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Calcutta, a monthly Unitarian Magazine nas been established by the Rev. W. Adam and Rammohun Roy; the subscription for a chapel has increased to about 1100., and by this time, it is to be hoped, that the erection has actually commenced. Assistance is relied upon from the Unitarians of this country, and your Committee think that the time is fully arrived for such assistance to be rendered. The formation of a respectable congregation at Calcutta, which, they are fully convinced, would promptly ensue on the erection of a Chapel, would be a most propitious event for the Cause of genuine Christianity throughout the whole of British India. A considerable impression has been made upon the minds of intelligent Natives, and that without European agency. Truth is working her own triumphs; our chief task is to remove from her path the temporary impediments created by pecuniary difficulties.

In presenting this unvarnished statement of facts, your Committee cannot but feel that those facts are fully sufficient to evince the great utility of this Institution, and recommend it to the zealous support of the Unitarian public; to strengthen our hopes of the approaching prevalence of a more simple and liberal interpretation, that is to say, of a more correct interpretation of Christianity than has been, and is yet, commonly adopted; and to excite thankfulness to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ for the religious light which his Providence has shed abroad, and which is brightening into a glorious day of truth, charity, and righteousness.

Besides the usual Resolutions of thanks to the Treasurer, Deputy Treasurer, Secretary, Committee, Auditors, and Missionaries of the Society, the following were also passed.

That the Unitarian Society, the Unitarian Association, and the Christian Tract Society, be respectfully invited to unite with the Unitarian Fund in the appointment of a Committee for the purpose of ascertaining the expediency and practicability of forming a General Unitarian Association, which shall embrace all or many of the objects contemplated by those Institutions, together with any other objects the promotion of which may be deemed needful for the prosperity of the common Cause. And, That a special Committee be now appointed on the part of this Society for the above object, with power to proceed and report thereon to a General Meeting, with deputations of such of the above Societies as are disposed to accede thereto.

That the Rev. R. Aspland, R. Taylor, Esq., J. Christie, Esq., and the Rev. W. J. Fox, be a Deputation to carry the foregoing Resolution into effect, and that they be authorized to act as Members of the proposed Committee on behalf of the Unitarian Fund.

Of the Females a smaller proportion. Of the Boys, about one-half, of the Girls not quite one-fourth. A rigid moral discipline appears to be kept up. Three Members have been ejected for irregular conduct, one of whom attends divine service at the Chapel door, waiting the satisfaction of the Members as to his reformation, for re-admisssion.

That the Donation of £50 to the Unitarian Fund, by Mrs. Mary Hughes, of Bristol, be respectfully and gratefully acknowledged, as an additional service to the many which that Lady has already rendered to the Cause of undefiled Religion by the exercise of her talents, and the liberality of her benefactions.

That the thanks of this Meeting be given to the Rev. W. Adam, of Calcutta, and to William Roberts, of Madras, for their important services as the Missionaries of Unitarian Christianity in British India.

That this Meeting earnestly recommends to the Unitarian Public throughout the Country, to afford such prompt and efficient aid towards the erection of a Chapel at Calcutta as shall secure the attainment of that most desirable object.

The following gentlemen were elected into office for the year ensuing :

Treasurer,

JOHN CHRISTIE, Esq., 52, Mark Lane.

Deputy Treasurer,

THOMAS HORNBY, Esq., 31, Swithin's Lane, Lombard Street.

Secretary,

The Rev. W. J. FOX, Dalston.

Committee,

Messrs. J. CORDELL, Bishopsgate Street.
DAVID EATON, No. 187, High Holborn;
S. HART, Spitalfields.

J. FERNIE, Leadenhall Street.

G. SMALLFIELD, Homerton.

SOUTHWOOD SMITH, M. D., Trinity Square.

Rev. J. GILCHRIST, Newington Green.

R. TAYLOR, Shoe Lane.

J. WATSON, 56, Holborn Hill.

Auditors,

IVES HURRY, Esq.

Mr. R. SURRIDGE.

Collector,

Mr. J. M. EDNEY, 2, St. John's Street, Clerkenwell.

The Rev. CHARLES BERRY, of Leicester,

Will preach the next Anniversary Sermon.

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1823.

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Jan. 1. By Balance brought from last Year's Account "Donations from Individuals towards the £65 3 0 general Objects of the Institution "Ditto from Congregations and Fellowship Funds

"Annual Subscriptions

"Collection at Parliament Court Chapel, Anniversary, 1823

£277 6 8

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"Ditto from Congregations and Fellowship Funds for ditto

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DONATIONS, NEW ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTIONS,

&c.

Received since June 1823.

DONATIONS.

Mrs. Mary Hughes, Bristol, in addition to 1051. before given
Captain Jones, Swansea, as a Life Subscription

Mr. John Arnold, Aldersgate Street, ditto

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Robert Wainewright, Esq., Gray's Inn, for William Roberts
Ditto for the general purposes of the Fund, being a Seventh Sub-
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A Friend by the Rev. Russell Scott

Edgar Taylor, Esq., Temple, Life

Mr. Charles Ireland, Hart Street, Bloomsbury, ditto
Mr. James B. Gray, of Cape Town, by Captain Ross
Rev. S. W. Browne, Life Subscription

Jesse Middleton, Esq., St. Martin's Lane, ditto

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Elhanan Bicknell, Esq., Herne Hill, in addition to an Annual
Subscription of Two Guineas

Ebenezer Johnston, Jun., Esq., Bishopsgate Street, Second Sub-
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John Bowring, Esq., Hackney, ditto

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Mr. Payze, Cambridge Heath, ditto

Rev. S. C. Fripp, Bristol, per James Young, Esq., ditto

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Mr. Robert Surridge, Newgate Street, further Subscription for
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Thomas Hurry, Esq., Yarmouth, Life

H. E. Howse, Esq., Lyncomb, near Bath, in addition to 201. before given.

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A Friend by the Rev. J. Gilchrist, for Foreign Objects
Rev. Benjamin Evans, Stockton, per C. Richmond, Esq., a
Second Subscription

Mr. John Fox, Sheffield

£ s. d. 500

Mr. John Hayward, Brundon, for Madras, per Mr. Smallfield

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