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To the Edifoi-s of the J\'orth (Yales Gazette. GENTLEIKKX, After an a IlcBLi ve pcnBal oft he n csolutions. respectively publisbedby the Bangor and Car- narvon Meetings on the subject of their inten- ded charitable Institutions, 1 can not but think, that the Gentlemen of Bangor have not been treated with that perfect candour, which tiieir general characters as well as their parti- cular.exertions at this time appear to deserve. In their wish to establish a Dispensary I can tee nothing, which should call forth any well ^rouudeddi&pleasure. They, ill common with othert, have a right surely to form find to carry into effect any plan, not infringing upon the law of the land, which may appear to them, locally or generally useful. This prin- ciple is so obvjous and this right so inherent that they could hardly deem it necessary ei- ther to assert or justify it; and still less could they expect, that the association of a number of respectable Gentlemen for purposes of cha- rity and benevolence, could be viewed with jealousy, or received with dissatisfaction. They might presume indeed, without being I' unreasonable in their expectations, to look J for the concurrence and support of all, who were actuated by the same sentiments, and resided within the sphere that their plan was calculated to embrace and they might hope for the approbation of those, whose distance precluded them from partaking of its benefits oi- establishment. To the surprise of every impartial person 'this how- ever has Hot been the case and an attempt, which their friends must be allowed to lament, has been made to place their conduct in' sit: unfavourably point of view before an enlight- ened public. tl jmtiçeto them. Mr. Editor, I beg leave through the medium of your pa- per, to offer the following â¢staiciiicnt to gene- ral consideratioH. It must be acknowledged, (and in my opi- I nion they need not be ashamed of the ae- knowledgment) that the first moving principle which actuated them. on this occasion, was a feeling of loyalty.. Assembled on the ever memorable 25th of October, to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the accession of a Mo- narch, whose puWicand private virtues' have been for so long a period, no the j ruent than the safeguard of his dominions, il was naturally the first wish of their hearts to adopt some plan, which might afford â i _i- manent commemoration of that au»s r day. It could not 1,jt a ject, that they should erect some h s monument of their attachment, t regard and veneration for a King, Fho !I¡1S reigned for so many years, not tueerK over the persons but in the hearis Of his su.V J*. And it did not require any lengthened tonsi- 'leration to ascertain, what would he the most acceptable testimony of regard to one,- whose tf'hoje life has been "distinguished by wlid acts of extensive benevoleuec. If, was at once obvious, thatsome institution, which â diouhi be; founded in chariiy, would be mos" aptly dedicated to a character so eminent for that christian virtue. Nor was the idea of a Dispensary any thing very novel, or such as could lay great claim to originality of con- ception. Dispensaries have been long csta- blished iu most towns in England: and the recent establishment of one at Denbigh could not fail to bring the subject under the notice of other parts of the Principality. The idea was certainly not new at Bangor for it had been suggested to two by the Lord Bishop of SL Asaph some time before his Lordship's removal from this See. They had therefore no reson to .apprehend, that in adopting this idea, they were appropriating to themselves any thing, to which a pri- or claim could have existed elsewhere.-â A dispensary appeared tothemevery way sui- I ted to answer the twofold end they had in view offering at once a permanent testimony of their loyalty, and diffusing, as extensively as their means seemed to afford, the blessings of me- dical assistance, On this therefore they resol- ved. Nor could they, I think, be aware, that any objection would be made to Bangor in regard to its local circumstances. They might conce:ve indeed, as has been already stated, that they had a right to establish any beneficial Institution they pleased without being' obnox- ious to the unfriendly interference of any man or set of men whatever. But when they looked around the-m, the situation of Bangor-would appear the last part of their plan likely to be objected to. As to a ready conveyance to all points of that distance, to which the effects of a Dispensary can possibly extend, no place certainly in this County, perhaps no place in the Principality can boast of such numerous facilities. To Anglesey it is at all times the safest and the readiest, and at some times the only practicable passage. And they certainly could not bring themselves lo think, that this City was entirely destitute of proper persons to superintend an Institution of this nature. It is an error of no small magnitude to sup- pose, that medical men alone are fit to have the management of Infirmaries and Dispensa- ries. In fact the reverse is generally the case, as they are not sufficiently separated from the Institutions themselves. Their advice and as- sistance is invaluable and indispensible but the superintendanee will be more profitably placed in other hands. And I think it must at least be allowed, that Bangor does afford Gentlemen of character and education, suffi- ciently independent in principle, who are both able aud willing to attend with vigilance, and to regulate with effect, such an establishment as they have proposed. For my own part 1 most cordially wish them the success, which, 1 think, their loyalty and benevolence deserve and I do hope, that they will not be intimidated, by any opposition they may meet with, from proceeding in the good cause they; have undertaken, with una- bated zeal and steady perseverance. bun, Sir, Your Humble Servant. X. y 1809.

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