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broken, we are not separated by any but the attachment of persons attracted great distance; and I hope that they who by such motives will be as capricious and have honoured me with their friendship, variable as their minds: they will change will honour me with it still: nor will the their preachers as they change their dress, impressions of your esteem ever be effaced not from their own taste--for in general from my heart till that moment shall ar- they have none-but from the desire of rive when all human sympathies must be being where others are, of doing what dissolved. And may your prayers to the others do, and of admiring what others throne of Divine grace be granted me, admire.” If to these we add the removal that I may devote the remaining ardour of most of the respectable families from of a declining life to the cause of religion the City to more fashionable parts of and virtue, and that, should the provi. Town, the dilapidated and gloomy apdence of God grant me the hoary head, pearance of the Chapel itself, indepen. it may be found in the way of duty; and, dently of that of the neighbourhood, and while I entreat for the effusions of your the term for which the Chapel was held piety, I, with the warmest sentiments of being expired, without the practicability Christian love, commend you to God, of obtaining a renewal, I think it cannot and beg of you to accept my sincerest create much surprise that a Congregation wishes for your temporal and eternal differing in religious opinion, and princihappiness.”
pally kept together and united through Concluding Prayer.
esteem and friendship for the late much“ Almighty God, the Fountain of all lamented Dr. Lindsay, should hare di wisdom, we look up to thee for thy bles.
clined and ultimately separated under his sing upon us, and beg thine acceptance
sticcessor. of this our last Christian duty presented
JOHN ESDAILE. to thee in these walls, which have long bien consecrated to the services of reli.
Unitarian Association. gion. We trust, O merciful Father, that thou hast often graciously heard the prayer
The Committee intend renewing their which from this sanctuary has been offer- application to Parliament on the subject ed to thee in sincerity, and that thou hast of the Marriage Law as early as possible accepted the sigh of the contrite heart. in the ensuing Session. They propose Be with us through the remainder of our
commencing in the House of Commons, pilgrimage; and when this mortal life shall and it does not appear to them to be be ended, mayest thou be our strength necessary or expedient to procure petiand our portion for ever; and may the tions on a subject which has been already succeeding generation, corrected by our
so fully discussed. errors and animated by our labours, carry
The Committee take the opportunity on every great and good work, to the of again noticing, that the small subscripglory of thy name, and to the increase of tions of congregations, on which they virtue and happiness in the world. To mainly rely as the fund for carrying on thee be offered in the churches everlasting the objects of this Association, are in a praises through the one great Mediator very irregular state, and in many cases between thee and us. Amen."
several years in arrear, while it is difcult
for them or their Collector to find a cun. I fear, Sir, that I have already occu- venient channel for application. They pied too much space in your Journal, but suggest, that at all events a small collecI cannot close this communication with. tion might occasionally be made, which out stating some, if not the only, causes (if it were inconvenient to send up the which have led to this so-much-to-be. subscription annually) would supply its lamented separation; possessing, as we place. do, a minister of such acknowledged Subscriptions are received by the Treatalent, and so zealous in the discharge surer, James Young, Esq., 16, 'Change of his pastoral duties.
Alley; the Secretary, Mr. Edgar Taylor, The seeds of dissolution must be looked 9, King's Bench Walk, Temple; and the for in the mind of man, ever variable and Collector, Mr. Tomalin, No. 13, Sise requiring constant change and novelty. Lane. The noxious plants tirst began to shew themselves towards the termination of the ministry of Dr. Fordyce, who lived
Corporation and Test Acts. to see a great diminution in his popula- It is understood that “ The Deputies rity. Dr. Aikin, in his Biographical Dic- representing the Dissenting Congregations tionary, alluding to this circumstance, in and near the Metropolis,” “ The Gethus, in some manner, accounts for it: neral Body of Protestant Dissenting Mi“ Fashion and curiosity, it will readily nisters of the Three Denominations," and be imagined, had some effect for a time “The Protestant Society for the Protecin producing the throng of his hearers; tion of Religious Liberty," have come to
a' resolution to make an application to from the Sierra-Leone Gazette of January Parliament in the ensuing Session for the of the present year, and afford the latest repeal of the Corporation and Test Acts; information received at the date of the but that they have no intention to invite Committee's Report: congregational petitions on this occasion. “ January 10. The Slave-trade under
the Spanish flag has, we think, diminished,
though we do not believe fewer Slaves Appointments and Removals of Ministers.
are imported into the Spanish colonies.
But the Spanish flag, the Spanish chaThe Rev. T. Madge, of Norwich, has racter, are dangerous : they subject them accepted an invitation to be joint minis. to capture by our cruisers, and might, ter with the Rev. T. Belsham, at Essex perhaps, to trouble with their own auStreet.
thorities; and who would run such risks The Rev.S. W. BROWNE, late of Monk, when the white flag of France is freely well Street, is appointed the permanent offered to protect every one who will minister of the new Chapel York Street, engage in this career of rapine, murder St. James's, which is to be supplied by a and death? The Slave-trade under the succession of preachers from the town French flag has been increasing, without and country. This Chapel was opened the least attempt on the part of that Goon the 19th inst. by the Rev. Dr. Car
vernment to prevent or punish it. There penter, of Bristol, when a respectable have never been less than three or four congregation was assembled.
We are vessels under the French flag slaving at desired to state that the term “ Epis- the Gallinas and Shebar, at any one time, copal," applied to the chapel in a former during the whole of the last 12 months. number, was without authority.
The French authorities to windward, civil, The Rev. J. H. WORTHINGTON, of the military and naval, knew this; yet not Manchester College, York, is appointed one capture has been made-we believe colleague to the Rev. J. G. Robberds, at not even a vessel of war sent to look after the Chapel in Cross Street, Manchester. them.”
The Rev. W. WORSLEY has removed “ January 17. We hare but little pofrom the Unitarian congregation at Hull, sitive information of the extent of the to take the pastoral charge of the con- Slave - trade carried on by the French gregation at Gainsborough.
colonies of Goree and Senegal, in their re
spective neighbourhoods, and in their usual MISCELLANEOUS.
haunts of the Cazamania, the Caches,
with the other rivers and creeks which Slave-Trade.
lie between the Rio Grande and Cape We observe with pleasure that the So. Roxo; but we have every reason to beciety of Friends continue their attention lieve, from what we have heard, that it to the Slave - trade. It appears from a has not diminished in the smallest de“Report of the Committee of the Meet- gree. We are aware that the Slave-trade ing for Sufferings appointed to aid in at Bissao and the adjacent Portuguese promoting the Total Abolition of the settlements has gone on increasing." Slave-trade,” (May 7, 1824,) that seve. “ We have much pleasure in stating, ral pamphlets have been published, call that, from the influence of this colony ing the attention of the community to and the Isles de Loss, that is to say, from this interesting subject. The “ Case of the check their vicinity and activity give the Vigilante, " with a drawing of the to every attempt at Slave-trading, the vessel, has been printed at Paris, and direct Slave trade of the whole coast, paid for by this Committee : it has been from the Rio Nunez to Sierra Leone incirculated in various parts of France. clusive, has ceased. To them it is owing The Committee is now printing a fresh that, from the uumerous intermediate ri. pamphlet, entitled “ Statements illustra- vers whence more Slaves were at one tive of the Nature of the Slave-Trade : to time shipped than from any other equal which are subjoined, some Particulars extent of coast to windward of Cape Palrespecting the Colony at Sierra Leone;"
mas, not one foreign vessel has made an of which it is intended immediately to attempt at Slaving during the last two procure and publish a French translation, years : the last vessel which did so being with a view to its extensive circulation the Rosalia, captured by Captain Hagen abroad.
in January, 1822. We have, however, A plate of a Spanish vessel, the “ Josefa very distinct aud positive information, Maracoyera,” kindly forwarded for their that a considerable coasting Slave-trade use by Sir Charles M.Carthy, has been in canoes, and a much greater inland struck off, as exhibiting fresh proof of one, exists between the rivers Pongos, the horrors of the middle passage, and Nunez and Bissao; whilst the river Pondistributed amongst the Society of Friends gos export Slave - trade existed from in the country and elsewhere.
every intermediate river to this inclusive; The following particulars are extracted but we believe that, at present, with a
few solitary exceptions, it has ceased, equal duties, can never be denied, OR and that the present trade is confined to equitable or constitutional principles, cSlaves purchased in those rivers, or in qual rights. It is this fundamental maxim their immediate vicinity.”
of the English law which made my Lord The Committee state, that, although Coke call it, the best inheritance of the they are not in posseșsion of a great deal subject,' the inheritance of inheritance, of fresh proof relative to the extensive adding, ' Major hereditas venit unicuique continuance of the Slave trade and its nostrum, a Jure et Legibus, quam a paenormities, they trust it is not needful rentibus. To carry this maxim univerfor them to say much to keep alive in the sally into effect, and see it universally hearts of Friends a continued sense of applied alike to Irishmen, Englishmen those miseries and evils which are its io- and Scotchmen, and secured by the only separable attendants, and feelings of great means by which it can be practically esta pity and sorrow for its unhappy vietims. blished, that is, by neans of a fair and And they conclude their Report by ear. equal representation of the people of the nestly requesting that the Society of United Kiugdom, in the Commons House Friends generally will assist them in find- of Parliament, is the first wish, the most ing out suitable channels for distributing earnest prayer, and most ardent pursuis their tracts in foreign countries. The of, following are the tracts on haud :
“Sir, your most abedient and rery No.
humble servant, Cries of Africa. English, French,
“F. BURDETT. Portuguese, Spanish and Dutch 3043 “ St. James's Place, July 22, 1824. Information concerning the Slave.
“ To Stephen Coppinger, Esq." trade, English
254 Address to the Inhabitants of Eu
Ireland. rope. English, French, Spanish,
This country is still a scene of religi Portuguese, Swedish, Italian,
ous agitation. The leader of the Catholie German, Dutch..
Association, Mr. O'CONNELL, has been De la Continuation de la Traite
arrested or the charge of sedition. He des Noirs
288 has been admitted to bail, but the irnCase of the Vigilantc....
327 pending charge will defeat a favourite Plate of a Spanish Schoouer. 276
project; namely, his coming over, with A Word to the Sous of Africa.
two other Irish orators, as a political English and Arabic ... 2229 missionary from the Irish to the English.
The Association has voted a subscription 13824 of £20 to the Society in London for de.
fending Religious Liberty, at the head of Sir Francis Burdett's Letter to the which is said to be Mr. John Smith. Is Catholic Association.
the “ Protestant Society" meant, of which
Mr. Wilks is one of the Secretaries? If “ On my return from a visit to the so, we presume the subscription will be country, I found lying on my table your returned ; this Society, as a body, being letter, informing me of the honour done known to be so inimical to the Catholic me by the vote of thanks of the Catholic claims, that, rather than they should be Association. Accept, Sir, mine in return granted, they would willingly continue, as for the very handsome manner in which Protestant Dissenters, under the oppresyou have made the communication; and siou of the Corporation and Test Aets. assure the gentlemen of the Association that they may rely on my most strenuous
LITERARY. exertions, whenever an opportunity is Mr. CHARLES BUTLER has in the press afforded, of promoting their just claims Letters to Robert Southey, Esq., on his on behalf of their countrymen, and the “ Book of the Church." advancement of the great cause of civil Mrs. OPJE is about to publish (in two and religious liberty, inseparable there. vols. 12mo.) Ilustrations of Lying, in all from, and in which they are so honoura its Branches. Will she devote a chapter bly engaged that I fully participate in to subscription to articles of faith? all their views, and sympathise in ah The indefatigable and voluminous Archtheir feelings, and that nothing shall be deacon Coxe announces as in the press, wanting on my part to advance, as far as to be published in two vols. 4to., the I may be able, the one, or to give effect History of the Administration of the Rt. and satisfaction to the other; that in my Hon. Henry Pelham, drawn from auopinion, every principle of good faith, thentic sources, with private and original reason and sound policy imperiously de Correspondence, from 1743 to 1754. mand it.
Dr. WORDSWORTH is preparing for “The people of Ireland, without regard publication au Inquiry, “ Who was the to religious distinction, called upon, as Author of the Icon Basilike ?" they are, and performing, as they do,
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