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dions in itself, or in a very desirable situation, but the only place that could be procured, had been licensed, and opened for divine worship, on the second Sunday of the present year, under the direction of the Western Union, and that worship had been regularly conducted by different ministers in the district, with a favourable prospect of saccess. Much opposition had been encountered, and was still manifested; but the Sunday-evening services were invariably well attended, chiefly by persons of the working-classes; and seed had been sown which, there could be no doubt, would, by-and-by, spring up, and, it might be hoped, would produce fruit abundantly. The formation of the Western Union had been also of much ser. vice to the Cheltenham congregation. About the time when this association was established, the Rev. L. Lewis resigned the pastoral charge in that place; and as his flock were unable to secure a resident ministry, it was determined that a course of lectures should be delivered, on Sunday and Monday evenings, for three months, by ministers in connection with the “Union." The result had been in every respect satisfactory. The services had been well attended, the opponents of Unitarian Christianity had been made to feel that its friends are in earnest, prejudice had been lowered, more accurate views of Unitarianism had been diffused, and some had yielded to conviction, and united themselves in fellowship with those who worship the Father, through Christ, the Son. The committee had also visited Weymouth, in Dorsetshire, and Totnes, in Devonshire, with a view to make arrangements for the introduction of the Christianity of the New Testament into those places; and, in the latter town, it is hoped that, at no distant period, this object may be accomplished. The Committee had engaged the services of the Rev. William Smith, late of Stockport, who would enter on his labour in May, and be stationed at Torquay for three months. They believed Mr. Smith to be well adapted to the work he was about to undertake there, and trusted that a more convenient place might soon be obtained for his ministrations. The com ittee had not forgotten the small congregations in the district requiring aid. Grants of tracts had been sent to several ministers for distribution, and a course of lectures had been conducted at Tavistock, which was just concluded. They had been in correspondence, also, with friends at Calne and Yeovil, and at South Petherton, where there are chapels at present without ministers. The Committee had been, likewise, at some trouble to ascertain the names of persons holding Unitarian opinions, in places where there are no organised religious societies professing these views. They had discovered many who were glad to be brought into intercourse with their brethren. This had been especially the case in the county of Cornwall. It had been previously known, that at Falmouth and Flushing there are several families and individuals who, for many years, had met for the worship of the Father; but the committee had ascertained, that at Redruth, Hayle, Probus, Truro, Fowey, Penzance, Carharrack, Camborne, Helston, St. Just, Lelant, Penryn, Gwennap, and Perran, there are those who understand and rejoice in the Unitarian faith. The friends of Falmouth were especially desirous of having a minister settled with them; and they thought, that if he could unite scholastic duties with the pastoral work, he would have a good

prospect of success, both as a minister and a teacher. The Committee expressed their gratitude for the ready response which had had been made to their appeal for pecuniary aid, and especially to the Cambridge graduate, who had so munificently contributed $100 to their funds, and concluded their Report with these words: “ They believe that the cause, in the support and defence of which you are united, is one wbich is worthy of the energies of every generous mind. It is that of humbly vindicating the ways of God to man, in the revelation of his truth by Jesus Christ, divested of the corruptions which have grown arondd it, and, which there is but too fearful testimony to prove, have darkened its evidence, and deadened its influence, throughout the whole stream of its past history. God blesses the sincere, the earnest, the endeavouring: and, let us not be weary in well-doing, for in due season-we shall reap, if we faint not!'”

A great number of resolutions in fovour of the Western Union, and for the better making known the Unitarian faith, were proposed and seconded by the above named gentlemen.

NEWPORT, ISLE OF WIGHT. An Address, of which the following is a copy, has received the signature of the Mayor, and of a great number of the most respectable and influential inhabitants of this town. Its truths are so palpable, and its intentions so obvious to the meanest capacity, that we trust (where not already proceeded in) that every town in the kingdom will adopt a similar line of action, in order if possible to prevent the horrors of a war, in which, whichever side is the victor, the triumph must be marked by murder and rapine, father less families and widowed mothers, and an additional burthen on our national debt, already nearly insupportable :TO THE INHABITANTS OF NEWPORT, RHODE ISAND, UNITED STATE

OF AMERICA. We, the undersigned inhabitants of Newport in the Isle of Wight, being desirous that peace and concord should be preserved and maintained between the United States of America and Great Britain, do hereby address you in the language of that brotherly-kindness which ought to be used between us, who, although residing in different lands, yet speak the same language, possess the same feelings, and belong to nations both pre-eminent in the world as benefactors of the human race.

We desire to express our regret that the difference of opinion which exists with respect to the Oregon territory, or that any other cause of dispute which may bereafter arise, should not be submitted to the judgment of disinterested and impartial men, and their decision abided by, instead of having recourse to arms.

It is our belief that the benefits we mutually derive from our friendly and commercial intercourse are of much greater value, and of more importance to both nations, than the possession by either of so distant a territory as Oregon, and we consider that no man ought to be esteemed as wise or good, who for such a possession would place these benefits in jeopardy.

We respectfully invite you to co-operate with us in endeavouring to do all that we can in order to preserve inviolate that peace and harmony which ought to exist between such' nations as ours.

UNITARIAN CHAPELS IN AND NEAR LONDON,

THE MINISTERS' LOCALITIES, AND TIMES OF SERVICE. Essex-street, Strand, Rev. Thomas Madge ; morning, quarter past

11.-Ref. Lit. Little Carter-lane, Doctors' Commons, St. Paul's Churchyard,

Rev. Dr. Hutton ; morning 11. South-place, Finsbury-square; morning, 11. Little Portland-street, Rev. E. Tagart ; morning, half-past 11,

evening, 7.-Ref. Lit. Stamford-street, Blackfriars-road, Rev. W. Hincks ; morning, 11.

Rev. J. O. Squier ; evening, half-past 6.-Gen. Bap. Worship-street, Finsbury-square, Rev. B. Mardon ; morning, 11

Gen. Bap. Brixton, Rev. A. M. Walker ; morning and evening.–Liturgy. Deptford, Rev. J. 0. Squier ; morning, 11.-General Baptist.

Mr. B. W. Briggs, evening, half-past 6. Hampstead ; morning, 11 ;. evening, half-past 6. New Gravel Pit, Hackney ; morning, 11 ; evening, half-past 6. Newington Green, Rev. Dr. Cromwell ; morning, 11 ; evening,

half-past 6.-Reformed Liturgy.

MISSION STATIONS. Half-Moon Alley, White Cross-street, Cripplegate, Rev. W. Vidler;

morning, 11 ; evening, half-past 6. Spicer-street, Brick-lane, Spitalfields, Rev. R. K. Philp ; morning,

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half-past 11 ; Rev. Macdonald, evening, half-past 6.

Two places of meeting are opened by the Christian Union Society, at Mr. Hudson's School-room, Cross-strett, Hatt n Garden, and at the Chapel, Coles-street, New Keni-road. Services at each place, morning, 11 o'clock ; evening, at half-past 6. Each supplied by its members.

ANNIVERSARY MEETINGS IN THE METROPOLIS.

The General Baptist Assembly will meet on Whit Tuesday, June 2nd, in the Chapel, Worship-street, Finsbury •square. The Rev. Dr. Sadler is appointed to preach. Service to commence at eleven o'clock.

A social breakfast at eight o'clock, in 'he above Chapel. Dinner provided at the White Hart Tavern, Bishop-gate-st eet. Tickets (for dinner only) three shillings, (including waiters).

And at half-past six o'clock, tea will be provided in Worship-sireet Chapel; at sixpence each.

The twenty-first annual meeting of the British and Foreign Unitarian Association, will be held in the Chapel, Essex-street, Strand, on Wednesday, the 3rd of June. The service will commence at eleven o'clock precisely. The sermon will be preached by Rev. J. G. Robberds, of Manchester. At the close of the service a meeting will be held for transacting the usual annual business, relating to the association.

A dejeune will be provided at the Crown and Anchor Tavern, Strand, at half-past-three o'clock. Tickets five shillings each but on the day six shillings.

The public breakfast of The Sunday School Association, will be held on Thursday morning, at eight o'clock, June 4th, at Radley's Hotel, Bridge-street, Blackfriars. J. W. Dowson, of Norwich, will preside. After the social repast, the twelfth annual meeting of the society will be held, the report of the past year read, and the annual business of the society transacted.

MARRIAGES. On the 30th of April, at the New Meeting House, Birmingham, by the Rev. A. T. Blythe, James Couper, Esq., of Glasgow, to Catherine Mary Ann, youngest daughter of the late Mr. George Blythe, of Birmingham.

On the 3rd of May, at the Unitarian Chapel, Portsmouth, by the Rev. H. Hawkes, Mr. George Wilkins, of Portsmouth, to Miss Sarah Pearce, of Portsea.

On the 18th of May, at the Unitaran Chapel, Stockport, Charles Marsland, to Miss Sarah Appleton.

DEATHS. April 28th, at Newport, Isle of Wight, aged"81 years, Mary, relict of John Hazlitt, artist, and sister-in-law of the celebrated essayist, William Hazlitt.

At Malta, of consumption, William Coxwell, solicitor, of Newcastle-on-Tyne.

On the 1st of May, sincerely regretted, Mr. William Antisell, of Ballyowen Cottage, Philipstown.

At Nantwich, Cheshire, the Rev. William Hawkes, many years pastor of the Presbyterian Chapel in that town.

NOTICES TO CORRESPONDENTS. We beg to acknowledge the receipt of Noyes's translation of Proverbs, Ecclesias

tes,'&c. The Midnight Cry, by Solly. Redemption, &c., and Divinity of Christ,

by Wm. Le Page, to which our early attention will be directed. “G's” communication we respectfully decline. “Nod,” “T. W,” “C. R,” are respectfully thanked for their valuable papers.

Our No. for July will contain copious Reports off the Anniversary Meetings at Whitsuntide.

Communications for the Editor to be addressed to the care of the Publisher,

Joun MARDON, No. 7, Farringdon Street, London,

THE

UNITARIA N.

No. 7.

JULY, 1846.

Vol. I.

THE BISHOP OF NORWICH AND THE BRITISH

AND FOREIGN SCHOOL SOCIETY. SINCE the issue of the last number of the UNITARIAN, our Anniversary Meeting has taken place, and out of it have arisen some important subjects for our special consideration. Before we advert to the most momentous of these, the discussion of which was raised by the Rev. G. Armstrong, of Bristol, we beg to say a few words in reference to the shortness of time allowed by the present plan for the transaction of the business which necessarily falls under the cognizance of the annual meeting. We are glad to find that we are not alone in the opinion that the affairs of the Society are becoming from year to year too multifarious and too important to be settled, or even discussed satisfactorily, in the brief space of one day. It may be said, indeed, that it is not the province of the general meeting to enter upon matters of the kind te which we allude, beyond the mere movement of any interesting question; its further consideration and settlement being properly left in the hands of the Committee of the Association; but we think there is a liability of topics arising, in which the whole body of Unitarians may feel a very earnest interest, and hence ought to have an opportunity of stating their sentiments. The subject to which we have just adverted, as introduced by Mr. Armstrong, we take to be one of these. But we will cite, as corroborative of our view of this matter, the opinion of our respected fellow-labourer, the editor of the Inquirer-he says, When we recollect what passed at the last annual meeting, it is impossible not to be impressed with the importance of its being less cramped in its proceedings by want of time. True, it is very difficult to know how to remedy the evil ; it almost seems as if there were but

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