, a Com. Bill, all that worshiped under the mittee of Deputies appointed by alAct of Toleration, made an instant most all the regular Dissenting churchmovement; the Methodists in the es in Loudon, to protect and repreconnexion of the late Rev. John Wes- sent them in all matters respecting ley, particularly distinguished them their religious freedom, and from an selves, and a great proportion of the interesting volume lately published, petitions was from that numerous bo- containing the Proceedings of this dy. A great many Dissenters also body, it appears, that as long ago as came forward at that time, who have 1745, they addressed a circular letter not acted with any public body since. to the Dissenters throughout Eu Some of the persons who were active gland to raise forces against the Prein that affair formed a Society, and tender. They have also come to recalled it the Protestant Society; but solutions on the present question. others retired, and have neither con I learn, in fact, that very few of tributed to the Society or been mem- the London Dissenters, belong to this bers of its Committee; it cannot, society, which assumes to represeut therefore, be said with truth that this all England and Wales. They repreSociety defeated Lord Sidmouth, for sent none of the Methodists—the it was not formed till after that event, Quakers have a Committee of Sufferand many who tuok part then have ings—and indeed they only represent, no connexion with it whatever. With according to their own plan, those respect to the enlargement of the Act congregations who subscribe annually of Toleration, the Methodists, also, a certain sum. The design of the were particularly employed to obtain Society, it appears, was to protect that measure. The solicitor to that the persons so subscribing in their body, and Mr. Butterworth, M. P. freedom, under the acts of toleration I, myself, know to have been very as existing from time to time, and to active.
afford legal assistance in assault, riot, It is further stated, that the Com- &c. Very important objects, no doubt, mittee is composed of several mem- but how this Committee of thirty genbers of the Established Church. Now, tlemen, thus appointed from year to Sir, the names of that Committee are year, can assume to represent all the published, I suppose officially, in a Dissenters, on the subject of a perwork called the Evangelical Miscel- secution in France, is to me inexplilany; it appears that there are fifteen cable. ministers and fifteen gentlemen-all An Old CitizeN AND DISSENTER. the ministers are Dissenters, and I perceive the others are tradesmen in Wahabees, Mahometun Reformers. the Metropolis, and may therefore be - Letters from Egypt state, that Mocasily known; and out of the fifteen hanimed Ali, the reigning Viceroy, I only see one to whom any doubt who had undertaken an expedition can attach of his being a Dissenter- against the Wahabce Arabs, had at and that is the individual whose name length terminated it with complete generally appears as Chairman, Mr. success. After driving them from Mills. He does, I understand, receive Mecca, Medina, and the ports along the sacrament at the church occa- the coast of the Red Sea, taking possionally—but all his family are Dis. session of their great inland capital senters. He was brought up to attend Tarabe, &c., the strong hold on a meeting in Spitalfields, and now which they chiefly depended, he efattends himself principally at that in fected their total defcat, by pursuing East Cheap, where the Rev. Mr. them to the remotest coufiues of their Clayton preaches—he is further a ma- territory. nager of a Dissentivg Academy in Hoxton, for educating persons for the
DOMESTIC. ministry among Dissenters. It scems
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Died, Wednesday, March 13, 1816, in In her disposition she was remarkably the 69th year of her age, Mrs. Ann MAR- affectionate and sympathizing ; strongly som, wife of the Rev. John Marsom. She affected by the sufferings of others and was born in the year 1747, received a re- anxious for their relief. This tomper conligious educatiou from her mother, and at tinued with her even when the decay of an early age made a public profession of her faculties rendered her incapable of the Christianity by baptism and an association active exertiou for which she had before with a church of the Calvinistic persua- been distinguisbed, and which had made sion. She afterwards embraced the Vaj. her eminently useful in her family connextarian doctrine, and in the year 1774 ad. ions, among whom ber memory will long dressed a letter on that subject to the pas- be cherished with tender and grateful retor of the church of wbich she was then collection. a member, avowing and defending her
With respect to her hope of acceptance sentiments, in consequence of which she with God she always expressed it to be was separated from their coinmunion. This founded distinctly and solely on the mercy letter bas been lately printed in the first of God as revealed in the gospel of Jesus number of the Christian Reformer. On Christ, and professed to derive all her some disputed points she could never fully comfort from she promises of God contain make up her inind, but her views in ge- ed in his word. She often repeated those neral were rational and free from enthu. two lines of Dr. Watts's, siasm, and she entertained the most friend. ly sentiments towards those from whom Speaks all the pronises !"
“ The voice that rolls the stars along she differed in opinion. On this subject she often repeated the words of the Apostle She was often heard to say, “ I never had Peter, RS containing a declaration which a voice from heaven to tell me that I was a gave great satisfaction to her mind, In child of God; but I trust I can say, I know every nation he that feareth God and in whom I have believed,” She disclaimed worketh righteousness is accepted of him. all confidence in herself, and her mind On the subject of the Divine Unity she seemed to rest for suppori on such decla frequently mentioned the 3rd verse of the rations as these, There is forgiveness with 17th of Joha as having been decidedly thee that thou mayest be feared. The convincing to the mind of her mother as Lordtaketh pleasure in their that fear well as herself. This is life eternal that him, and in those that hope in his mercy. they might know thee, the only true God, It was remarkable that in the latter years and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent. of her life, when she was in a state of
184 Obituary.-Mr. J. Drover.-Mrs. E. Easley.-S. Downer, Esq. great mental debility which particularly Unitarian : she was a convert of the late impaired her memory, she could neverthe. Mr. Lindsey's, and as long as she was able, less recollect and repeat whole psalms and a regular attendant on the ministry of Mr. chapters, besides a variety of detached Belsham, at Essex Street.
E. verses of scripture on which she dwelt with delight. One of the last expressions At his house in Aldermanbury, early in she was heard to utter was, that passage the morning of Thursday, the 22nd of Titus ii. 13, Looking for that 'blessed February, died Swan Downer, Esq. aged hope, and the glorious appearing of the 81 years. This worthy gentleman by great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ. habits of economy and diligence, acquired From these words her Funeral Sermon was a considerable fortune, in the use of which preached to a full congregation on Sun. he avoided all expensive and ostentatious day, March 25th, at Worship Street, by parade, seeming to regard it as a talent, the Rev. John Evans, who read the above which he was bound to devote to purposes character of the deceased from the pulpit of usefulness and charity. His parents -adding his own expressions of regard were Dissenters; he followed them in for her memory. Her remains bad, on the their dissent and conscientiously adhered preceding Tuesday, been interred by the to it, having made himself acquainted with Rev. R. Aspland in the adjoining cemetery. its grounds, and being convinced of their
solidity. He was, through a long series '15th, at Reading, aged 53 years, Mr. of years, a member of the Presbyterian JAMES Drover, an intelligent and active church now assembling in Jewin Street, member of the Unitarian congregation of under the pastoral care of the Rev. Doctor that place. His death was verg sodden. Rees, on whose very able and interesting He attended religious worship on Sunday ministrations le attended with constancy, the 10th ; went on Monday the 11th to seriousness and entire satisfaction. Oxford to exercise his musical profession, was the firm and ardent friend of civil and in one branch, of which he was very emi religious liberty, of peace in opposition to vent, and in wbich he continued to prac- war, of freedom as opposed to slavery and tise from bis attachment to it notwithstand- the slave-trade, of men's emaucipation ing his being engaged in a considerable froin oppression and persecution in all business of long standing; and returued parts of the globe, and of every practicahome on Wednesday noon, the 13th, when ble diminution of our national expendihe complained of a cold and took to his ture and burthens; and always approved bed. His disorder rapidly increased and the legislative measures, or the atteinpts terminated in a mortification, of which he in Parliament, the object of which was the died on Friday evening, the 15th, to the attainment of these desirable ends. When unspeakable grief of his family and the he spake concerning religion, it was with cousternation of his neighbours. He was a gravity demanded by its high and imburied on Friday, the 22nd inst. : his re- portant nature; but he placed a just remains heing followed to the grave by a vast gard to it less in talking about it than in concourse of people. On the following acting agreeably to its rules. The poor Sunday, the 24th inst., a funeral sermon
bave lost in him a considerate and gene. was preached for him at the Unitarian rous benefactor. le distributed his bounChapel, Reading, by his friend, Mr. As- tics among them not indiscriminately, but pland, of Hackney ; R crowd of his sur
after a careful search and investigation, viving townsmen, lestified their respect for and with a due preference of the cases, his character by altending this melancholy which he judged most suitable and de service. Great numbers returned from the serving. Strict aud inflexible probity chapel, unable to gain admittance, at an was always conspicuous in linn, accomearly hour. By desire of Mr. Drover's panied with remarkable strength and clear. surviving family and friends, the Sermon is ness of intellect. He retained his powers put into the press ; some further particu- of recollection and discernment and of lars will be extracted from it in our next. expressing his thonghts with precision to
the last. He was interred on Wednesday On Thursday, the 21st, at her son's the 28th of February in the vault contaiq house, Crown Street, Finsbury Square, ing the remains of his parents and sisters aged ' fifty, Mrs. ELIZABETH EASLEY, in the burying ground of the parish widow, after having submitted church at Brighthelmston, his native town; most painful and lingering illness (with in which, by the provisions of his will, remarkable Christian fortitude) the foun. there will be permanent memorials of his dation of which was laid by sunie severe benevolence and compassion. He has domestic afflictions and bereavements. As also bequeathed liberal sums to certain a wife, parent and friend, few have ful. well known and valuable institutions; nor. filled these important duties with more are his numerous though distant relations propriety. She has left two sons to lament forgotten. Ler loss.
W. J. Her religious principles were strictly