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Arnt bad not been forbidden by a Royal Persecution being religions, and not Ordonnance, tlie statement is true : but political, at least only political is far if it was designed to convey an assure as the intolerants have endeavoured to aure thai the salaries had been regn. deprive the Protestants of those polilarly paid, it is a false and unworthy tiwal rights and advantages which since

dort to stille the sympathy and be the Revolution they have enjoyed. Ottolence of the British Public, while The intervention of the Catholic the inisters are at this moment at Priests, where they have been well-disleast nine inontis in arrears. Bylis it posed, at the same time proves, that was nevir ineni oned as a proof of the Protestants couid not have con. persrrution from the government; but durtert themselves improperly towards as an aggravating circumstance in the the professors of the Catliolic religion; calamity which has betailes the Re- and that their anhority as priests was fumeu Chareliesthat while their tiochs important in pri venting or lessening bave been setterid-kir Lorrlants evils whirli religions litry had inspiced. and manufacturers exiled and their 'The additional Accounts which we resonrees drained by foreign troops and now tnrmis!), will prove that your Conheavy imposts, their minister's shonid tributions (our intentioer to solicit which, have bred destitate of that stipendi un was, in the first instanre, submitted to which for so many years they had re- the Prime Minister of his Royal High. gularly depended for their ministerial ness the Prince Regent) are even more sapport ;-and thongh this detalcation necessary than we could have anticikas bren common to the ministers of all pated, from the authentic letters we religions, it must be considered, that had received, but which suppressed, the Protretant ministers have not those thro' fear, many important details ; and means of obtaining wioney, which the as the efforts of our enemirs have occa. Catholie priests, by their various cere. sio ed a serious increase in our expenmaales, always possess.

diture, we must re-lirge on you the proAnother Letter has been published priety of making those Contributions as in the sanre Journal, which had been early, and as liberally as your conveniseat to ns by M. Marron, President of enre will allow. the Consistory of Paris, decliving oar As it will not be possible for us to aid and censuring our interferevce; provide an antidote to the poison daily hat you will, doubtless, have seen by diffused, we shall be content to assnre ober Jourwals, at another letter was yon, that whenever any Intelligence received by the same couveyance, from arrives which alters onr opinion, or the same person, stating, that onrexer. reuders your exertions unnecessary, you tions had made a strong sensation in shall kave immediate information. Paris, and were likely to produce the By Oriler of the Committee, most beueficial results: in addition to

THOMAS MORGAN, Sec. wlijeh, it is now evident, that the letter in question was written bv M. Marron,

RESOLUTIONS, after an examination by the Police, and

Willians's Library, lied Cross Street, onder the fear ofindividual persecution.'

January 12, 1818. The effect of the Public Meetings which at a Meeting of the Connittre, appointed by bare bern held, has been highly impor- the General Body oi' Protest int Dissenting Mitant, and the arrival of the report of the

nisters of the Three Denominations, ' for the

l'urpose of luqniry, Superintendance, and Proceedings of the Cowmon Council of

Distribntion of the Funds which may be collLondon in Paris, was thic commence- tributed for the Relief of the French Protest. ment of exertions by the French autho. ants, suffering for Conscience sake,' rities, which had not been previonsły It was unanimously Resolved, made. While some persons have depre- 1. That this Committee have obrated these Meetings and Discussions, served, with astonishment and regret, it will always be a subject nt satistac- that attempts ars making, throngh the tion to us, that they originated with the medium of the Press, to defeat their Dissenting Ministers of London ; and object, by misrepresenting their mm. the paper which we liad the honour to tives; and all of the Committee know address to you, and which was produced too well what is due to that respectable in Court by all the speakers, was the body by which they are deputed, to endocument on which the public proceed- gage in useless warfare with those who ings of that day were founded, which are labouring to stiile that public symbave been succeded by similar pro- pathy, which it is the wish of the body fedings in Hull, Edinbnrgh, Glasgow, to excite, they yet owe it to their own Gosport, Newcastle, Plymouth, and character, and to the cause they bave. other places.

undertaken, to state candidly, once for No doubt, we presnme, can now rest all, the motives by which they have been en your minds, as to the fact of be guided and the end they liave in view.

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2.' That this Committee, therefore, their own Government, or rather, lest utterly disclnim for themselves and their it should expose them to the fury of a Constituents all party feelings ou a faction, which sets the Government question which they conceive to be itself at defiance; and the Committee purely and exclusively Religions; but are of opinion, that if complaints are that if they must be ranked with a cautionsly uttered, they deserve, thie Party, they are happy in ranking, on more, the consideration and sympathy this occasion, with that of the Govern. of those who are aware of the calise in ment which listened so candidly to their which this cantion originates. representations, - entered so warmly 6. That while they have been acting into their feelings, - and pledged itself consistently with their own principles, so readily to employ its good offices tor in expressing their abhorrence of all the same humane purpose to which their religions persecution, by whomsoever interforence has been directed.

practised or countenanced, they cannot 3. That if any man, calling bimself but suppose that in contributing to al. a Protestant, can impute to Dissenting leviate the distresses of the French ProMinisters, as a crime, that they have testants, they are coinciding with the inshewn themselves peculiarly forward, tentions of the French Government, on this occasion, he should remember which has been taking measures to sapthat they are the descendants of those press those ontrages, which, if not sopwho, for conscience-sake, suffered the pressed, inust occasion 'its own disgrace, spoiling of their goods, and the loss of and compromise its own safety. their lives ; and to whose constancy, 7. That, in the subscriptions and colleeunder persecution, it is chiefly owing tious already made,- in the spirit which that religious liberty is now firmly esta- is spreading thronghout the kingdom,— blished in this favoured land.

and in the prospect that this spirit will 4. That, fecling the value of this ultimately enable them to grant imporinestimable blessing, they could not tant Relict to their suffering brethren, but be deeply interested by any occar- and to the widows and orphans of the rence which miglit threaten its loss to victims of Persecution, the Committee those ezpecially, with whom they are have the most flattering cucouragement united by the tie of a common faith, to persevere. They do, therefore, earand a common worship ; por could they nestly reqnest the iremitting co-operrefuse their sympathy or their relief to ation of Protestants of every denomimeu bleeding in the same cause wirich nation, but especially of Protestant Disrendered the memory of their fathers senters, in this labour of love; and they immortal.

express their contident assurance that 5. That though letters have been re- in contributing to this object, without ceived from Minist, j's in France, ex- suffering their zeal to be damped by pressing objections to the interference any insinnations or assertions whatever, kot their Protestant hrethren in England, they are promoting the spread and esthe Committee have ascertained, from tablishment of that Christian Liberty unquestionable cridence, that some of which is the greatest earthly boon that those letters have been writteu under Heaven can bestow on man. constraint, and that others have been

Siglied (by order of the Committee) dictated by an apprehension (it is hoped erroneons) lest such an interference

THOMAS MORGAN, should injure them in the estimation of

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Account of the Mutineers in the Boun- driven from the ship, the twenty-five ty, 1789.

mutineers proceeded with her to Too(From the Quarterly Review.) bouai, where they proposed to settle; (T is well known that in the year but the place being found to hold out the Bounty, while employed in con. to Otaheite, and having there laid veying the bread fruit tree from Ota- in a large supply of stock, they once heite to the British colonies in the more took their departure for TooWest Indies, was taken from her com bouai, carrying with them eight men, mander, Lieutenant William Bligh, nine women and seven boys, natives by a part of the crew, who, headed of Otaheite. They commenced, on by Fletcher Christian, a master's their second arrival, the building of mate, mutinied off the island of Tọ. a fort, but by divisions among themfoa, put the lieutenant, with the re- selves and quarrels with the natives, mainder of the crew, consisting of the design was abandoned. Chriseighteen persons, into the launch, tian, the leader, also very soon diswhich after a passage of 1200 leagues, covered that his authority over his providentially arrived at a Dutch set- accomplices was at an end; he thereilement on the Island of Timor. The 'fore proposed that they should return matineers, twenty-five in number, to Otahcite ; that as many as chose were supposed, from some expres- it sbould be put on shore at that sions which escaped them, when the island, and that the rest should prolaunch was turned a-drift, to have ceed in the ship to any other place made sail towards Otaheite. As soon they might think proper. Accordas this circumstance was known to ingly they once more put to sea, and the Admiralty, Captain Edwards was reached Matavai on the 20th of Sepordered to proceed in the Pandora to tember, 1789. that Island, and endeavour to discover Here sixteen of the five and twenty and bring to England the Bounty, desired to be landed, fourteen of with such of the crew as he might whom, as already mentioned, were be able to secure. On his arrival in taken on board the Pandora ; of the March, 1791, at Matavai Bay, in other two, as reported by Coleman, Otaheite, four of the mutineers came the first who surrendered himself to voluntarily on board the Pandora to Captain Edwards) one had been made surrender themselves; and from in- a chief, killed his companion, and formation given by them, ten others was shortly afterwards murdered him(the whole number alive upon the self by the natives. island) were, in the course of a few Christian, with the remaining eight days taken ; and with the exception of the mutineers, having taken on of four, who perished in the wreck of board several of the natives of Otathe Pandora, near Endeavour Strait, heite, the greater part women, put conveyed to England for trial before to sea on the night between 21st and a court martial, which adjudged six 220 September, 1789; in the mornof them to suffer death, and acquitted ing the ship was discovered from the other four.

Point Venus, steering in a north-wesFrom the accounts given by these terly direction; and here terminate men, as well as from soine documents the accounts given by the mutineers that were preserved, it appeared that who were either taken or surrendered *s soon as Lieutenant Bligh had been themselves at Matavai Bay. They

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