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Roo. John P.F.1. Plunquette.- Rev. Mr. Braitbwaite.-Sir Brool Watson.

Rev. William Gordon, D. D. Sept. at Wappenbury, Warwickshire, this office he has gained a high character aged 41, the Rev. John P. F. I. PLUN- for integrity, and is said to have attend. QUETTE, fifteen years officiating ed so little to his personal emolument priest to the Catholic congregation of as to have left a very small property bethat place. He was born at Caen in sides his paternal inheritance. As a Normandy, educated in one of the uni- magistrate and a member of parliament versities of his native country, and after he generally appeared rather the dutiful leading a military life for a short time servant of the crown than the zealous was ordained a priest in 1792. He had guardian of the people. This might be a prospect of enjoying an ample fortune expected from his long and intimate contill the Revolution in 1793, when he nexion with the government. His charactook refuge in England, and was appoint- ter has been thus drawn in one of the pubed to the charge of the catholic congre- lic prints : “ He was, through life, to his gation at Wappenbury. Mr. P. posses- king and country a constitutional, loyal sed a benevolent heart, an amiable teme subject; a diligent, zealous, and faithper and agreeable manners. Though ful servant; a firm, upright, and mer. attached to the doctrines and ceremonies ciful magistrate; to his wife a most ai. of his church, he induiged none of those fectionate and tender husband; to his principles which have been so unjustly relations a kind and substantial friend; imputed to the modern Catholics because in his friendships constant; in faith a they were professed by their ancestors firm Christian; in deeds a benevolent, in former ages.

honest man." Sept. 30, the Rev. Mr. BRAITH. October 19th, at Ipswich, the Rev. WAITE, minister of Hatton Chapel, WILLIAM "GORDON, D. D. He London, in the 33d year of his age. On was a native of Hitchin, in HertfordTuesday, Oct. 13, his remains were shire, and had his academical education conveyed from the chapel (where they in London, under Dr. Marryatt. He had lain during the preceding sabbath,) was early settled as pastor of a large in a hearse drawn by four horses and at- independent church at Ipswich, where tended by his friends in twenty-four he continued in good esteem many years, mourning coaches to Blackfriars Church, but removed in consequence of some where they were deposited in a vault, uneasiness, at first occasioned by his adjoining to that of the late Rev. Mr. dissatisfaction with one of his principal Romaine. Mr. B. who was a Calvinist hearers, who employed his work-men on of the Supra-lapsarian or Antinomian government business, on the Lord's day. kind, was one of the most popular on the death of Dr. David Jennings, preachers in London, crowds attending he was chosen to be his successor, in the his ministry. He was distinguished by Church at Old-Gravel-Lane, Wapping. a bold manner, by a turn for typifying Here he might have continued much re. and allegorizing, and by eccentricity and spected, but in 1771, his partiality to oddity. He might, if his life had been America induced him to force himself prolonged, have been as important a away in order to settle in that country, man, in the religious world, as the well- where he became pastor of a church at known W. Huntington.

Jamaica-plain, near Boston. There he Oct. 2, at East Sheen, Surry, aged took a very active part in public mea71, SIR BROOK WATSON, Bart. sures during the war with Great BriAlderman of London, and Deputy tain, and was chosen chaplain to the Governor of the Bank. He was descend, provincial Congress. While in that ofed from a family in Yorkshire, and fice he preached and published a fast ser. born at Plymouth in 1735. His first mon which strongly expressed his polidestination was for the sea-service, but tical scntiments, on Isaiah i. 26. having his right leg bitten off by a hark He received his diploma from the while bathing at the Havannah, he de- college of New Jersey, from whence he voted himself at the age of fourteen procured one also for his friend Mr. to mercantile pursuits, in which he was Samuel Wilton, then minister at Toot. eminent and much respected. He was ing, whose father was a deacon of the also employed by the government du- church in Old Gravel-Lane, and who sing many years as a commissary. In maintained a correspondence with hir,

Rev. W. Gordon, D. D.--Mr. Abrabam Newland.

Dr. Gordon soon found America not to himself to read them too slavishly. Dr. be that holy land which he had expect- Owen was one of his favourite aued. The war had an unhappy effect thors. on the morals of the people, and some While he was minister at Ipswich, he of his hearers borrowed money of him published a judicious abridgment of Dr. which he could not recover. It was Jonathan Edwards's Treatise on the Af. also believed that his warm interference sections; and while in America he wrote in political matters gave disgust to some the History of the War with this counof the men in power. So that after the try, which was published here by subtermination of the war, he was glad to scription, in 4 large vols. 8vo. Though return to his native country. He at it is not written with elegance, it is ale first spent some months in London, lowed to have considerable merit, as a where he had many friends, though some faithful narrative of facts, and contains of them received him coolly. At length many valuable and authentic copies of he got a settlement, but much inferior original papers. It is said that this work to either of his former, at St. Neots, in produced him three hundred pounds. Huntingdonshire, the place where Mr. He died in the 78th year of his age. David Edwards had been minister, who His portrait, engraved some years before succeeded him at Ipswich. The con- his death, is a most striking likeness. gregation which was but low, gradually

S.R. declined, in consequence of his want of MR. ABRAHAM NEWLAND, that popular address they had been used late Chief Cashier at the Bank of to, and the decrease of his mencal England, died at his house at Highpowers, which at length was so visible bury, on Saturday morning, Nov. 21. chat his friends advised his resignation, This respectable character was elected and raised a subscription for him. Upon a clerk in the Bank on the 25th this he returned to Ipswich, where he February, 1747, and appointed Chief had some agreeable connexions left. Cashier on the 8th January, 1778. Here he preached a few occasional ser. He had entered his 78th year. For mons, but his memory soon failed him some time past his health was visibly to such a degree, as to unfit him for all on the decline; and finding that his public service. Though his sight con- strength would not permit him to tinued so good that he could read with- execute the functions of his office with out glasses, which he did to the last with his usual celerity and correctness, he great avidity, he appeared to know lit- resigned his situation a few weeks cle, and to retain nothing of what he ago, and was succeeded by Mr. Hase. read. He lost all recollection of his Ever since the period of his resigna. most intimate friends, nor did he re- tion he became daily more exhausted, member even the panie of Washington, and was thoroughly prepared for his with whom he had been acquainted and approaching, dissolution. He would had held a correspondence.

often say, that before Christmas he Dr. Gordon married che sister of would finish his earthly career. His Messrs.Field the bookscller,and the apo- lase moments were not attended with thecary, both of London, but never had the least symptom of pain. Had Mr. ang family: Mrs. Gordon survive; but Newland survived a little longer, he has totally lost her sight. The Dr. was would have been in possession of the in sentiment a strict Calvinist, but libe• plate assigned bim by the Governor and ral, and of a very sociable disposition. Directors of the Bank of England, as He possessed good natural abilities, and a mark of their esteem for the faithwa of a studious turn. Though warm ful discharge of his duty. Mr. Newe in his temper, he was friendly, and often land's relations are very distant; and to facerious. Though he was fluent in them, it is presumed, he has left alt his speech, he was not popular: his ser- property, to the amount of about mons were composed with care, but too 7000l. per annum. systematical, and he had accustomed



UNITARIANISM IN FRANCE. • ticular, in the Jewish worship, and as the

rights of citizens have been secured te To the Editor of tbe dentboy Repository. that sect, it will be provided by wise

laws that they shall renounce the old SIR,

A few months ago, I had forms which separate them from their the pleasure of recommer.ding an exa

fellow citizens." tract from the Universal Magazine,

Every word of this article emanating upon this subject: at present i have from authority, has its weight and meanthal of congratulating you upon a more ing. The phraseology of this article, extensive and magnificent prospect of

if it can be allowed to have any serious its dissemination. It is sufficient to ob object, must refer to the removal of that serve, that this original, this grand and unfathomable source of error and confusimple truth is beginning to display itself sion, that overflowing mint of mistake apon the Continent, under the auspices and mischief, the Athanasian creed, of the greatest statesnian and reformer which has hitherto been equally as muck that ever distinguished the imperial pur

a stumbling block between Jews and ple, or the regal diadem. In this case in- Christians, as between Christians them. disputable facts and imperishable events,

selves of different denominations. There speak more forcibly, than any panegy- the plan now agitating in France; for as

are many reasons for giving credit to sic whatever, too often liable to sus. picion.

no civil society can exist without reliVery few, the bigoted catholics, and gion, and as neither the reformed Ca. some of the high church-politicians of tholic religion, nor the Trinitarian Prothis country excepted, have expressed testants, are likely to fill the pulpits, any regret upon what the Romish su- or meet the public ear in regenerated perstition has suffered from the French France; these considerations may have Revolution. But it required men whose excited in that government, a disposition ideas were far advanced beyond the com

to adopt some other system, as it is exmon level, and whose minds were de pressed, more agreeable to the doctrines purated from religious prejudice, and taught by the Great Founder of Chris. the tyranny of custom, to see the ne.

tianity, and requisite for our enlighten. cessity of reforming the ref rmation, and of putting an end to the Protestant, as

The progress that your work is mak. well as the Popish dregon; for binding ing in the noble task of clevating and the dæmon of persecution, and drying improving the human race, affords fresh up the source of religious animosity, by proof that a very great portion of nociosing the mouth of the abyss or bot-ral depravity in society, has arisen from frin'ess pit of pretended mystery; and our misconceptions of the character and la tly, bý proclaiming with the authority attributes of God. The imaginary Triof an angel from Heaven,

nity of persons that have been worshipWHERE MYSTERY BEGINS, RELIGION ped among the Protestants has conjointENDS."

ly tended to perplex the divine testimo This it appears is what is now in agi- ny, and deprave man who is the subject tation in France. In an article insertof it. In the Trinitarian systems, inan cd in the continental papers dated from is often put for God, and God for man.. the banks of the Maine, Aug. 21, it is Hence offices have been applied to Christ said, Our Journals contain the following absolutely foreign to his character, Aataicicle:

tering in the end, but idolatrous in their " There is a talk at Paris, of a closer object. Thus for instance the opinion of union of the difierent sects of the Chris. his judging the world, which is so justtian religion, agreeably to the docirines ly controverted against the notion of an taught by their

Great Founder, and such Arian writer in page 468 of your number a is requisite for our enlightened age. tending to the fact that whatever is spoke

for Sepe. has originally arisen from not atA groui reformation is intended, is par

eR of Christ, in a doctrinal sense, ia ada

ed age.


ways more applicable to his gospel, than tion “ that Christ will not himself, his person. It is therefore the gospel

, personally, bear any part in the final and the spirit of Christ, by which men judgment."

The application of this are to be judged, whether in himself, or principle may be extended to other in his members. It is in this sense alone, offices and circumstances; that of an that Paul can speak of men being judged carthly Messiah for instance, may also by kis gospel, Rom. xi. 16. The term be executed by a delegate. There is no judgment, though condemnation gene- necessity to repeat the panegyric you rally attends it, does not necessarily have admitted upon a very exalted perimply any more than decision. As for sonage, in pages 502, 503 of your Mag. the saints being said to judge angels as nor do I wish here to enlarge upon the well as the world, 1 Cor. vi. 2, 3, can propriety of them ; but in answer to the that mean any thing more than superiors quotation, in which it is said, “ Withas well as inferiors are subjected to the but endeavouring to find the hero in judgment or decision of the gospel, of ancient prophecies as some have done, which the saints are both the deposito- and we will not say they have done it ries and the organs. Does it not in- injudiciously; without implicitly relying ply that the Angels of the Church as on those who assure us that he is the well as the Church itself, and the world man on the white clouds in the Revelaare all subjected to this judgment? And tions, with a golden crown on his head, are not temporal rulers though frequently without committing ourselves to declare called God's mesengers or representa- that he is the angel of God, commissionlives on earth, subject to the same law ed for high and important purposes, of condemnation or acquittal ? The deci- though it is to be noted that the moral sion or judgment pronounced by the gos- qualities of the agent do not prevent pel, is no respecter of persons. Hence that epithet, being applied to hím, &c. Felix įrembled---Hence Pilate the re- &c." I reply that though some of my presentative or Angel of the Roman own publications are evidently, aliuded government, calling for water, declared to in these indirect charges, 'I do not his innocence of the blood of that right- wish to enter into any dispute upon the

In fact the administration subject, but only to acknowledge openly of the last or final judgment by Christ and without reserve that I do sincerely in person, must be given up entirely, believe that every one of the e sublime to understand the doctrinal'scriptures qualifications, do actually and bona fides aright; but to eoter into the prophetical apply to the potentate in question; for parts of the New and Old Testaments, as the act of judging the world is evi, almost all that is said of the day of judg- dently not confined to the person of ment, resurrection &c. in them, must be Christ, surely the inferior office of being understood as spoken of the nations, of his delegare on earth, to chastise the which such circumstances are predicted. offending nations, to prepare the way of This is peculiar to the book of the Re- the Lord, and make the paths straight, velations. These national judgments may be intrusted to his hasbinger-to are always attended by such calamities one endued with the spirit of Elijah, as wars, or revolutions. Then in the who among sovereigns, has done more prophetic dialect, God may be said to than all his predecessors, towards“ gurnhave a controversy with the nations, ing the hearts of the fathers to the childto plead with them, &c. While treate ren, and the hearts of the children to the ing on the subject, I am happy to find fathers;” by taking the reproach from your learned correspondent in p. 463, the Jews, and in a declaration - to his admit that the Revelations rciative to Protestant Dissenter, becoming the first the two witnesses, Chap. xi. 16, may sovereign upon carth, who has acknowbe quotca as scripture. I look upon the ledged *. that for religious toleration his reasoning powers of Mr. 'T. Belsham, subjects owed him no obligacion : that on this or any other controverted point, he did not wish men to think themselves as outweighing the critical objections of indebted to him because he had been half a dozen Michaelises. But even merely just; and that CONSCIENCE 19 Bishop Hurd, when treating of the pro- NOT WITHIN THE JURISDICTION OF phecies had, as far as concerned them HUMAN LAWS!". Now if this potentate only, pretty clearly established the posia had no other qualification to recommend

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him, his religious reformation alone Bible, I before hinted; and, I think, it would con titute him an eminent pre- must be clear to every man who attencursor of the promised glorious period. tively con-iders the matter, tout such rea• At the highest crisis of the apostacy, ding, if universal, could lead to notbing sbort when the great and gloomy fabric of of UNIVERSAL SCHISM, wbiib at present, superstition had been thrown down by is prevented only by the general want of a mighty ear hquake or revolution; wbut may be called study in reading it. when a combination of Kings and Em. Those, among e the mass of the people, perors was formed to re tore or pre- who read the Bible, read it because they serve the dogmas of the dark ages; are cold it is their duty so to do Have who, it may be asked has neen able to ing gone over the words, they think they abide the comirg of this Baptizer of the have done their duty, without troubling nations? Who has endured the appear- them .eives as to the sense. This is as ance of him who is like a purifying fire, evil, because they are apt to regard it as or: fu ler's soap, and who has also puri- a w rk of propitiation, and the effect is led the sons of Levi and purged them much about the same as that produced as gold and silver, that they might bring by the Roman Catholic's bidding of his off ring, to the Lord in righteousness; beads. The Bible is a book for learned bisand that the offerings, or worship of torians and propound bi ders to read. It is Judah and Jerusalem, should hence undeniably a bok of Mys eries, and is it, forth be plea ant unto the Lord, as in I ask any man who will speak sincerethe days of old ?

ly possible for those wbo can barely We have all read of a period when read "vords, to derive any real profit kings and queen should become the fos- from the perusal of such a book ? No, it is ser fathers and mothers of the Church from the exposition and application of of Israel, ani new we see it has arrived. the contents of the Bible, given by We see a power who is willing to afford learned men, or by others who make use them protection, and who if any refuse, of those exposit ons and applications that of still hanker after the bondage, the people in general are to profit : these ese sacred onions, and the flesh-pots of Egypt, positions and applications they will hear is able to coinpel then to come in also; at church, and for my part, I cannot pere but happily we shall find that where ex- ceive how the capacity of reading would wople prevail, there will be no occasion tend to make them either more attentive, aven for the semblance of perse ution.

or more docile.” I could here enlarge upon the manner Cobbett's W. P. R. Sept. 26, 1807, of this la t jud ment upon the nations, This is the cant of vulgar infidelity, of and shew how far the true worshippers all cant the most loath ome. There is of One Godhave contributed to, and coope. nothing disgraceful, no:hing that requires tated in his great work--but considering concealment, in our opinion, at least), your limits, I remain your's &c. in a man's withholding his a sent from

the Chustian story; but we cannot see €OBBETT,

without disgust and abhorrence, a maa Toe POOR, and the BIBLE. professing to receive the Bible and yet A notorious political journali-t, who avowing that he regards it as mysterious is distingui hed for the hardihood of his and incomprehensible, except to ibat learre as-estions and the fierceness of his paper ing which be is, ensur to hold in derision, assaults, has lately canvassed Mr. W bit- and denying that it is useful for the pare bread projected Poor Bill.” He denies po:e, for which it prefeses to be chicfly with the usual effrontery of the disciples of given, the instructing and comforting of the Windham o. Bull-baiting school, that the poor, in other words, ike mass of paenabling the poor to read would increase kind, and denying this, for the sake of their happiness, and maintains the brutal supporting the barbarising principle, that saaxim, that knowledge generates more knowledge does not conduce to happi. vice than virtue. In the course of his ness. Paine's deismu was manly; there paper he is led to nosiee the obvious ar- was indeed a generosity in it; it was gu ricot that a capability of reading associaced (falsely or not, it does not would make a poor man master of the matter) with the idea of Liberty; it Bible, and thereby promote his real com. was the opposite less of christian ty than fort. - is reply to it is as foliows:- of popery ; it was a disavowal of the

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