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On Tuesday the 28th May, at Belvedere Long as the memory of this lamented House, Bath, aged 12 years and 9 months, object of their affection will be cherished Frances, youngest danghter of Mr. Tho- by ber parents and their surviving children, mas Fisher, of Dorchester, a child in they cannot fail to associate with it the, whose ingenuous mind the opening buds of kind and sympathizing attention of those every virtue had promised an abundant to whose care sbe was entrusted, and the source of comfort and enjoyment to her affectionate solicitude, the maternal tenderaffectionate parents and friends. She was ness of ber instructress, which so well comfor the first time absent from the paternal pensated for an own nether's love, will roof, and had been under the tuition of ever claim their warmest gratitude and Mrs. Broadhurst only two months, when, respect. apparently in good health, she experienced an attack of epilepsy, which soon terminated June 14, after a short illness, at her bapty life: tiro days after the first Wingfield Green, near Bradford, aged 67, seizure, unconscious of the presence of her the Rev. David Evans, of Bath, upwards afectionate relatives who surrounded the of forty years Minister to the Society of dying pillow, her pure spirit bade an eternal Unitvian Dissenters at Marshfield, Glouadien to the surrows of mortality, and re- cestershire. A correspondent says, the turned to God who gave it. Her afflicted remembrance of his virtues through life, parents do not-cannot murmur that this and pious resignation in the hour of death, choice blessing is withdrawn from them ; it the only consolation that can be offered is the will of heaven, and they desire calmly to those now mourning his loss. His life to resign her to her God.

was spent in the acquisition of liberal and It is not wished ostentatiously to culogise useful knowledge, and in the cultivation of the memory of so young a person, by de- those strong and vigorous powers of intelscribing the attractions of a peculiarly lcct with which he was endowed. He was a niable disposition, engaging manners, and a firm believer in Christianity, not upon a sweet susceptil ility to all that was en- the authority of creeds and councils, but dearing, viriuons and good, but the recole from an attentive and diligent perusal of lection of tbese interesting characteristics the Sacred Writings. In bim civil and is higbly cousolatory to lier parents. Over religious liberty, and freedom of inquiry, such a tomb sature and affection are al- bave lost one of their most zealous aud enam lowed to weep, and longer would they woep, lightened advocates." Examiner, June 23. but, thanks to the infinite goodness of our gracious God! the sea of rigliteousness We have the melancholy task of inserting arises to dissipate the sepulcbral gloum, among the Deaths of the inonth, that of our and the exulting hope of immortality leads respected friend and valued correspondent, parents, children and friends to anticipate the Rev. JEREMIAH Joyce, of Highgate, the glorious morning of that eternal day Minister of the Unitarian Congregation, which will reunite them in the regions of Hampstead, Secretary of the Unitarian permauent and purer love.

Society, and Author of many useful and An additional consolation would it afford popular Works. He died quite suddenly them, if this instance of sudden removal on Friday evening, the 21st instant. In from the bosom of earthly affection, should the morning of the same day, he had induce any young persons so to regulate written to ns a friendly letter on the subtheir tenpers and habits, so to cultivate ject of the article on Natural T'heology, of a fitness for the future state, as to ensure which he was the author, and which he, their surviving relatives the delightful hope promised to continue, sext month! How of witnessing and enjoying their progressive strikingly is vanity written upon all that is improvement and perfection in another and human! Wo shall hereafter, doubtless, a better world, which is to them the greatest insert a more full account of our lamented possible source of comfort.




usual in Mr. Vidler's Chapel, ParliaRELIGIOUS.

ment Court, Artillery Lane. In the

absence of Mr. Vidler, through ill Unitarian fund.

health, which we lament to say has The Anniversary of this Society was been of long continuance, Mr. Rees beld on Wednesday the 5th instant. officiated in the desk. Mr. B. Goodier, The religious service was carried on as late of the Unitatarian Academy, prayed


Intelligence.-Unitarian Fund.-General Baptist Society. 351 and read the Scriptures. Mr. Fox, of and he ably supported his station. Chichester, the preacher-elect, delivered Many admirable sentiments the second prayer. Mr. Broadbent, of brought forward and enlarged upon Warrington, preached the sermon, and by the chairman and other gentlemen. concluded ihe devotional exercises. The meeting was throughout harmoThe sermón contained an able and nious and pleasant. Considerable adenergetic defence of the duty of avowing ditions were announced to the list of and supporting the truth.' It was re- subscribers. Amongst the contribuceived with great interest by the Society, tions we heard with great pleasure of who resolved, with the permission of the sum of £2. “ froin a few persons the preacher, which has since been ob- in humble life, at Leeds, who wish tained, to publish it: in a little time, it prosperity to the doctrine of Unitawill come under our notice, in another rianisın.' We cannot close this brief part of our work, and therefore we shall account without saying that much of say no more of it at present, than that the agreeableness of the afternoon is it was truly appropriate and will form to be ascribed to the judicious arrangea suitable addition to the valuable dis- ments and the activity of the Stewards. courses by Doctors Toulmin and Carpenter, and Messrs. Lyons, Butcher,

General Baptist Society. Kentish and Madge, which the Uni- The Annual Assembly of the Old tarian Fund has already given to the General Baptists was held, as usual, world. The collection at the doors on Whit-Tuesday, June 4th, in the exceeded that of any year except the Meeting-House, Worship Street, Lonlast.

don. The Society proceeded to business The Elders and Representatives of after divine service, Mr. Edward Tay- the churches in connexion with the lor, of Norwich, in the chair. The Assembly, met early for business. At Treasurer's Report was satisfactory. eleven o'clock the public service comThe Report of the Committec was menced. Mr. Evans, of Islington, read by the Secretary—an abstract of read the scriptures and gave out the it shall be given in the next number. hymns; Mr. Treleaven, of DorchesIt was shorter than on most former ter, offered up prayer; and Mr. Saoccasions, the business of the Society muel Dobell, of 'Cranbrook, Kent, being, in a great measure, the same delivered the sermon, and concluded every year, and there being of course the devotional service. The preacher's less novelty in their proceedings. The text was Ephes. iv. 15, 10, “ But Committee express themselves delight- speakiog the truth in love,” &c. The ed with the openings of trath in every discourse was delivered with an anidirection, and recommend persevering mation which excited great attention. and increased labours in the great and The authority of Jesus Christ as Sugood cause. Mr. Christie was re-cho- preme Head of the church was proved sen Treasurer, Mr. Aspland, Secre- by a judicious appeal to the sacred tary: and the following gentlemen scriptures; the equality of all the were appointed the Committee, viz. members of a Christian church zcaMessrs. Bailey, Eaton, Gilchrist, $. lously vindicated ; and that equality Hart, Ives, Hurry, John Taylor and shown to consist not only in a comWilliam Titford.

mon right 10 participate in the priAfter the Unitarian Fund business vileges and blessings of Christianity was concluded, there was a general --but also in an indispensable obligameeting of the governors, subscribers tion to advance by individual exertion and friends of the Unitarian Academy, the interests of truth, and to promote Mr. William Cooke, of the Isle of to the utmost in their power, each Wight, in the chair: a report of this other's welfare. meeting will be given in our next The letters from most of the churches mumber.

were of a satisfactory nature the difThe subscribers to the Unitarian ferent congregations are rather increase Fund and their friends afterwards ing than diminishing, the accession dined together, in number two hun- of their new members being, on the dred and sixty, at the London Tavern. whole, more than adequate to comBy request of the Committee and the pensate for their losses by deaths or Stewards, Mr. Prend took the chair, removals. The General Baptist church

at Selby, Yorkshire, was received into Report of the Committee of the Southern connexion with the Assembly, and

Unitarian Fund, read at the First that of York will, in all probability,

General Meeting of the Sul'scrilers, at be united with it next year. Since

Portsmouth, April 17, 1816. the last annual meeting several of the churches have established Sunday- The


in which we live is hos schools with success; while those nourably distinguished by the formawhich existed previously were repre- tion of numerous associations for besented as being in a flourishing condi- nevolent purposes. The friends of tion. The letter from the church at religion and humanity by combining Cranbrook, Kent, stated that, “ Agree their efforts, have multiplied their useably to the recommendation of the fulness. Relief has been administered last Assembly, they had established to the bodily wants and infirmities of a Sunday-school, and though it is not man; education has been provided for more than eight months from its com- the ignorant, and knowledge placed mencement, yet more than 220 chil- within the reach of the inquiring. dren have been admitted. The school Nor have endeavours been wanting was opened upon the liberal plan of to bring back theological opinions to admitting the children of parents of the simplicity of the New Testament. every denomination; and hitherto In many districts societies have been teachers have been procured out of the instituted for promoting the knowdifferent societies, who undertake to ledge of the scriptures and the practice conduct the children orderly to their of virtue by the distribution of books. respective places of worship."

The London Unitarian Fund has for, The Committee, appointed by the warded the same object by the encouAssembly, two years since, recom-' ragement of missionary, preaching, mended in their Report to this As- Still it was felt by the friends of gesembly, the adoption of more vigorous nuine Christianity in this neighbourmeasures for the revival of the Gene- hood, that something more was deral Baptist cause. Among other mea- sirable. Missionaries have paid us sures was that of raising a fund to but rare and transient visits. Our defray the expenses of a more extend- tracts have too often lain dormant in ed distribution of tracts tending to the the libraries of subscribers. In some promotion of morals in general, and places small congregations have been the dissemination of their peculiar te formed which needed the countenance nets in particular of local preaching and assistance of their brethren. In wherever there appeared a prospect of others a disposition to hear Unitarian usefulness--and of lending pecuniary preaching existed, which it was imaid to poor or newly-formed societies, possible for individual ministers to A resolution was passed by the As- gratify, however desirous, on account sembly, in approbation of the recoin- of the attendant expense, and the want mendation; it will, therefore, be sub- of co-operation. In the desire to remitted to the consideration of all the medy or alleviate these evils this Sochurches in the Assembly's Proceed- ciety originated ; and your Committee ings.

have the gratification of announcing, After the business was finished, the that, in the short period which has ministers, representatives and their elapsed since the commencement of friends (about sixty in number) re- its labours in September last, they tired to the White Hart Inn, Bishops, have all been attended to with encougate Street, to dinner.-Several senti- raging success. In one instance pecuments were given from the chair, niary assistance has been afforded to which called forth very animated and a necessitous congregation, towards appropriate speeches. The following the maintenance of public worshipwere the principal: “ The worthy A number of useful works, with Preacher Religious Liberty com- which we were liberally furnished by plete and universal "The Old Ge- the Southern Unitarian Society, has heral' Baptist Cause"-" The Union been distributed in such a way as was of all Christians"-"Mr. Rees and deemed most likely to secure their the Christian Tract Society," &c. perusal. By the union of preaching

The ministers and their friends se- with the dissemination of tracts, there parated at an early hour.

is reason to believe that the impression Intelligence.-Proceedings of the Scottish Unitarian Association. 353 which each was calculated to produce moting their comfort, establishment has been rendered more deep and and increase. lasting

The attention of your Comunittec On the 28th of September a lecture has been much engaged by the situawas opened at the school-room of Mr. tion of the congregation at SouthampStockman, Bishop Street, Portsea, by ton, collected by the exertions of Mr. the Rev. W. J. Fox, which has been Travers, who has upfortunately been regularly continued, once a fortnight, compelled by illness to relinquish his and ai ended always by respectable, station. The chapel has been kept and on several occasions by very nu- open on Sundays by Messrs. Fullagar, merous congregations.

Saint and Read, and there is reason Public notice was given for the fol- to expect that permanent "arrangelowing evening of a similar lecture at ments will soon be made for the supGosport, where a room had been en- port of Unitarian worship in that gaged for that purpose. Our inten- town. tion was, however, frustrated. Bigotry The amount of subscriptions actuhad taken the alarm, and the person ally receiveil during the past year has in whose house the meeting was to been 251. 5s. 6d., of donations, 381. have been held had been so intimi- 18s. 6d. The expenditure, of which dated by the denunciation of both the different itenis have been sanctemporal and spiritual evils, that it tioned by the Committee, and are subwas judged expedient to desist. Amitted to your inspection, is 53l.63.9d. second attempt, shortly after, was leaving a balance of 101. 12. 2d. in the equally unsuccessful. It is just and hands of the treasurer. gratifying to record, that the measures It would have been easy for the adopted to prevent our assembling by Committee to extend its operations, some professing Calvinists were, by had the funds of the Society permitted. respectable persons of that denomi- Limited however as they were, much nation, indignantly disclaimed. At has been done. Our brethren hare length the Old Poor-house was ob- been cheered by encourageraent and tained, and on the 10th November assistance, and ihe pure word of life Unitarian Christianity was first preach- has been dispensed to numbers of ed in Gosport, to an attentive and willing hearers, to whom, but for overflowing auditory, by the Rev. this Society, it would only have been W. J. Fox, from Numbers x. 29, offered with the adulteration of human “Come thou with us and we will do inventions. We rejoice that we have tkee good.” Our subsequent efforts not labonred in vain, while we still have been attended with considerable look anxiously at the wide field of usesuccess. A room has been perma- fulness which remains to be cultinently engaged at Mr. Stubbington's, vated. Aiming only at the divine corner of Bemister's-lane; where se- glory and the good of man, we hope veral families, forming, it is hoped, for the continued and increased supthe germ of a regular congregation, port of our brethren, and the blessing assemble every Lord's day for the wor- of the God and Father of our Lord ship of the only God.

Jesus Christ. For the continued and regular sup- May the Southern Fund be an port of these lectures, the Society is humble instrument, in the hands of indebted to the services of Messrs. Providence, of accelerating the time, Brent, Fox, Fullagar, Lyons, Read, announced by inspired prophecy, when Saint, Travers, and Treleaven, who there shall l'é' One Lord and his name have cheerfully contributed their la- One, in all the earth! bours towards' the great objects for which we are united.

Proceedings of the Scottish Unitarian The ministers in connexion with

Association. the Society have also engaged to

Sheffield, June 10, 1816. preach alternately, on the first Tues- MY DEAR SIR, day in every month, at Fareham. I am desired, by the Committee of This measure has been adopted in the Scottish UNITARIAN Chrisconformity with the earnest wishes of TiAN Association, to transmit to the Unitarians in that place, and is you the following account of the Proexpected to prove very useful in pro- ceedings at the Fourth Anniversary of the Institution, held on Sunday and Rutherglen, and Greenock; that Mr. Monday, May 12th and 13th, in the Syme had undertaken a mission last Unitarian Church, Glasgow. Dele summer, and preached at Hamilton, gates were present from Edinburgh, Lanark, Carnwarth, Melrose, &c.; Paisley, Dundee, Greenock, Black- that the Society have had in their ford, Daley, Port-Glasgow, &c. hands, since the last anniversary,

On Sunday, the devotional part of 3248 Tracts, of various kinds, nearly the morning service was conducted 2000 of which they have sold or disa by Mr. Yates; and Mr. TORRENS, tributed; and that ten corresponding of York, delivered an excellent Dis- members had this year been added to course, on the Tendency of the Uni- the Institution, making altogether tarian Doctrine to promote Love to forty-two places in Scotland in which God and Man, from the text, 2 Co- Unitarians are at present known to rinthians, chap. v. ver. 20. In the reside. Letters were then read from afternoon, Mr. Yates delivered his the corresponding members of the farewell Sermon, froin the words, Society, most of which were very Philippians, chap. ii. verses 14, 15, satisfactory and encouraging, particuand 16, “Do all things without larly those from Greenock, Blackford, murmurings and disputings, that ye and Dundee ; and gave an additional may be blameless and harmless, the stimulus to the friends of the Instisons of God without rebuke, in the tution to proceed, with vigour, in midst of a crooked and perverse na- the good work they had begun. tion, among

whom ye

shine as lights The following Resolutions were in the world, holding forth the word severally proposed, and unanimously of life; that I may rejoice in the day adopted: of Christ, that I have not run in vain,

“ That the cordial thanks of this Meetneither laboured in vain." In the evening, Mr. SMITH, Minister of the ing be presented to Mr. George Harris, Unitarian Church, Edinburgh, preach

for the distinguished zeal, ability, and ed the Annual Sermon in aid of the perseverance, with wbich he has enoInstitution; the subject, the Ten- during the past year; also to Mr. Potter,

tinued to discharge the office of Secretary dency of the Unitarian Doctrine to

and the members of the Committee, for promote Benevolence, from John, their co-operation in promoting the obws chap. xiii. ver. 35. The congrega- jects of the Association. tions throughout the day were very “ That it is the opinion of this Society, numerous and respectable. Between that the attention of the Association should the morning and afternoon worship, be particularly directed towards Dundee, the friends from the country, and during the ensuing year ; that the Commany of those in Glasgow, both male mittee be requested to use every exertion and female, to the number of seventy, in their power to send them supplies as partook of some refreshment; and, often as possible; and that the Society between the afternoon and evening

there be requested to institute a Penny worship, about sixty persons, of both Weekly Society, in aid of the Association, sexes, drank tea together.

or of the promotion of Unitarianism in On Monday, the Society met in any other way they may deem proper.

* That it likewise be recommended to the Church at 12 o'clock, when, the Committee to supply Blackford with after joining in prayer, Mr. Aulo, preaching as often as possible. of Leith, was elected President of the

“ That this Meeting express their most. Mceting. The Report of the Com. cordial thanks, congratulations, and good mittee for the past year was then read wishes, to Mr. George Harris for his exerby Mr. George Harris, the Secre- tions in preaching at Greenock, as the tary. It stated, that two editions of Missionary of this Society; and to the Mr. Yates's Sermon, on the Duty and regular attendants on his services in that Manner of deciding the more impor- place, who have exposed themselves in the iant Religious Controversies, preached cause of pure and undefiled religion, to at the last Anniversary, had been the great discouragements and obstacles printed; that Messrs. GASKELL, attending the first introduction of unpo. Russebi, and HARRIS, had, in the

pular truth.

“ That the thanks of this Society be course of the year, volunteered their Services as Missionaries to the Insti- their Donation of Ten Guineas to Mr.

given to the London Unitarian Fund for turion, and had preached, with great Syme, in order to enable him to continue success, at Cathcart, Renfrew, Partic, his services to the Paisley Church.

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