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their homage to the Duke d'Angouleme. should be taught that they cannot tyrandize In traversing on their way the territory of over the minds of others with impunity. Caloisson, they shouted Vire le Roi ; A Morn. Chron. Nov. 24. bas les Bonapartistes. The inhabitants of Caloisson believing themselves insulted by these demonstrations of joy, shouter on their

DOMESTIC. side, A bas les Brigands; this evening on on your returu we shall have more than 600. Messrs. Wright and Cooper's Missionary The national guards on their return in the

Tour in Cornwall. [Extracted by order evening, having demanded to be lodged at

of the Unitarian Fund Committee, from Caloisson, because it was right, and they

R. Wright's Missionary Journal, from could not return to their Communes; a

June to October, 1815.] tumult ensued, in which one of thein, na

This I deem ope of the most important med Marcel, of Montpezal, was killed by a

missions I ever engaged in, and will, I trust, musket shot, and another national guard through the divine blessing, on which all was dangerously wounded in the thigh. As soon as this event was known at Nismes, happy effects. Though full of labour, the

our success must depend, be productive of 200 men of the troops of the line, and a bri- execution of it afforded me high pleasure, gade of gendarmerie set out in the night and I bless God, that, in the course of bis between the 7th and 8th to put a stop to the providence, he hath called me to so good disorder. Eight individuals who

a work, and is pleased to enable me to perpointed out as the principals in this affray, form it. What can afford greater satisfacwere arrested and conveyed to the prison of tion, or purer joy, than to witness the spread Nismes. Some troops remain at Caloisson, of divine truth, evangelical righteousness, both to maintain order, and to guarantee and Christian charity, and to promote their the inhabitants from the vengeance which

progress? the neighbouring Cominunes would other.

In Cornwall I spent* twenty-eight days, wise take for the death of the Royalist who preached thirty-seven times, and in ninebas been killed.

teen different towns, viz. the following. From a private source we have an account

1. Falmouth. of another atrocious act of assassination

In this town I found a respectable, though committed at Nismes, on the person of Ge- not numerous, Society of Unitarians. Most neral De La Garde, the commanding officer of them were formerly Methodists, and were there, who, in endeavouring to quiet the excluded from the Methodist Society merely turbulence of a bigoted mob, was shot on account of their opinions. They meet through the heart. This was a very few regularly for public worship, and the midays after the Duke d’Angouleme had nistration of the word, three times on the been there, who, as some of the French Lord's day. They have also a prayer Journals would have us believe, endeavoured to allay the spirit of persecution, and meeting on the Lord's-day morning, at

seven o'clock, and a week evening lecture. whom policy would of course induce pubí Considering the opposition they have wet licly to profess principles of liberality and with, and still meet with, from other religimoderation; but who originally instigated the abominable persecution of the Protes- ous parties, the progress they have made

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a society is considerable, and their meet. tants. The sycophants of the ANGOULEME ings are respectably attended. They hold faction may prate about the instructions be their meetings in a large room, which is gave, and the sorrow that he feels-but who let loose the fury of the bigots to whom very inconveniently situated. They retain he gave arms and the green-edged cockade degree of the devotional spirit, and the habit

the best part of Methodism, zeal, a high - formed them into battalions--and deno, of attending diligently to public worship minated all Protestants to be Bonapartists ?

and other religious exercises. They are When Lord George GORDON roused the blind bigotry of the mob in St. George's Fields against the Catholics, he did not * We left Tavistock on Thursday, Aug. foresee that they would burn down London. 17th, and during that and the two follow. Bigotry in all sects is the same, every where ing days had no opportunity of preaching, and at all times. We see by the French Jour- owing to the rain, and other unfavourable nals, in the article from Nismes, that the circumstances. After leaving Truro, on presence of the Duke was the signal for our way back, Tuesday, Sept. 12th, no fur. tumult and re-action, in which the lives of ther opportunity of preaching offered till individuals were sacrificed, and what can we reached Plymouth, Thursday, Sept. be inferred from this, in spite of professions 14th: and, indeed, previous fatigue, and of moderation, but that such professions are the heat of the weather, which rendered at complete variance with secret instructi- traveling on foot very laborious, rendered ons,or at least with private hints and insinua. me unfit for preaching in the open air, ations. It is fitting that against persecution which requires great exertion: corsequentfor religious opinions the feelings of ly the days employed in preaching were mankind should be arrayed, and that bigots twenty-three only.

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intelligent, well-informed on religious sub- ing. Mr. Philp could preach at Flushing jects, and, so far as I could discover or occasionally, and there are other friends learn, exemplary as Christians. Several capable of taking a part in conducting the of them have suffered loss in their trade, as meetings. well as reproach, by becoming Unitarians, I preached at Flushing six times, twice which they have borne with Christian firin- in the open air, four times in a large room.

Mr. Philp, their minister, was for. We had always good and attentive audimerly a preacher among the Methodists, is ences; the largest was estimated at four in trade, and is respectable both as to cha- hundred persons, racter and talents. There are several pro

3. Penryn, mising young people in this society. The A populous town, two or three miles frona religious intercourse I had with the bre- Falmonth. Here I preached three times, in tbren in Falmouth and its vicinity, greatly the open air, the last time on a public green, refreshed my spirit. I am the more parti. when it was estimated we had five hundred cular in my account of them, because I hearers. There are several persons in this judge, it will be interesting to the Friends town favourable to Unitarianism; they of the cause at large, to be particularly in- came to hear me at Falmouth and Flush. formed of the state of an infanı society in so ing, have begun to read Unitarian books, remote a corner of the island, and because and I hope will attend regularly with, and I wish to direct their attention to what I become a part of the society at the former think a most important part of the Unitarian place: this I understood them to propose Vineyard.

doing. They expressed a wish to have In Falmouth I preached ten times, nine of meetings occasonally at Penryn; it is hoped them in the usual place of meeting, and the friends who are capable of conducting once in the market-square. I also admi- public meetings, will assist them to carry nistered the Lord's Supper, and delivered a their wishes in this respect into effect. farewell address. My fellow-traveler, Mr.

4. St. Maus, Cooper, preached three times in this town. A few miles across the water to the southe Strangers came at different times to hear; east from Falmouth. I preached here in the among the rest two Jews, who are said to middle of the day, on the public Quay, to be men of considerable learning, especially abont five hundred people, many of ihem one of them, who is from Morocco, and was fishermen. The middle of the day is the in a Moorish dress. The audiences were best time to get a congregation in many always respectable, and closely attentive. places on the Cornish coast, as the fisherThat in the market-square was estimated at men are then most at liberty. five hundred persons.

5. Helston, Every thing possible should be done to Twelve miles from Falmouth, to the westcherish and promote the Unitarian cause at ward. Here I preached in the public street, Falmouth, as on its progress in that im- to, it was estimated, four hundred people. portant town, will depend its success in Some came to us afterwards, at our inn, several other places. The society should and offered to receive books to distribute. as soon as practicable have a meeting-house, The accounts we received from this town, in a better situation ; this is under every of the effects of our exertions, before we view a matter of much consequence; the left Cornwall, were pleasing, and led us to more so on account of Falmouth being hope we had not laboured in vain. visited by strangers from various parts of

6. Marazion, the world, who either come hither with Ten miles further west, near St. Michael's the packets, or resort thither to sail with Mount, at the head of Mount's Bay. Two them.

friends went round the town to call the in2. Flushing.

habitants together. Within half an hour a This is a pleasant village on the eastern large company came together, and I preachside of Falmouth harbour. There are se- ed to them in the market-place. veral well-informed Unitarians in this place,

7. Penzance, especially my worthy friend Mr. Prout, Three iniles from Marazion, to the westward. who was the only decided and avowed Here I preached in the green-market, to a Unitarian I found in Cornwall, when I vi- large assembly. It was estiinated that at sited it in the year 1811: and who has ably the two last places we had one thousand and judiciously auswered Mr. Drew's * hearers. After the service two gentlemen pamphlets against the Unitarians, The came to solicit me to preach the next mornFlushing friends meet with those at Fal- ing at two fishing villages, further to the mouth ; but it is desirable, and I earnestly south-west, and undertook to circulate norecommend it to them, to hold a meeting in tices. With this request I of course comtheir own village, once on the Lord's day, plied. They also engaged to receive books say in the afternoon, as the public meetings and circulate them. at Falmouth are in the morning and even

8. Newlyn.

A fishing village on the western side of Mr. Drew is a Methodist preacher, al resides at St. Austel.

* On my arrival in this village an old

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Mount's Bay. Here we had an assembly preached twice, in the public street. The
of about five hundred people on the sea side. first congregation was estimated at five
It was a delightful morning, the scenery, hundred, the second at one thousand per-
including land and sea, was beautiful and
grand, the congregation sat on the grass,

14. Camborne.
the scattered rocks, and the sand. I preach: A small market-town in the same district.
ed to them on the parable of the prodigal Here I preached by the side of the market-
son. Never did I see a congregation more place, to about two hundred people who
deeply affected than this, while I was in- were brought together by two friends cal-
sisting on the free mercy of God, as the ling at their houses to inform them of the
Father of his sinful creatures. This scene meeting.
brought to my recollection how the word

15. Tuckingmill. of life was first preached, by our great Mas. A village in the same district. Here I ter, and the fishermen of Galilee, on the preached to about a hundred people who sea side, or in any place where the people were assembled in the street. were disposed to listen to the glad tidings.

16. Pool. 9. Mousehole,

Another Village in the same district. Here Another fishing village, on the western side I preached to about three hundred persons, of Mount's Bay. A man had met us from this who were assembled at the front of the prinplace at the former village, conducted us cipal Inn. hither, guided us to a proper spot on the Some persons followed us from town to shore for holding a meeting, and went town, from village to village, to hear the round and informed the inhabitants. About different discourses preached in the four or two hundred and fifty persons assembled, tive last meationed places. and listened very attentively to a discourse

17. St. Agnes. on the love of God. The majority of the A small market-town, on the north side hearers at this and the preceding place, of the country, surrounded by mines. Here were fishermen.

I preached in the market-place to about 10. St. Ives.

one thousand people. This is a populous town, and gives its

18. Chase-Water. name to a spacious bay on the north side of A village in a mining district. I preached Cornwall. Here the people were assembled to about one hundred people, in a public on the sand, near the sea, and I preached road. to about one thousand persons. Thougb it

19. Truro. rained during the service, none of the con- A large and well built town. Here 1 gregation left the spot, but others continued preached twice at the High Cross. The coming, and the whole were very attentive. first congregation was estimated at more A sailor, of whom I had no previous know. than one thousand, the second at one thousledge, held an umbrella over me. After and five hundred or one thousard six hunthe service, two gentlemen came to us at dred persons. The first evening after the our inn, and offered a large boat-house, for public service we had some conversation the use of any Unitarian Missionary who and debate with Calvinists and others. It may visit that part of Cornwall, at any was agreed to renew the debate, at the time future period: they also agreed to receive I had appointed to visit and preach at Truro books to distribute.

again; but after the second preaching the 11. St. Earth.

Calviuists declined coming forward, though Passing through this small town from St. one of them told the people I was ten times Ives, back to Falmouth, two friends walked worse than the devil. The second evening round and informed the inhabitants that a I preached in this town, after the public meeting would be held immediately, a good service, I had an interesting conversation company came together, I preached to and debate with a sensible Jew. We bad them in the open air, and had a very atten- also conversation with several other pertive hearing.

sons. The Unitarian cause is not without 12. St. Day,

its friends in Truro. Is situated in the principal mining district. During our journey in Cornwall, my felHere I preached in the middle of the day, low-traveler and myself, were much ennear the market-place, to a pretty large and gaged in conversation with varions persons, attentive audience.

when not employed in regular and publie 13. Redruth.

services : sometimes with persons as we A populous town in the midst of the prin- walked by the way, sometimes with those cipal mining district. This was the centre we visited at their houses, and occasionally of what is called the late revival among the with persons where we happened to call on Methodists, which appears, from what I the road. In one way or the other our heard, to have been a scene of great extra- time was fully occupied, and the great obe vagance and absurdity. lu this town I jects which called us so far westward, left

us little leisure or interval of repose outl. man met me, and said, " I bless God that we had the pain of bidding farewell to our a preacher of your description is come to Cornish Friends. this part of the country.”

(To be concluded in our next.) - B

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Opening of the New Unitarian Chapel,' who came to hear were obliged to retnrn Cullompton, Devon.

for want of room. The friends of the Some months since, on attempting to were highly delighted with the repair the Unitarian Chapel in this place, whole service; and it is believed that few, it was found to be so much decayed as to if any, were otherwise than pleased with render farther assembling in it dangerous, the manner in which it had been conducted. The Society therefore determined to take Dr. Carpenter has been strongly solicited the whole down and to ereet another on to publish this sermon, which he declines the same ground, which beirg finished, doing at present. was opened for public worship on Sunday, On this occasion a tribute of merited the 29th of October.

thanks was paid to the Christian liberality In the morning Dr. Carpenter preached of the Wesleyan Methodists in Cullompfrom Mark viii. 38. The common duty ton, for the volantary offer of their chapel, of Christians openly to avow their princi- in which the Unitarians assembled for pubples was strongly enforced, to be deterred lic worship, once on each Lord's Day for by worldly interest, by the unpopularity some months past. May this Christian of their sentiments, by the favours or the spirit gain ground among fellow-christians frowns of men, or to be swayed by the in- of every denomination. difference to Christian truth, too generally prevalent, was to deny Christ before men. In the afternoon Mr. Davis, who statedly

Unitarian Chapel, Neu-church, Rossen. officiates, delivered a discourse from John

dale. (See Monthly Repository, Vol.

X. pp. 313, 392, 458, 461, 527, 596, XV. 4—7, in which the nature of the union

660.) between Christ and his disciples, and the blessings resulting from it were illustrated, (£350.) upon this Chapel will be received

Donations in aid of liquidating the debt the duty of Christians to examine for them.' by the Rev. Robert 'Aspland, Hackney selves, and to make the Bible and the Road; Rev. R. Astley, Halifax ; Rev. Bible only the rule of their faith and prae- W. Johns, Manchester; Mr. W. Walker, tice was also strongly insisted on. In

Rochdale ;

and Dr. Thomson, Halifax. the evening Dr. Carpenter again preached

N, B. On the 13th ult. Dr. Thomson from 1 Peter iii. 15, 16. He began by received a large parcel of Unitarian Tracts stating the doctrines in which I'nitarians for the Rosseodale brethren, from the agree with their Christian brethren of all Southern Unitarian Society and the Unitadenominations, next stated the doctrines

rian Fund. concerning which they differed from the

£ $. d. Church of England, the Calvinistic Dis.

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Amount advertised p. 660 senters, and the Wesleyan or Arminian Mrs. Astley, Chesterfield

1 0 0 Methodists, in doing which the particular Miss Wilkinson, ditto

1 0 doctrines referred to were quoted from the Miss E. Wilkinson, ditto

1 1 0 Creeds, Catechisms, and other writings John Wilkinson, Esq. ditto

2 of the different sects of Christians; by Robert Malkin, 'Esq. ditto

2 0

1 1 0 these it appeared impossible that Unita- Mr. Woodhead, ditto

0 5 0 rians could conscientiously continue to be Mr. Joseph Hall, ditto

5 0 stated worshipers, with those who hold such opposite sentiments :-some of the Mr. John Croft,' ditto

Mr. James Croft, ditto

05 0

4 0 doctrines held by Unitarians, it was ob- Mr. Gill, ditto

3 0 served, may no doubt shock many well. Mrs. Thomas, Gateacre 3 0 0 meaning Christians; on the other hand, it ought to be considered that these doc. S. W. Parker, Esq. Newcastle

upon Tyne

1 trines could not be more shocking to them Messrs. Reeders, ditto

1 0

0 10 0 than many which they believed and preached were to the Unitarians. The Mr. Walter Smith, ditto

Mr. Johu Davidson, ditto 0 10 6

0 3 0 Doctor's exposition and defence of Uni

Mr. A. Ryle, ditto

03 tarian principles, breathing throughout the

Mr. Henry Atkinson, ditto 06 spirit of Christian candour and benevo

Miss Hogg, ditto

0 1 0 lence, and evincing an ardent zeal in the

05 cause of rational Christianity, were de- Mr. De Role, ditto

Mr. Edward Simpson, ditto livered in the most impressive manner, and Mr. James Walton, ditto

5 0

5 6 being heard with the greatest attention, Miss Cree, Mansfield

0 10 6 will, it is hoped, tend to the removal of those prejudices and the promotion of

222 7 6 that inquiry for which they were so enibently calculated. The audience was very respectable and numerous each part of the Errata in the former List from Newcastle. day many friends from Honiton, Tiver- For James Fiash, Esq. read Losh, ton, and the neighbouring villages attend- For Roger Barrard read Barrow. od : in the evening the place was crowded; For Joseph Armour read Armorer. and it was a source of regret that many Halifar, Nov. 22, 1816. VOL. X.

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pears to have suffered no diminution, RotSince the List of Subscribers, &c. was withstanding repeated attempts have been published with the Number for August, made to crush it on the part of the orthothe following names and contributions have dox, and anethemas launched openly from been received and are here inserted by de- the pulpit against such as attend our meetsire of the Committee of Governors :- ings. It is with a reference to the existBenefaction from an Unknown 1. 8. d. ence of this spirit amongst the inhabitants Friend, through the hands of

that Greenock is to be viewed as a situaRev, T. Belsham

100 00 tion highly favourable for difi'using primiTwo years' interest upon the

tive Christianity : and by the continued

10 00 developement of this disposition the ComSenex Corubiensis, a present

mittee feel themselves excited to strain of a good copy of Taylor's

every nerve, to raise on this spot “ a tenHebrew Coucordance, valu

ple to reason, to free inquiry, to individed at

10 10 ual judgment." They therefore hope to Mr. Edward Corn, Birming

be forgiven for pressing into notice this ham

5 0 O important feature of the public inind in Richard Cooke, Esq. Yeovil

5 5 o this place; and for again bringing forMr. Richard Allehin, Maid

ward the erection of a Chapel in Greenock

1 1 0 to the worship of the One God through the Rev. Mr. Wright, Rochdale 1 1 0 One Mediator, as an object worthy of supMr. Heywood, Bolton

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port. T. B. W. Sanderson, Esq.

The Committee cannot close this comChewbent

2 2 0 munication without publicly expressing Corrections of the published List :

the high sense they entertain of the value For Messrs. J. and J. S. Ilancock, Li- of Mr. Harris's labours. With a zeal truly verpool, read Messrs. J. and J. S. Ilancox, apostolic, he travels fifty miles once a furt.

night to visit us without remuneration, &c.

and in the midst of academical business For Mr. Hounsell, Bridport, read Mr. Joseph Hounsell, &c.

composes discourses at once perspicuous and aniinated.

I am, Sir,
Proposed Unitarian Chapel, Greenock.

In the name of the Committee,
Greenock, Nov. 14, 1815.

Your most obedient Servant,
Sir,

SAMUEL GEMMILL, Secretary. The Committee of the Greenock and Port Glasgow Unitarian Associatian Fund

Subscription to the Greenock Chapel. having seen with extreme pleasure in the

By Mr. George Harris. last number of the Repository, (p. 660] Friend to the Cause

101. a Subscription opened in England for the infant church at Greenock, are induced to Meetings on behalf of the French Prethink that the same may be promoted by

testants. laying before your readers a statement of We have great pleasure in laying before what has been done here since their last our readers the following extract from the communication.

Morning Chronicle of Nov. 23 : The expense of erecting a chapel with- “ The first public body which has es. out any gallery, capable of containing 500 poused the cause of the plundered and people, is estimated not to exceed 8001.; slaughtered Protestants in France, held its and towards this sum there have now meeting on Tuesday morning, and with been obtained in donations and subscrip- equal pleasure and gratitude we inform tions here and at Port-Glasgow, 2981. our readers, that this signal service bas A few donations have also been inade in been rendered to our suffering fellow. .Glasgow and Edinburgh, which may a- christians by the Dissenting Ministers of mount to 101. more.

this metropolis. Inheriting the wisdom, The course of Lectures formerly stated to the virtue, and the courage of their illus. have been commenced by Mr. Harris, were trious ancestors, they have lifted their continued once a fortnight in the original voice in behalf of the victims of merciless place of meeting, until from a want of ac- persecution. We hope it will ronse the commodation, the Committee procured the energies of the friends of religious free theatre where the two last lectures were dom throughout this country, and pene. delivered. At the first of these there was trate the cities and the Courts of Europe, an audience of about 1000 people, while and that while it speaks consolation to the several hundreds could find (no admission. oppressed, it will intimidate the instigaAt the lecture last Sunday evening the tors of crimes which have appalled the theatre was also filled and numbers went benevolent and the good in every part of away,

Christendom. We understand that the The spirit of inquiry which was then meeting was attended more numetously mentioned to be generally prevaleat, apa than has been knowa for many years pasta

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