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occurs in the use of the phrase "to make atonement,” which may well be mentioned, as affording a clue to the proper sense, and shewing how far such language can be correctly expressive of a Christian doctrine. It occurs in chap. xvi, 33-" And he,” the priest, "shall make an atonement for the holy sanctuary, and he shall make an atonement for the tabernacle of the congregation, and for the
Here, Sir, I shall close. It was not my intention to commence a controversy with the gentleman whose use of the word atonement, whether "usual" or not, seemed to me objectionable; and I retain precisely the same conviction of its inapplicability to the Christian doctrine of the death of Christ. This was really the amount of my argument. The points which I have now omitted seem to me of inferior consequence, the introduction of which would only tend to an inconvenient extension of the present letter.
LIST OF UNITARIAN CLERGYMEN.
[REV. B. MARDON annexed to his Letter to the Hon. and Rev. B. W. Noel a "List of Clergymen of the Established Church of England, whose careful conscientious study of the Sacred Oracles conducted them to Unitarianism." That list is here inserted, with several additional names which he has since met with.]
REV. DANIEL WHITBY, D.D., Chanter of the Church of Sarum
Rev. William Whiston, M.A., some time Professor of the Mathematics in the University of Cambridge
Rev. Samuel Clarke, D.D., Rector of St. James's, Westminster
Rev. Benjamin Hoadley*, D.D., Bishop of Winchester
Rev. W. Hopkins, Vicar of Bolney, and Master of the
*See Lindsey's Historical View of Unitarian Worship, p. 396.
Rev. Henry Taylor, Vicar of Portsmouth, author of "The Apology of Benjamin Ben Mordecai," &c.
Rev. William Robertson, D.D., Rector of Ravelly and Kilravels, Ireland
Rev. Edmund Law, D.D., Bishop of Carlisle
Rev. Edmund Evanson, M.A., Emanuel College, Vicar of Tewksbury
Rev. Theophilus Lindsey, M.A., Vicar of Catterick
Rev. John Jebb, M.D., F.R.S., Rector of Homersfield, and Vicar of Flixon
Rev. William Manning, Rector of Diss, Norfolk
Rev. William Chambers, D.D., Rector of Achurch, near Oundle, Northamptonshire, formerly of St. John's College, Cambridge, with Mr. Lindsey*
Rev. John Disney, D.D., F.S.A., Vicar of Swinderby
Rev. J. Jackson, B.A.. refused M.A. by the University on account of his Anti-Trinitarianism
Rev. Arthur Ashley Sykes, D.D., Rector of Panton, and Vicar of Swinderby
Rev. John Jortin, D.D., Rector of St. Dunstan's in the East
Rev. Gilbert Wakefield, B.A., Fellow of Jesus College
Charlesworth, Ossington, Nottinghamshire Rev. Nathaniel Bristed‡, M.A., Rector of St. Ann's, Lewes, and of Slaugham, Sussex
Rev. Benjamin Dawson, LL.D., Burgh, Suffolk
Rev. Charles Toogoods, Curate of Ashill
* See Belsham's Memoirs, p. 85. M. R. ix, 28.
+ See M. R. viii, 347.
§ M. R. 1818, 572.
Rev. Theophilus Houlbrooke, LL.B., F.R.S.
Rev. William Newcome, D.D., Archbishop of Armagh Rev. Francis Stone, M.A., F.S.A., Rector of Cold Norton, Essex
Rev. E. Harries, Cambridge, Shrewsbury
Rev. Thomas Fishe Palmer, S.T.B., Fellow of Queen's College, Cambridge
Rev. Theophilus Browne, Fellow and Tutor of Peter House Rev. James Lambert, M.A., Senior Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge
Rev. Robert Edward Garnham, M.A., Fellow of Trinity College; Master of the Free Grammar School, Bury; and Rector of Nowton and Hargrave, Suffolk
Rev. Stephen Weaver Browne, B.A., Pembroke College, Cambridge
Rev. John Hammond, Fellow of Queen's College
Rev. Christopher Wyvill, LL.B., Queen's College
Rev. S. C. Fripp, B.A., Queen's College, Cambridge
RISE AND DESIGN OF THE GENERAL BAPTIST FUND.
In the year 1726, several Congregations of PROTESTant Dissenters, distinguished by the name of GENERAL BAPTISTS, resident in London, associated with a design of forming and establishing a permanent FUND for the purpose of giving Books and proper Education to young men of promising abilities for the Ministry, and for the better support of their necessitous Ministers.
The plan on which they proceeded, was, to raise a capital by voluntary gifts and subscriptions, and by yearly collections made in the churches.
This design has been prosecuted ever since to the present year; and with such success, that the Society has been enabled to educate several young men who have proved a credit to their profession, and has every year assisted a considerable number of useful and worthy
Ministers (whose congregations were not able sufficiently to provide for them) in various parts of England; but for want of a larger fund, the Society has not been able to relieve the proper objects of it to the extent of its wishes.
The Managers receive every year contributions from some of the congregations in different parts of the country, but cannot help lamenting that the fund has no aid at all from some churches, and from many individuals in country situations, who, they apprehend, must be able to encourage a charity so necessary and so beneficial to those who labour in the Christian vineyard. And the Managers beg to add, that so numerous and so pressing have been the applications for assistance, that, for some years past, the sums granted to the applicants have necessarily been reduced.
The Managers, for the guidance of other charitably disposed friends to the General Baptist Cause, avail themselves of this opportunity to give the following legal Form of a Legacy to the Fund :
LEGACY TO THE TREASURER, FOR THE TIME BEING, OF THE GENERAL BAPTIST FUND.
I give and bequeath the sum of £ to be raised by my Executors out of my personal estate (not chattels real), and to be the primary charge thereon, and to be paid to the Treasurer, for the time being*, of the Fund established in London, about the year 1726, for the relief of General Baptist Ministers, and commonly called The General Baptist Fund, whose receipt shall be a sufficient discharge to my Executors for the same; to be by the said Treasurer and the Managers laid out and invested in the public funds, upon trust,-to apply the interest and dividends thereof, as the same shall from time to time be received, to the several uses and purposes to which the income of The General Baptist Fund is, by the said Managers, usually applied.
The present Treasurer is John Evans, Esq. 3, Lincoln's Inn New Square.
June 12, at Cranbrook, aged 78, Mr. Joseph Dobell. [We must refer our readers for a full and interesting account of the deceased to the Christian Reformer for August 1839.-ED.]
August 28th, Rev. Thomas Sadler, of Horsham, aged 62. Our deceased friend was born at Ditchling, the 9th of May, 1777. The early part of his life was chiefly employed in agricultural pursuits. Destitute of the ordinary opportunities of obtaining education, he yet evinced great fondness for learning; and is known to have "pinned the Greek alphabet to his sleeve," that he might perform his work and improve his mind at the same time. When he had, chiefly through his own industrious use of the means of "self-culture," become somewhat instructed himself, he opened an evening school, in which he was accustomed to teach when the labour of the day was finished. In the year 1798, by the recommendation of some kind friends, he was admitted into the General Baptist Academy, then under the care of Dr. Evans, at which he spent two years. There can be no doubt, with such a fondness for useful knowledge as he evidently possessed, that he would diligently avail himself of all the means of instruction within his reach. We remember to have heard him refer to some of the discussions in which he was engaged at this seminary. When the "high questions" of liberty and necessity came under their review, Mr. Sadler, with a talented fellow-student still living, defended philosophical necessity, which it is presumed was there the heretical side. It was at this time also that he was favoured with the acquaintance of Mr. and Mrs. Barbauld, for whose ingenious converse he was by his natural gifts not unfitted, and at a late period of life he spoke with great delight of the pleasure which he enjoyed in their company. Upon leaving the roof of Dr. Evans (for whom he always entertained great respect), Mr. Sadler settled as assistant preacher, at Horsham, to the Rev. John Dendy, whose daughter Mr. S. afterwards married, being the pastor. For several years he preached once a fortnight also at Billingshurst. In the year 1814, on the death of Mr.