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siness of the Meeting by reading the balance sheet; from which it appeared that there had been Tracts sold in the course of the year to the amount of £81:11s. 7d. subscriptions received, £84 19s. and donations of five guineas each from E. Johnston and Robert Heywood, Esqrs. The Report of the Committee was then read, which, after a few prefatory remarks, proceeded as follows: “ During the last year there have been reprinted eight of the old Tracts, and three new ones printed, namely, No. 4, New Series, An Address to the Parents of Sunday Scholars, by the Rev. J. C. Means; No. 5. The Blessedness of obeying Conscience, by the Rev. E. Chapman; No. 6. The Sunday Scholar's Progress, by the Rev. J. C. Means. To No. 4, has been appended, The Way to be Happy, detailed in several Rules proper to be observed in all Families; and a thousand copies of the latter have been also printed at 6d. per dozen. In the course of the last twelve months, nearly twenty thousand Tracts have been circulated; of these, £30 worth have been purchased by the Unitarian Society of Belfast, and grants have been made to societies and individuals, wherever the Committee thought that the object of the Society could be promoted. A dissenting minister, to whom one of the grants was entrusted, makes the following excellent remarks, to which the Committee solicit the attention of the public. I have succeeded in establishing a Society for the purpose of lending Tracts to any one who is disposed to read them; and in this way I think they will be very useful. This little Society is formed of the ladies of the congregation, two of whom remain in the chapel a short time after each of the services, to lend out Tracts and receive those which were given out on the previous Sunday. And if similar societies were more generally established amongst congregations, I think they would greatly tend to farther the important objects of the London Tract Society; for not only are many thus induced to read, who otherwise would not, but, as a means of promoting sociability (particularly among the younger members of a congregation), by bringing them to unite for a benevolent object, they are highly useful.' It will be seen by the statement annexed, that the Society owes £52, while there is due only £38, showing a deficiency of £14, which is, however, more than compensated by the increased amount of the stock. The Committee regret the deficiency of their pecuniary means, as they are very desirous of publishing a set of Cottage Sermons. This would furnish a variety, on what they have as yet presented to the public, and would supply a want which has been much felt. They have had it also in contemplation to reprint, in a cheap form, the Morning Exercises of the late Rev. Robert Robinson of Cambridge, a little work which abounds in just and striking thoughts, and is written in a style peculiarly adapted to arrest the attention of those for whom the Christian Tracts are chiefly intended. The Committee trust the liberality of the public will enable them to accomplish one or both of these valuable objects; and they hope they may be permitted to state, as some encouragement for the liberality which is solicited, that the affairs of the Society, though not flourishing, are yet in a much more clear and

unembarrassed condition than they have been for years; and further, that such systematic arrangements have been made, that no delay will take place in supplying subscribers and friends with the Tracts they may want.” — The Report being read, it was stated that the total number of Tracts printed by the Society amounted to 552,459, and that there were on hand 76,139, the estimated value of which was £ 470: 16s. 8d. - The thanks of the Meeting were next voted to the Officers for the past year; and the following gentlemen were elected for the ensuing year: Treasurer, J. Esdaile, Esq. ; Secretary, Mr. John E. Clennell; Committee, Rev. J. C. Means, R. K. Philp and S. Wood, and Messrs. Bracher, Hennell, Dixon, Fernie, Green, and Smallfield. The two following resolutions were then passed, in relation to which the Committee will be glad to receive the opinions of the subscribers, addressed (post paid) to the Secretary, Mr. J. E. Clennell, Hackney, or Walbrook Buildings, London:

I. “ That it be referred to the Committee to consider and report at the next Annual Meeting, on the propriety of adopting into the Society's Catalogue, any Tracts published by other Societies or by individuals, which may be regarded as conducive to the objects of this Society.”—“II. That this Meeting highly approve of the suggestion contained in the Report, relative to a set of Cottage Sermons, and that the Committee be instructed to take measures for the accomplishment of this object.”

MONDAY, May 13, being the First Anniversary of the opening of the new Unitarian Chapel, Plymouth, that event was commemorated by a public dinner at the Globe Inn. Several friends who had intended to be present, were, from various causes, prevented, and others joined the company after dinner. J. Norman, Esq. of Belmont House, Stoke, who had engaged to preside on the occasion, being through indisposition unable to attend, N. Downe, Esq. was unanimously invited to the Chair, with which invitation he kindly complied. A. B. Johns, Esq. officiated as vice-chairman. Among the toasts that were given by the chairman, besides those expressive of respect for various individuals by whose presence the meeting was gratified, or to whose services the congregation was indebted, were the following:-" The King; long may he reign over a free and united people.”

6. The cause of civil and religious liberty.” “ The great principle of national, social, and individual happiness—an enlightened and cheerful religion." “ The cause of Christian Unitarianism; may its spread be rapid, and its beneficial influence general and permanent. “ The Plymouth Unitarian Congregation.” - The Fellowship Fund Society; and may its members be united in heart, and sincerely disposed to further the important objects for which it was formed.” “ The Congregational Library and Tract Society; long may they be the means of diffusing truth and promoting virtue.” “ The Sunday School; may many children have reason to bless the day they entered it.” « The memory of Lardner and Priestley, Lindsey and Belsham, and other Unitarian worthies." These toasts were ably prefaced by the chair

man, and were appropriately responded to. The meeting was addressed by the Rev. W. Evans, the Rev. W. J. Odgers, P. Welsford, Esq. A. B. Johns, Esq. Mr. Bayly of Devonport, Mr, Gill, Mr. Hunt, Mr. J. Hearder, Jun. Mr. Harris, and Mr. Saunders. The Rev. W. Evans ably defended the cause of civil and religious liberty, and pointed out the great benefit resulting from Congregational Fellowship Funds. The Rev. W. J. Odgers referred to “ the signs of the times," as being peculiarly favourable to the diffusion of Unitarian views in this country, and noticed particularly the rapid progress of those views in the United States of North America, where there are more than two thousand Unitarian Congregations. Remarks were also made upon various other important and interesting topics. The greatest animation and harmony prevailed during the evening. Every one seemed to be highly gratified, and to hope that this would only be the first of a series of similar meetings that have a tendency to unite more closely the hearts and interests of professors of the same faith, and more particularly of members of the same congregation. -Plymouth and Stonehouse Herald.

Little Portland-Street Chapel. - This Chapel, erected by the Unitarian congregation formerly assembling in York-street, St. James's, was opened for the worship of the One God, the Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, on Sunday the 26th instant. The Morning Prayers were read by the Rev. George Harris, and the sermon preached by the Rev. E. Tagart, the minister of the chapel. The Evening Prayers were read by the Rev. E. Tagart, and the sermon preached by the Rev. R. Aspland. The audience on both occasions was large and the collections liberal.

The congregation has made a great effort to provide for the cost of the building, but a sum of no small amount remains to be provided for, in raising which, the congregation relies upon the liberal co-operation of the Unitarian public. The Chapel is in the centre of the fashionable population of London, and remote from every other place of Unitarian worship. It is spacious and commodious; pleasing to the eye, and well adapted to the voice. There is every reason to believe that the congregation assembling in it, will be growingly numerous and respectable. A small pamphlet is just published, entitled, “ A Brief History of the Unitarian Congregation, York-Street Chapel, from its Origin in 1824, to its Removal in 1833; by a Member of the Congregation.”-Christian Reformer.

THE Annual Meeting of the British and Foreign Unitarian Association, was held in South-Place Chapel, Finsbury, London, May 29. In the morning worship, the Rev. J. Fullager of Chichester read the Scriptures and prayed; the Rev. James Yates gave out the hymns, and a Sermon on the Harmony of Nature, Providence, and Christianity, from Isaiah xl. 3, 4, 5, was preached by Mr. Harris. The audience was numerous, friends being present from various parts of England, and from Ireland and Scotland.

At six o'clock in the evening, the Public Meeting of the Association was held in the Chapel, John Taylor, Esq. F. R. S. in the chair. The Chapel was crowded. The Rajah Rammohun Roy was present, and Joseph Roberts of Madras, the son of the excellent Missionary of that district; and the meeting was addressed by the Chairman, Mr. Hornby the treasurer, Messrs. Rutt, Lister, Cordell, Joseph Roberts, &c. and by the Revds. Yates, Wood, Tagart, Fullager, Mardon, Dr. Carpenter of Bristol, Murch of Diss, Talbot of Tenterden, Fox, Philp the City Missionary, Harris, &c. The Reports of the Committee were highly interesting and encouraging, and various important resolutions were adopted. We hope in our next to give a more detailed account of this Anniversary, from the Unitarian Chronicle. The Sermon, at the urgent request of the Public Meeting, and the Committee, is published.

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The Rev. David Lloyd, who lately finished his preparatory studies for the ministry, at the University of Glasgow, and who took the degree of M. A. with honourable distinction, has, we are happy to say, been unanimously appointed to the important situation of Classical and Mathematical Professor in the Presbyterian College at Caermarthen, South Wales. Mr. Lloyd has also received and accepted the charge of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters in that town.

The Rev. Henry Hawkes, B. A. has entered on the pastoral office to the Congregation of Unitarian Dissenters at Portsmouth.

Rev. J. Ketley has resigned the congregation at Whitby, Yorkshire, and accepted the invitation of the Society of Ipswich, Suffolk.

WHEN the hoary head at whose presence we have risen up, and the virtuous old whose face we have honoured, are removed to another and a better world, we sorrow not as those who have no hope; we the rather rejoice that since their pilgrimage has been so lengthened, and we have so long had the benefit of their instructions, they sleep in Jesus. When those whose life has been a season of trouble, and who have been called to buffet, one after another, the waves of affliction, are summoned from this trial scene of character, to wear that crown of life which the righteous Judge will give to all who love his appearing, we acknowledge that judgment is tempered with mercy. But when the sun goeth down while it is yet day, on one who as a daughter was ever duteous, as a wife was ever affectionate, as a mother was ever devoted to the care of her offspring—on whose pathway of life happiness smiled, whose society was valued, and to whom friends and relations gladly gave the tribute of respect and affection, the lesson of unquailing confidence in God our Father is harder to learn. Wide is the breach then made in domestic happiness, in social usefulness; and the conjugal and parental heart may well bleed on the disappointment of its fondest hopes. Such is the

breach which has been occasioned by the decease, on the 8th June, aged 28 years, of Mary, the eldest daughter of Mr. Alexander Milns of Rochdale, Lancashire, and wife of the Rev. Franklin Howarth of Bury. But if the sympathy of friends, if virtues hallowed by remembrance, if consistent and ennobling views of Providence and futurity, can assuage affliction, these sources of consolation will not be wanting, and they will prove, we trust, all-powerful in comforting the wounded spirit. To the widowed mourner, to parental hearts, may they impart peace.

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In looking over the stock of our past Numbers, we find the greatest difference occurs in those at the beginning and close of

The Magazine commenced in September, and each Volume has closed in August. As it is usual, however, for most periodicals to begin and end with January and December, we shall carry on the present Volume to December, and commence the eighth Volume with January 1834.

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