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we reported, XVII. 776, has reached ecclesiastie, in the character of ambashis native land in safety and been sador from Spain, on account of received with enthusiasm by the liberal opinions advanced by him in Spaniards. From Irun, on the 25th certain publications. In consequence, of December, he addressed a letter to the Spanish Government has ordered the Constitutionnel Paris newspaper, the Pope's Nuncio to quit the kingin which he expresses warm gratitude dom. to the Journals for their favourable The Chapter of Canons of St. Isi. mention of his case, and to the Paris- dore of Madrid, headed by Luis ians who had shewn him so much GREGORIO, Bishop of Lozerna, has kindness. He alleges that he was not sent an address to the Cortes, breathwholly unworthy of this kindness, ing ardent patriotism. since in the years 1792 and 1793, when he was Governor and Vicar General of his diocese of Calaharra, he
AUSTRIA. had fed 150 French priests for six Another proof has just been exbimonths, without asking them what bited of the growth of superstition in were their political opinions. To this miserably-governed country. The the priests, lie says, he attributes his Pope has resolved that four of the hoexpulsion from Paris. He has infor- lidays which had been abolished in mation that the Jesuits made the the Austrian States shall be restored, Pope's Nuncio believe that his work viz., the 2nd day in Easter week, St. entitled “ Portraits Politiques des Joseph's, St. John the Baptist, and Papes," was the same work as the St. Ann's days. “Crimes des Papes,” and that in A learned Jewish merchant of Warconsequence the Nuncio demanded saw, of the name of Nathan Rosenthat he should be expelled or pu- FELD, has written a history of his na. nished. The French ministry pre- tive country, Poland, from the best ferred the former alternative, and authorities, in the Hebrew language. proceeded to the expulsion without any inquiry into the charge, which is wholly false.
GREECE. Immediately after writing thus far, we see an account in the papers of
By an effort of daring courage the LLORENTI's death. He died lately at Greeks have gained possession of NaMadrid, a few days after his arrival
POLI DI ROMANIA, the most important there, in consequence, it is supposed, fortress and harbour of the Morea. of his compulsory journey over al. They found large stores of artillery most impassable roads in the depth and ammunition. Amongst the priof an inclement winter. Here is an
soners taken is Ali Bey, the princiother victim of the barbarous policy pal Turkish commander. The Greek of the Bourbons !
government has removed its seat to The Court of Rome is not idle in this place, which is both convenient Spain. The Roman Congregation
and secure. denominated the Index, i.e. the Index
The English Government recognizes Expurgatorius for pointing out books the Greek blockade, and allows the that are not to be read, passed a de- lonians to have free communication cree, printed copies of which were
with Greece. circulated in Spain, prohibiting various works of Spanish authors, written in defence of the rights of the nation. The BOMBAY papers contain a noThis arrogance the Spanish Govern- tice of a new weekly paper published ment reprobates in a circular of the in the Bengalee language, the first Minister of the Interior, which or- attempt of the kind, and edited by a daios that all political chiefs shall en- learned Hindoo. In the first and sedeavour to obtain the copies of the said cond numbers were articles on the decree and prevent their illicit circula- liberty of the Native press, and on the tion.
trial by jury, which had been pur. The Court of Rome has refused to chased with so much avidity that both receiye M. VILLANUEVA, formerly an were out of print. It appears under
the title of “Sungbaud, Cowmuddy,” tianity does not at all belong to it, and for the “Moon of Intelligence." how miserably it has been miscon
strued by its professed interpreters.
The minds of men have been so long PERU.
accustomed to connect mystery, and A gratifying spectacle has been ex terror, and scheming, and planning, hibited in this country. General San and darkness, with the very name of Martin, who has held the supreme religion, that the great object to be command and conducted the Native attempted is to dissolve this conforces to victory, and thereby esta- nexion; and when that is done, cvery blished the independence of Peru and thing is done. Let us clear away the Chili, has laid down his military cha- heaps of rubbish which are every where
He kept his station until the piled up in the way, and then the way assembly of the National Congress, in itself will be straight and level enough. which the sovereignty resides, and if we can only pull down the superthen, contrary to the wishes of the re
structures of wood, hay and stubble, presentative body, resigned all his which have been built on the edifice of power; nobly alleging that the inter- Christ and his apostles, our work is ests of freedom demanded of him this at an end; for the edifice appears in sacrifice. He withdraws into private all its beauty then, complete and welllife, followed by the benedictions of proportioned."] tho whole couutry. The place of his Second Annual Report of the Baltimore retirement is near Mendoza in Chili.
: Unitarian Book Society. He declares in his letter of resignation, that if at any time the freedom of the timore Unitarian Society for the dis
The Second Anniversary of the BalPeruvians should be threatened, he tribution of Books, was held the 25th will dispute the glory of accompany- of December, at the First Independent ing thein in its defence, but solely as
Church. A discourse suited to the a private citizen.
From the Holy occasion was delivered, and after the Alliance of Europe, we turn to such a
religious services of the day, the Secharacter with refreshment and de
cretary communicated the following light.
In making a statement to the So. Unitarianism in America. ciety of their last year's proceedings, [We copy the following document the Managers are gratified with being from The Baltimoré Patriot of Jan. able to express a high satisfaction at 3. The same paper contains an ad- the success of their labours. Accordvertisement of a new number of “The ing to such means and opportunities Unitarian Miscellany,” with an ex- as were in their power, they have entract from the Editor's address, which deavoured to promote the objects of we here insert.
the Society. Books, and tracts have Christianity is a simple religion, been circulated in "various directions, intelligible in its doctrines, and plain and in those places especially, where in its requisitions. · It speaks most the greatest benefit may reasonably be reasonably to the understanding, and expected. By publication, exchange appeals ipost forcibly to the heart, and purchase, they have enlarged the Designed as it is for all, it is suited to number and variety of works intended the capacity and apprehension of all. for distribution, and have now on hand If men have thought it intricate, it is an extensive assortment. because they have not been content It must be highly gratifying to the with its simplicity; and if they have Society, not only to observe the fruit turned from its light, it is because they of their own exertions, in the spreadhave loved the darkness better. And ing influence of principles and docthus it happens that by far the greater trines which they deem of the first part of the labour which is required importance, but also to witness the from us is, not to explain Christianity, corresponding efforts of their brethren for it is sufficiently explicit, nor to re- in other quarters.
It is now two commend it, for it powerfully recom- years since this Society was first instimends itself, but to shew how much tuted, and within that time, associathat has been supposed to be Chris- tions have sprung up in different parts,
with the professed object of distribut- situation gives us facilities for sending ing Unitarian publications. A double out tracts and books in these various purpose, highly auspicious to the directions, and this should prove to us canse we have at heart, will be thus both the value of our institution, and effected; the comparatively small the importance of zealous activity. means and narrow influence of indivi- But for the influence of our religiduals will be made more extensive and ous views we do not look more to the effectual, by bringing them to act in increase of our numbers, and prospeconcert; and the respective associa- rity of our churches, than to the grations, by mutual aid' in exchanging dual change of public feeling. We publications, will be able to do the see it in the softened tone of orthogreatest good at the least expense. It doxy, the subdued spirit of bigotry, is hoped the time will not be long be- the weakened power of prendice, the fore every Unitarian congregation will gradual relentings of malevolence, the perceive the importance of such a sys- dying embers of kindled passions, and fem, and unite in carrying it into ge- in all the indications of the increasing neral operation.
ascendancy of truth over error, of reaThe progress of Unitarianism in this son over blind credulity, of piety over country has been rapid, more rapid hypocrisy, and of charity over the narthan even the most sanguine could row views of sectarism, and the unholy have anticipated; it is going on, and zeal of the self-righteous. In all these will go on; it earries with it the ma- respects a visible change has taker jesty and the power of truth; it is the place, favourable to peace and relicause of Heaven, and the work of God; gion, and to the progress of those it will not stop while reason is honour- principles of faith and action, which ed, or piety cherished, or the Scrip- exalt, purify and adorn the human tares revered. Yet there is enough character. for the friends of righteousness and of Pulpit denunciations have become sound doctrine to do; truth will con- less frequent. The cry of heresy, the quer at last, but it requires incite- incorrect assertions, and reproachful ments from human aid. God is the language, which were the burden of author of all, but men are bis agents ; orthodox Journals, have gradually we must labour if we would hope ; we given way to a more Christian spirit, must do what we can to build up the and a milder temper. The wise have kingdom of God in the world, if we learnt to be silent where they could would seek for the blessings of his not confute; the virtuous and candid good government, and the joys of his have learnt to respect the voice of serifinal approbation. With these views ousness and candour. we may be encouraged to persevere, This change, so beneficial to the and trust to the great Ruler of all harmony of Christians, and to the inthings to direct our labours, in confor- terests of pure religion, we have good mity with his wise and holy designs. reasons to believe, has been owing,
To the present time the good indu- in no small degree, to the exertions ences of an overruling Providence which have been made to diffuse a have been manifest in strengthening knowledge of our sentiments. Such the hands, and cheering the hearts of will always be the consequence; ignoour brethren in this country.' New rance is our worst enemy. The princongregations are forming, preachers ciples of our faith need only be known are multiplying, the demand for Uni- to be respected--they are the princitarian writings is increasing, and a ples of the Scriptures, of reason, of spirit of inquiry has gone abroad. In nature; they accord with the best feelsome parts of New England, a large ings of the human heart, and the highportion of the inhabitants are Unita- est powers of the human understandrians ; many are found at the South ing; they have God for their author ; and the West, and some in almost they are the principles revealed and every town and village in the Union. published by Jesus Christ, illustrated More than forty preachers, professing by his own life, proved by his miraUnitarian sentiinents, are cmployed in cles, sanctioned by his assurance of a Keatucky and Ohio, some withi esta- future judgment, and confirmed by blished congregations, others in the his death and resurrection. duties of missionaries. Our central Such are the principles which we