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and almost incessant labour in a situation uprightness, integrity and honour. where the hope of fame could not animale Having been in a declining state of healıb his exertions, or the acquisition of wealth for some time past, he finished his course reward them; but he is gone to a reward on Sunday, the 12th of May, and was infinitely more valuable than the highest interred in a family vault in the burialearthly distinctions.

ground attached to the Protestant DissentHis saltem accumulem douis, et fangaring Chapel at Gulliford, near Lympston, ioani

in Devonshire, his funeral being atteuded Munere.

T.S. by several respectable friends, Chichester, May 2, 1816.

I. J. Lately, at Alphington, near Exeter, On the 18th instant, Mr. STEPuEN PAUL, EDMUND CALAMY, Esq.- Edmund Cala- Engraver, of Blackman Street, Borough: my is a name ever-memorable in the annals he died (says a Correspondent) confiding of Nonconformity in this country, and to the care and protection of the one and dear to all the real friends of religious indivisible God, a wife and seven children, liberty and truth. The gentleman who the youngest only three months old, is the subject of this memoir was utterly unprovided for, and deprived of bred to the profession of the law, and the means (by his long and protracted was in early life called to the bar; illness) of continuing the establishment. and after having, as a counsel, attended

Examiner. the courts in Westminster Hall for several years, he al length quitted bis residence in On Thursday the 23rd instant, at his the metropolis, and sought and found in the house, Brooksby's Walk, Homerton, aged retirement of the country, that tranquillity 38 years, Mr. CALEB STower, the Printer and quietnde which were suited to the of this Magazine from its commencement habits of his mind. In private and do- in 1806, and author of the Printer's Grammestic life, his conduct exhibited a pattern mar and other Typographical works. He of those united virtues of humanity which had been for some time drooping under a are best calculated to render it amiable, constitutional, pulmonary coinplaint, and useful and happy. His native urbanity was at length carried off in a rapid and and kindness, bis obliging temper, and distressing manner by a brain fever, which accommodating manners, together with the no medical directions or friendiy attentions genuine humility, candour, courtesy and could abate. Difficulties in business probenevolence which marked lis general bably aggravated his disorder, and clouded deportment, rendered him beloved and the last weeks of his life. He has left respected by all those who were best ac- widow and four children, to struggle with quainted with his character and the virtues the world, without the help of an activeof his heart: as they will ever endear his minded, kind-hearted husband and father. memory to an amiable family who are deploring his luss.-Mr. Calamy was for April 12, at Draveil, near Paris, Mr. many years, during his residence in Loo. W. Store, formerly of Rutland-Place don, a highly respected member of the Wharf and of Old Ford. principal public Trusts amongst tbe Dissenters; as he was also concerned in the The Republic of Letters has just sus. execution of several private Trusts which tained a loss by the death of Sir HERBERT were committed to bim in consequence of Croft, who lived in France, for the last the high estimation in which he was justly fifteen years. held by a numerous circle of friends, for



is directed against the religious fanaticism,

the excesses of which have excited the MISCELLANEOUS.

attention of Government. The Curés in HERIFAU, April 4.-The Government of particular ‘are desired to be sedulously Appenzel has expressed by a proclamation watchful as to the execution of the Ordonits grief on account of the emigration of a nances of moral police, and not to tolerate. considerable number of weavers and other the introduction of fanatic or irreligious manufacturers, who carry with them works, branches of industry valuable to the Canton. Until a legislative decision, the Index Expurgatorius.--Nice, April Préposés of the Communes are invited to 12. The Cures of this place have derefuse passports to persons who desire manded that an Index should be published them.

by authority of books' to be read by the A second proclamation of the same date inbabitants. This demand is made on the



Intelligence.- Manchester College, York.

301 ground of the dangerous tendency of the ceremonies were gone through with piety French principles of politics and philoso. and collectedness worthy the descendants phy which have spread amongst all classes. of St. Louis. Times, April 17. They write from the Hague that the

French Refugees have received orders to

retire to the towns situated in the northern Protest against the Marriage Ceremony.
parts of the Netherlands.

April 28th was inarried Mr. Isaac Car.

ter, of Shoreditch, to Miss Charlotte Roxp, April 17.–The reform in the Southworth, when they delivered the fol. Tribunals of the Inquisition and the Holy lowing protest into the hands of the ininisOffice is continuing with activity, and will extend to all the countries where this insti. "To Mr.

commouly called the tution exists. In the briefs addressed by Rev. Mr.--- The undersignal, being his Holiness to the congregation charged. Unitarian dissenters, present to you the with the labour, his Holiness says, “Do following protest against the marriage not forget that ibe way to render religion ceremony, to which, according to the law powerful in all States is to shew her divine of the land, they are compelled to suband bringing lo mankind only cousolation scribe; tbey disclaim all intention of actand benefits; the precepts of our Divine ing disrespectfully to the legislature, or Master, Love each other, ought to be the it's civil officer before whom they staud; law of the universe." All legal proceed- they lament that they are placed in a situaings in religious matters shall be subjected tion so unpatural, as that even forbearance to the forins of proceeding in civil and to what they consider as established error, criminal matters : accusation, denunciation would be a formal recantation of opinions, and inquisition, in matters of faith, cannot which they received on conviction, and serve to begin a legal proceeding; it can- which they will only renounce on similar not be founded except in facts. Persons grounds." Against the marriage ceremony under a judicial sentence, the accomplices then, they can but most solemnly protest, of the accused persous declared infamous Because it makes marriage a religious by a court of jastice, cannot be heard instead of a civil act. as witnesses. All persons, of whatever Because, as Christians and Protestant theological communion they may be, Dissenters, it is impossible we can allow shall be admitted if they are called in of the interference of any huinan instituexculpation by the accused.

The, je

tion in matters which concern our faitla Jations and servants excluded and consciences. from being heard either for or against Because, as knowing nothing of a the accused. The proceedings shall be priesthood in Christianity, the submission public, and no witnesses shall ever be to a ceremony performed by a person "in Allowed to adduce hearsay evidence. holy orders, or pretended holy orders,” is His Eminence Cardinal Fontana has greatly painful and humiliating to our feelings. contributed to get these judicial forms Because, as servants of Jesus, we woradopted, and it is an essential service ship the Ope living and True God, his which he has rendered to humanity and to God and qur God, bis Father and our religion. It is affirmed that as soon as Father, and disbelieve and gbominate the the New Code is finished, it will be sent to doctrine of the Trinity, in whose name the all the Courts.

marriage ceremony is performed.

Signed { CHARLOTTE Souteworth, French Fanaticism. The ceremonies of the Last Supper being too painful for members of the church of God, meeting at his Majesty, who would have been the Crescent, Jewin Street, and known by obliged to renain long 'standing, it was the names of Free-Thinking Christians.” Mousieur : who filled the place! of the King in this act of piety, practised by our Manchester College, York. Monarchs, from time immemorial, on Holy The following sums have been received Thursday: Thirteen children of poor but on account of this Institution since the honest parents were admitted to the honour last report. of representing the Apostles. They were Mr. William Duckworth, Manall in red tunirs, and placed on benches chester. Annual Subscripsufficiently raised to enable the Prince, tion,

3 3 0 without stooping, to wash their feet, wipe Mr. Thomas Patter, Manchesthem, and 'kiss them. Every child re

ter, ditto,

2 2 0 eeived from the hands of Monsieur a loal, Mr, Isaac Marrop, Altriogham, å small cruse of wine, thirteen plates, and ditto,

2 2 0 thirteen five-franc pieces. The Dukes Mr. John Lees, Duckinfield, do. 2 2 0 D'Angouleme and Berri performed the Mr. John Lcech, ditto, ditto, 2 functions of waiters, and brought the Dr. George Cheetham, ditto, bread, the wine and the pleats. All these ditto,

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Mr. Robert Lees, ditto, ditto, 2 2 O for Divine worship. After an introduce
Rev. Josiah Ashton, ditto, ditto,

tory address on the occasion, by the Rev. additional,

1 1 0 D. Davis, Mr. Aubrey read Matth. XX. Miss B. Lees, ditto, ditto, ditto, 1 o and conducted the devotional part of the Rev. William Whitelegg, Man

service, and preached from Rev. xviii. 4. chester, Annual Subscription, 1 1 0 A discourse in Welsh, on 1 kings, viii. Rev Thomas Madge, Norwich,

18, was delivered by the Rev. 1. Davies, ditto,

2 2 0 of Coedycymmar, who concluded with Rev. W.J. Bakewell, Chester,

prayer. The ability, candour, and cha. ditto,

1 1 0 ritable spirit evinced in the sermous, and

the very impressive maóner with which

23 2 0 they were delivered, commanded profonnd Collection at Rochdale, by Rev.

attention from a numerous and most reMr. Elliott,

10 0 0 spectable audience. Although the day Mrs. Markham, Shawhill, near

was very unfavourable, a great many at.. Halifax, second benefaction 20 0 O tended from Swansea and its vicinity, and Thomas Berry Rowe, Esq.

other parts, and contributed very liberally Brentford, benefaction, 25 0.0 to the collection, which exceeded twenty A friend to the Rev. Charles

pounds. Wellbeloved,

50 0 0 Mrs. Jones, Greenhill, near

From the Cork Advertiser.The folManchester, for the purchase of books,

lowing carious dialogue took place ia 50 0 0 Skibbereen Chapel,

between a Mr. O'DrisLegacy from the late Swann Downer, Esq., London, paid

col and the Rev. Michael Collias.The

priest was preaching a sermon, when he in full,

200 0 0

was addressed by Mr. O'Driscol ; great

animosities subsist between the parties in £378 2

consequence of the question about the

Veto :

“While I was speaking, a voice from Manchester, May 11th, 1816.

the opposite gallery said something about Unitarian Chapel, Thorne, Yorkshire., strnick me that he said the Pope. had sanc.

the Pope; it was Mr. O'Driscol's. It (Subscriptions continued from pp.

tioned the Veto. I denied ihe fact, and 182 and 249.)

begged do to be interrupted.” Mr. O'D. Amount of collection at Halifax,

"I will interrupt you, as often as you April 28th, by Rev. R. Astley, 11 10 6 allude to me or to my friends.” Mr. . Rev. John Kenrick, (York) 0 10 6 "I have disclaimed personal allusions." Anonymous, by Mr. J. W. Mor

Mr. O'D. “ You are deluding the blind ris, (York,)

1 1 O multitude; the poor creatures; a thousand A Friend, by ditto,

0 10 6 millions have declared for the Veto." Mr. Miss Rawdon,

0 0 C.“ A thousand millions ! puh!" Mr. Rev. N. Philipps, (Sheffield,) 11 0 O'D. “ Here is Lord Trimbleston's petition ; Mr. Fox, (Sheffield,

1.1 O read it.”. Mr. C.“ Sir, I shall use my Sedex Cornubiensis,

0 0 own discretion, and choose my own topics; Rev. T. Smith, (Selby,)

0 5 do not interrupt me. I am here in the Mr. Walker, (Leeds.)

O discharge of my lawful-duties; no man has T. W. Tottie, Esq. (Leeds,)

1 0 a legal right to obstruct me. If any man Robert Philipps, Esq. (Manches

disapproves of what I say, let him withter)

5 5 0 draw; but let him not interrupt me." Rev, Thomas Johnstone,(Wake

Mr. O'D. “ You have no right to introduce field,).

1 0 0 politics here." Mr. C. “You are à maRev. B. Evans, Stockton, (by

gistrate ?" Mr. O'D. “Yes.” Mr. C. Mr. Aspland)

1 1'0 & If I say any thing illegal, prosecute me N.B. The Chapel will be opened on according to law." Mr. O'D. “If I saw the 28th of June. There will be two you acting against the law, I would wink services, one 'at 12 at noon and the other at it.” Mr. C. “I don't want your winkat 7 in the evening. There will be a col- ing," nor would I trust to it; but now I lection after each service in aid of the

warn you,

that in thus persisting to interexpences of the buildióg. An economical rupt me, you'are' acting against law, add dinner will be provided at the Royal Oak breaking the peace. The Catholic clergy Inn, at2 o'clock.

have been charged with a design to sub

vert the constitution." : Mr. O'D. "I did Opening of the New Chapel at Neath. Dot charge them with that, I said, that in (From the Cambrian, Swansea Newspaper.) meddling with politics, they must bave

On Thursday the 16th instant the New other intentions," Mr. C. “ This is not e Unitarian Chapel at Naatb, was opened political question; I have not. discussed it

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Intelligence.-Prince Regent's Notice of Prench Protestants. SOS us such. I have treated it as it regards soon after the battle, wrote to the Duke of religion; I have a right to treat it in that Wellington, stating, that in his opinion, view." "Mr. O'D. "You have no right to the non-commissioned officers of the Brií talk politics.Mr. C. “Sir, I must tell tish army, had by their valorous conduct you that you are very presumptuous.” on that day entitled themselves to soine Mr. O'D. “I am not presumptuous; in distinct marks of their country's approbaany other place I would say something tion, and therefore he felt disposed for one, else." Mr.C. “I would tell you so here, to offer his humble tribute to their meritó or elsewhere. Strange doetrines have In order that this might be properly apbeen introduced by persons retaining the plied, he requested the favour of his Grace name of Catholics, and renouncing the to point out to him the non-conmissioned priuciples of that religion. It has been officer, whose heroic conduct, from the said that Lords Fingal and Trimbleston are representations which his Grace had reas competent judges of ecclesiastical sub-ceived, appeared the most prominent, to jects as the Bisbops or the Pope. Accord. whom he, the rector, meant to convey in ing to the principles of the Catholic perpetuity, a freehold farm, value 101. per Church, no individual has a right to inter- annum. The Duke set the enquiry immepret the Scriptures, save in the sense of diately on foot, through all the commandthat church, nor to act or decide in matters ing officers of the line, and, in conseof religious concern otherwise than ac- quence, learut that a serjeant of the Cold. cording to ecclesiastical laws and disci- stream, and a corporal of the 1st regiment pline. This is the doctrine of the chnrch; of Gnards, had so distinguished themselves, any individual denying this doctrine ceases that it was felt difficult to point ont the most to he a Catholic." Mr. O'D. “I differ meritorious; but that there had been diswith yon; it is no such thing.” Mr. C. played by the serjeant an exploit arising “Sir, I have taken some pains to acquire out of fraternal affection, which lie felt it a a competent knowledge of the religion, duty on this occasion to represent, viz which, as a pastor, I am bound to teach; That near the close of the dreadful conflict, I have taken more pains in tbat way than this distinguished serjeant impatiently you have, and I believe I am not over- solicited the officer commanding his comrating my slender powers by saying, that pany, for permission to retire from the I am as capable of acquiring knowledge ranks for a few minutes ; the latter exas you are.. You will therefore allow me pressed some surprise at this request, the to state those principles. If you dissent other said, “ Your honour need not doubt from the tenets of the Catholic church, you of my immediate return." Permission have a right to separate from her cominu- being given him, he flew to an adjoining nion. But you have no right to impugn barn, to which the enemy in their retreat those tenets in the face of a Catholic con- had set fire, and from thence bore on bis gregation, and to the obstruction of their shoulders his wounded brother, who lie pastor."—Here the dialogue ceased. knew lay helpless in the midst of the

fames. Having deposited him safely for

the moment, under a hedge, he returned MISCELLANEOUS.

to his post in time to share in the victorious Prince Regent's Notice of French Pro- pursuit of the routed enemy; we need testants.-00 Monday, April 29, the ad- scarcely add, that the superior merit of dress aod petition of the city of London this gallant non-commissioned officer was with respect to the French Protestants was thus established. presented to his Royal Highness, who re- Battle of Waterloo, 8th. ed. p. 84. turned the following auswer:“ The just sense entertained by his

NOTICES. Majesty's subjects of the value and im

The Anuual Meeting of the Members of portance of religious toleration is neces- the Unitarian Tract Society established sarily calcnlated to excite in their minds in Birmingham, for Warwickshire and the strong feelings of uneasiness and regret, neighbouring conaties, will be bolden at at any appearance of the want of it in Oldbury, in Shropshire, on Weduesday, other nations of the world. “ In such feelings, when called for and of Coseley, hus engaged to preach: on the

June 19, 1816. The Rev. John Small, justified by the occasion, I shall

occasion. participate, and whilst I'lament the cir. cumstaoces which led to your address, I derive great satisfaction from the persua

The Devon and Cornwall Unitarian Assion, that they are in no degree to be sociation and Tract Society will be held attributed to an indisposition on the part at Moreton Hampstead, on the first Wed. of the Government of France, to afford to nesday in July next, when Mr. Worsley, of the freedom of religious worship, the bene- Plymouth, is appointed to preach, and it fit of its promised protection and support.” is hoped Mr. Butcher, of Sidmouth, will

conduct the devotional part of the serThe rector of Framlingham, in Suffolk, vice.


We are informed, that the minister at held at Etridge's Hotel, on the evening of Lynn and his friends having declined re- Wednesday, the 26th, when all applications ceiving the members of the North-eastern for the admission of divinity students on Unitarian Association, to hold their an- the foundation will be taken into considenual meeting in that town, according to a ration and decided upon. foriner notice, that association will be held The friends of the institution will dine at Wisbeach, on Thursday, June the together at Etridge's Hotel, at the close of Twenty-seventh. There will also be a the second and third days' examination. public service on Wednesday evening, As a considerable accession of new strJune 26.

dents is espected next session, it is par

ticularly requested, that gentlemen inManchester College, York. tending to enter as lay students will make The annual examinatiou of students will application as early as possible, in order take place as usual at the close of the that the necessary accommodation may session, in the College Library, York, be provided for them. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Tuomas Henry Robinson, ?

Secretaries. the 25th, 26th and 27th of June. The

York annual meeting of trustees will be Manchester, May 11, 1816.



The Christian's Survey of the Political World.

THE situation of the Protestants in all to blame in this matter as they were

France has long been a subject of perfectly friendly to religious freedom. great uneasiness to the friends of true A debate in the blouse of Commons bas religion. The bloodshed in Nismes and enabled every person to form an accurate its district excited the commiseration of judgment on all these points; and we are every British heart that was not led away much indehied to Sir Samuel Romilly for by the base calumny that Protestantism taking up the question, for stating facts was only another word for Jacobinism. as they really occurred and fur making Under this latter word it is well known those cominents on the celebrated letter that the speaker means to convey a . idea of the Dake of Wellington shich it really of all the horrors perpetrated in the vio- deserved. Lord Castleveagh took, as lent stages of the French revolution. miyht be imagined, the other side of the Strange, however, it is, that crimes at- question ; but in spite of all his sophisms tended with such infamy should not deter be corroborated these facts in such a manothers from the imitation of so horrible a ner, that it can be no longer a doubt that conduet; yet future ages may per haps murders and massacres to an incredible class Jacobinism and Bourbonism together, amount were perpetrated at Nismes and as the parents of enormities at wbich hu- its neighbourbood, and that the murderers manity shudders.

were suffered to escape with impunity, The efforts made by various bodies in though the government is strong enough England to place this subject in its proper to repress inferior crimes without difficolours before the public are well known. culty. A subscription was raised and informatiou We will not repeat bere all the horrors was procured which might satisfy the committed by the Bourbonites upon this most incredulous. Still it was the inte occasion. We trust that the speeches of rest of certain persons to stifle the discus- Sir Samuel Romilly, Lord Castlereagh sion, and discourage the benevolence of and Mr. Brougham will be faithfully reEngland, and, to a certain degree, their ported in a separate publication with measures succeeded. It was contended such notes as may tend still more to excite that the whole was a political feud, that an horror of religions persecution. Not. religious opinions had nothing to do with withstanding the solicitude of the French it, that our government could not possibly government tbat our papers should not interfere, or if it did, that its interference lave a free circulation in France, we bave would be only disadvantageous to the no doubt that the debate will find its way suffering party. Above all, it was con- into that country; and at any rate the other tended that the Bourbons could not be at nations of Europe will feel for the unhappy

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