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Intelligence.Wright's Journal of an Unitarian Mission in South Wales. · 735 stedfast and immovable in that faith of England, who allowed him a weekly for which in lif: he had sacrificed and stipend, beside many other favours: suffered so much. When excommu- and this he did after our friend had nicated he was advanced in years and refused to comply with his request to his frame debilitated, able to do little attend the service of the Church of towards getting a livelihood, and de- England. Generous and noble-minded stitute of parochial aid, his wife lume, Churchman! thy liberality shall not and his daughter afflicted with a grie- be forgotten ; and maya it not rise in Yous scrofula, and being deprived of judgment against those whose unfvelshe charities of the church, he was ing bigotry led them to expel and severely exercised. But the Lord in abandon this worthy and unfriended whom he trusted did not forsake him, confessor of Christ. but raised him up a compassionate
T.M. benefactor in a ineinber of the Church
3. White Rock, a place near SwanRELIGIOUS.
sea, connected with the copper works. An Account of Mr. Wright's Mission in Here I preached in a large schoolWales. Extracted jrom his Journuls. room, which is occupied as a place of (Concluded from p. 684.) worship by Christians of diffcreni
ties. We had a croadei congregation, THIS is the most populous county a number of genteel persons from in Wales, and the most important in Swansea and its vicinity attended. a commercial point of view; and here Mr. Phillips repeated the discourse in Unitarianisın appears to have made Welsh. greater progress than in any other part 4. Neath. The congregation has of the principality. I preached at the been raised in this place by the exerfollowing places.
tions of Mr. D. Davis. They have 1. Gelligron. Here I preached in a erected a very neat and commodious farm house, to an attentive audience; chapel, in which they now meet. In and Mr. Phillips gave the substance defraying the expence of erecting this of the discourse in Welsh. fiad also building, they have been assisted by the pleasure of visiting the relations of subscriptions from several places : still our respected friend, Mr. T. Rees, a considerable debt remains, the diswhose aged grandmother, near her charge of which would be beneficial hundredth year, feels a lively interest to the cause. The contributions of in the success of the Unitarian cause. those friends who have not yet given
2. Swansea. In this populous and any thing towards the Neal chaincreasing town there is a very re- pel would be thankfully received. I spectable and improving congregation. preached in this place four times; we Many of its members, some of them had respectable, and soine of thein persons of superior rank in society, large congregations. The Unitariang discover much zeal in the Unitarian at Neath are not without zeal in the cause. Mr. Aubrey's labours in Swan- cause. By steady and persevering exsea appear to have been highly useful. ertions much good niay be done in The success of Unitarianism seems to
Mr. Meck preached here have given considerable alarm to some twice. of the reputed orthodox; what they 5. Gellionnen. Here is a large and have published, notwithstanding their well built meeting-house, amon?? the illiberality, and the temper in which mountains, of which some Calvinists, they have been replied to, can hardly who have no kind of claim to it, enfail to excite inquiry and promote the deavoured lately to possess theinselves, knowledge of the truth. "I preached but were defeated in the attempt, at Swansea four times, most of the This place was the scene of the useful congregations were pretty large; and labours of the late Mr. Josiah Rees. had much pleasant conversation with Mr. James is now the minister here, the friends. Some of them are very and at Bridgendaud Bel!103. I preached active in pushing into circulation once, but ii biog in the middle of the small Upitarian tracts.
day, and a busy tile ainous the fara
mers, the congregation was small. I have zeal in the cause. I preached am informed it is very good on a three times to crouded audiences, who Lord's day:
were very attentive. 6. Ilick. In this village there is an 13. Blaengurach. The meeting. Unitarian Baptist congregation. I house here is said to be one of the preached to a pretty large audience. oldest in the principality, and stands
7. Newton-Nollage. Here also the on an hill in the midst of trees, some congregation ranks as Unitarian Bap- way from any habitation. I preached
I preached to a crouded assem- to an attentive audience. A Mr. Wil bly. Mr. Phillips at both these places liams is the minister in this place. kave an outline of the sermon in 14. Alerdare. I preached here Welsh. Mr. Eran Lloyd is the mi- twice, bad very good congregations. nister of both these churches.
Mr. Phillips repeated in Welsh the 8. Bridyend. Here is a good meet- substance of the sermons. There ing-house, but the congregation has seems to be a good Unitarian congrelong been in a low slate. Mr. James gation in this place. Mr. T. Eram has lately undertaken to try what can is the minister at Aberdare and Merbe done io revive it: he preaches here thyr-Tydvil. one Sunday in the fortnight, and Mr. 15. Cymmar. Here I preached to Evan Lloyd supplies the other Sunday. an attentive assembly. Mr. James I preached here three times; the gave the substance of the discourse in hearers were very attentive. In this Welsh. I know not with what class congregation there is a respectable of Christians the minister of this coufamily who are relations of that truly gregation ranks, but he appears to be a excellent man the late Dr. Price.
truly liberal man. 9. Bettws. I preached here to a con- There is reason to think there are gregation which was said to be much Unitarians in some parts of Glamorlarger than what usually aitends. ganshire who do not openly profess
10. Cardiff. There are Unitarians the doctrine, nor contribute to its proin this town, but some of thein want motion by uniting with its -friends. courage and zeal. I preached in the Still the knowledge of the truth is Presbyterian meeting-house to a re- making progress; and in a few years spectable congregation. Mr. Phillips the name Unitarian instead of being gave an outline in Welsh.
thought reproachful, will be esteemed 11. Cuerphilly. Here I preached in honourable. Our brethren in this the Town-Hall, to a large assembly. couny, especially in the eastern part There are several Unitarians in this of it,' have many openings for their place and its vicinity. In this town exertions in the great cause of divine and at Cardiff it is much to be lamented truth. that Unitarian worship is not regularly carried on.
Unitarian Chapel, Thorne, Yorkshire. A short distance from Caerphilly is At a meeting of the Unitarian Soa sinall congregation, said to be chiefly ciety at Thorne, held in their new Antitrinitarian.
chapel after afternoon's service on the In going from Cardiff to Caerphilly Lord's day, December 15, 1816, I had the pleasure of visiting the rela- Francis Moat reported the particulars tions of my highly respected friend of his late excursion, and stated that he Dr. Carpenter.
had left home with a debt of £208. Os. On the evening of the day when I 11d. upon the chapel, and ibat after preached at Caerphilly it was ap- an absence of six weeks he had suc. pointed for me to preach at Craig- ceeded in collecting £829 6s. 6d.; Fargod, but the distance was so great, that his expenses had been £4 185. 3d. the road some part of it so bad and only (owing to the kind hospitality difficult to find, that we arrived too with which he had been received), late! Here is an old Unitarian Bap- leaving a balance of £16. Is. 4d. in tist congregation. We conversed with the hands of the Treasurer. some of the brethren.
It was resolved unanimously : 12. Merthyr-Tydvil. This is a very 1. That the grateful and affectionate populous town situated in the midst thanks of this Society are hereby given of the iron works. The Unitarians to the friends at Halifax, Rochdale, meet here in a large school-room, and Manchester, Stockport, Bolton, Stand, seein io be pretty numerous, and to Bury, Monton, Warrington, Gateacre, Intelligence. --Breach of the Salbath.-Mr. Maturin.
737 Liverpool, Chowbent, Sheffield, and Works, I did not take into consideraOther places, for their kind reception tion how soon such a list must be of Francis Moat, and for the Christian furnished you, from the necessity of liberality with which they entered completing the ensuing number at the into the object of his journey: press much earlier than usual, on ac
2. That the heartfelt thanks of this count of the Index. Society are hereby given to all our I am also disposed to delay the pubChristian brethren who have by con
lication of the List from some encoutributions assisted in extinguishing the raging, appearances of a desire to prodebt; and to the Committee of the mote the subscription, which, I trust, Unitarian Fund for its grant of £20. may enable me very early in your
3. That it has been strongly recom- next volume to announce the required mended to us, and is very desirable, to number of 200 subscribers, as they increase the burial ground attached to now amount to 160, by the assistance the chapel (which at present consists of a subscription for ten copies from of only' 72 square yards); that 144 a gentleman who knew and respected square yards of ground contiguous may Dr. Priestley, and is attached to his be obtained, which with a plain sub- memory, but who will not allow me stantial . wall to enclose the whole to mention him under any other burial ground is estimated at £55; description. towards which a balance of £16. Is. 4d.
I remain, Sir, your's, remains on hand. That the assistance
J.T. RUTT. of our brethren who have not hitherto contributed is respectfully requested to The Rev. Dr. Estlin, of Bristol, has enable us to effect this object; and issued Proposals for publishing by that the proceeds be reporied in the subscription, in two volumes octavo, Monthly Repository.
price to subscribers 24s. Familiar 4. That the expences
Lectures on Moral Philosophy. Dediof building the chapel
cated to the Gentlemen who have amounted to
£408 1 3 been his Pupils. To be published Expences of F. Moat's
by R. Hunter, St. Paul's Church journey
4 18 3 Yard. Balance in Treasurer's hands
16 1 4
Breach of the Sabbath. £429 0 10 It will scarcely be believed, but the
fact is certain, that notwithstanding Subscriptions by Uni
the severity of the weather, and the tarians at Thorne and
critical state of the crops in Scotland, its neighbourhood £ 88 10 two farmers were fined last week by Subscriptions of friends
the Sheriff of Kircudbright £10 each as reported in M. Repos. 111 13 4 for carrying their corn on the preceReceived by Francis
ding Sunday, in violation of the act Moat during his late
of the Scottish Parliament for punishjourney
229 6 6 ing the breach of the Sabbath. The
defendants in justification pleaded the £429 0 10 necessity of the case, but the plea was
overruled by the Sheriff, and the fine (Signed)
was enforced ! M. Chron. Nov. 28. William Darby, Treasurer, Charles James Fox Benson, A private letter from Dublin states
Secretary that the Rev. Mr. Maturin, the author Thorne, Dec. 16, 1816.
of Bertram, is likely to be deprived by
his bishop of a small living which he Literary.
now has, in consequence of his having Nr. Rutt on his Edition of Dr. Prieste written that tragedy. It was consi
ley's Theological Works. dered a harsh and bigoted proceeding Sir,
Clapton, Dec. 18, 1816. in the Church of Scotland, which is When, in your last number, I men- more strict than the Church of Entioned my design of publishing a list gland, to have degraded Mr. Home, of the subscribers to the proposed for having written the tragedy of edition of Dr. Priestley's Theological Douglas. Eruminer, July 7.
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