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Proceedings of the Committee of Ministers of the Three Denominations,

resident in and about London. In accomplishing the important oh. addressed the assembly. At Berwick jects contided to them by ihe General and Sheeruess, Meetings have been likeBudy, the Committee of Dissenting Mi.. wise held; and at Edinburgh and other nisters of London, have had to encounter places, they bave been summoned. unexperted opposition from various quar- The propriety of these continued and ters, and especially from certain Journal. extended exertions, is confirmed by the inists, who have attempted to invalidate the formation which the Committee are cob. statements that have been published, and stanıly receiving, and which convinces to unisrepresent the motives by which the them that the disposition to persecute is Committee have been actuated in the more general and systematic than many whole of their proceedings.

persons have supposed. With undiminished Zeal, and While the storio has raged with signal, daunted by the clamour of their op. but unexhausted violence in the Departponents, they have, however, perse- ment of the Gard, containing 322,000 in. vred in the plain path of duty; and babitants, a portentous gloom has over. they now record with pleasure and grati. spread the Reformed Churches in genetude, the support and approbation they ral; and in towns far distant froin the have received from a very large portion south, the sound of vengeance has been of their enlightened countryinen, and par- heard, and the most offensive treatment tionlarly from those with whom they are has been experienced, by the Professors more immediately connected,-the Dis- and Ministers of the Protestant Religion. senters of various denominations.

« On the 12th of November last, og In addition to the Congregational Col. the assurance given to the pastors of the lectivos which bave already been con. Reformed Church, that they might re. tributed, the Committee have information open their Temples, which had been of many others which are in progress, to shut about five months, that they had a considerable amount; while public nothing to fear, and that all necessary meetings have been held and subscriptions measures were taken for their security, comienced in several of the largest cities they determined to open the smallest of and towns of the Kingdom.

their Temples ; but scarcely were they The eloquent, liberal, and Christian assembled, when a great multitnde of appeals, which have been addressed to men and women, armvel with stones and assetpbled multitudes, and reported by sticks, and other weapons, began to the press, canoot but intimidate perse- menace them, and to pour forth against cutors abroad, and excite benevolence at them the most liorrible imprecations, home: nor will they be less beneficial in The faithful assembly dispersed, and ditfusing those sentiments, which the ig- even as they retired they were so overnorant ought to learn, -- the instructed whelmed with insults and blows, that should never forget,---and all should fre- many are since dead. The assassins enquently hear.

-tered in a crowd into the sanctuary, turnAc Rull, the Rev. Messrs. Bromley ed out everything they could find, tore and Dykes, Clergymen, and the Rev. in pieces the Bible and prayer-books,&c. Mr. Birt, and Dr. Alderson, Mr. Sykes, Tliey went with tull intention to masand others of the dissenting body, took sacre the pastors, who were expecting a distinguished part in the discussions of certain death, when eight officers sur. the day.

rounded them wiilt drawn sabres, to At Newcastle, the proceedings were repel the attacks of the murderers': conducted by the Rev. Messrs. Turner, they escorted them into their houses, Pringle, Melndoe, Clarke, Syme, and but not without having heard a thousand Pengilly; and also by Mr. Alderman times, these barbarous words, Kill, Reed, James Losh, and Joseph Clark, kill, these chiefs of Brigunds !During Esqrs.

this tumult, General le Gard arrived At Glasgow, the Rev. Drs. Dick and with some troops : he began to employ Mitchell, and the Rev. Messrs. G. Ewing, his torce to disperse the traitors, when R. Brodie, and J. Carment, were the a soldier of the national guard fired imprincipal speakers.

mediately at him. The assassin escaped, At Gosport, the Rev. James Collins, and has not yet been discovered." of the Established Church, and Messrs. After the altark on the Royal General Minchin, B. Goodeve, Cruickshank, J. Le Garde, a Royal Proclamation was Beasley, and J. Hoskins, displayed equal issued against the assassin and his abet. zeal and ability.

tors, and soldiers were quartered upon the At Plymouth, the Rev. Messrs. Wør. inhabitants till he should be surrendered gles and H. Mends, with Messrs. Prance, to justice. That the intentions of the lead Collier, &e. submitted Resoiations, and of the Government must bave been per.



Terted is however, evident; for the assas. from Uzes, near Nismes, of the 10th of
sia has not yet been arrested, and the December :-
soldiers who, by a Royal Ordonnance of ' 'The chief persons of the Protestant
the 10th jost, were removed from Nismes, families have fled from their habitations,
were quartered during their stay in that which had considerably suffered. Qar
city, principally, if not solely, on the church is now in the most deplorable con-
Protestant inhabitants. The weight of dition: no public worship is celebrated.
the extraordinary contributions, by the Ministers of our persuasion at Paris, who
most partial and arbitary exactions, has are so near Governıncat, forget not your
been also made to fall on the Protestants, brethreo of the South !-We have lost
though equally protected and assessed M. Ricourt, President of the Consistory.
by the Charter promulgated by the King. The late events have hustened his end;--he
Thus out of 940 thousand francs, the con- had been obliged to desert first his house
. tingeot of the Gard, 600 thousand were in town, and then tbat in the couniry:
Jaid on the Protestants, 200 thousand on the latter has been pillaged.'
the Jews, 140 thousand only on the Ca. From Uzes, same date :--
tboliçs ; though these last form nearly • B-informs us, that his son set.
the two-thirds of the population of the tled at Arpaillargues, near Uzes, after
department. The Marquis de Calvieres, having fied,' and wandered in the woods
- a Catholic gentleman, enjoying a landed for two months, has been arrested, and
estate of 60,000 livres a year, is assessed conducted into the prison of Uzes, where
at 600 livres; while M. Brosse de Pier. he still remains. A great many other
don, a Protestant, whose income amounts Protestants continue in the same predica-
to about 10,000 livres, has paid within ment.'
this last year the sum of 15,000 livres to- The efforts of the people, and the press
wards those contributions.

of this country, aided by the additional The following facts, on which full re. energy of the French Government, caused liance may be placed, will prove that in the temples at Nismes to be opened, by the order of time, up to the date of our order of the authorities of that city, on latest accounts, the Protestants have been the 21st December ; but it was necessary the victims of bigotry and persecution. to the possession of this boon, that the

'In conseqaence of the King's Ordon. Protestants should comply with terms bance of the 21st November, which was directly contrary to the spirit of the promulgated at Nismes on the 29th, seve- Constitutional Charter. The following ral of the murderers of the Protestants is the Notice of the Mayor, so remarkable and depredators of their property, were that it is worthy of a careful perusal. It taken into custody ; but on the 6th of acknowledges that Europe accuses the December they were all set at liberty. Catholics of great crimes, it endeavours On the 7th they spread over the neigh- to charge them on a few women and bouring country. A party of them re- childı en, and it acknowledges that the paired to the house of a Monsieur Pey- worship of the Protestants is to be resumron, a rich farmer at Brossan, who, from ed, less as a consequeoce of the Royal authe beginning of the persecutions, had thority, than the result of a negociation been greatly exposed to the fury of the pacifying to the Catholics :fanatics : not finding him, they command.

NOTICE ed his three sons either to give up the father, or pay a sum of 50,000 livres. To the Inhabitants of the City of Nismes. As the young men could not comply with

Nismes, December 19, 1815. either demand, they were dreadfully

'The laws of the realm and the will beaten by these villains (one of them of the King, secure the exercise of the being left for dead) and both house and Protestant worship. I tell you so,-1, farm were pillaged.

who am your Magistrate, your Mayor 'On the sa:ve day, another party, of I, who have surely some claims to your the same description, wot to a country confidence. The Protestant Churches house inhabited by three respectable old will be opened on Thursday next; and men, brothers. After havinz offered them that day will prove to the King, to every indignity that fanaticism could sug France, and to Europe, who are our acgest, they proceeded to acts of violence. cusers, that the blindness of a few women Upon these unfortunate men atteinpring and chituren is not the crime of the city to rerist, they were insiantly charged with of Nismes, which has distinguished itself rebellion to the King; and, upon this on so many occasions, and even recently, prelepce, srized, and carried by these by its tidelity and devotion to the King. fanatics before the King's Attorney Ge- Fomen, who are blinded by your Deral; wlo, indignant at the outrage, Zeal, and perhaps, excited by your enerefused to commit them. They were then mies, you will not once more ruin your dragged before the Prefect, who ordered city, and gratify hy your errors the enethem to prison, par mesure de suretè, mies of the royal cause.. which was iminediately.executed, amid ham assured, and for that reason I shouts of l'ive le Roi !"

have, a pleasare in informing you, that The following is at Extract of a Letter conferences are opened, and nearly ter.

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