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THE MEMORIAL. TO THE EDITOR OF THE PRINCIPALITY. C3 SIR,—I regret having signed a paper purporting to be a de- claration of certain gentlemen, who, it appears; were in favour tit merely secular education, firmly believing as I do that all education should be based on religion. I relied On the respectability of the names attached, and did not read the heading. You will be pleased to insert this in your paper for next week. Your obedient servant, Sealyham, Sept. 25th, 1848. WM. EDWARDES.
AUSTRALIAN EMIGRATION. TO THE EDITOR OF THE PRINCIPALITY. SIR,—Observing that you intend directing attontion to the subject of Australian emigration, I beg through you to address a numerous class of suitable emigrants whose atten- tion has hitherto been far too little turned to the matter—I mean drapers' and grocers' assistants and clerks the great Z" majority of them are of active bodily habits, and with a knowledge of general business if applied in another sphere would conduce greatly to their own comfort, health, and prosperity, and whose services would render them of no in considerable advantage in forming the institutions, &c., of 0 such a mighty colony as Cooksland is likely to become. The climate is so superior that delicate constitutions will be greatly improved, and the productions are so varied that all will be able to make a comfortable living. They need not fear the amount of bodily labour required to be undergone their present labours in an ill-ventilated shop or office de- prives them of the energy and vigour that the cultivation of bad would bestow, and the remuneration would soon far surpass the miserable pittance that they can earn in the crowded state of the labour market here. Let clubs of three young men subscribe half-a-erown each, and buy Dr. Lang's Cooksland. I am sure a careful perusal will satisfy many that their future prospects are very much in their own hands. By Dr. Lang's scheme £ 50 will give a free passage to two adults and the fee simple of forty acres of land. Now if we take four males with their wives as an example, pur- chasing four contiguous lots of forty acres each, erecting one house near the centre to serve for all for one or two years, the labour being concentrated on a portion of each farm, they would accomplish more than if acting separately, and yet would receive each the product of their own land, and have the benefit of each other's society. The matter may be stated thus:— Four lots of forty acres cost. E200 House 15 Food for 18 months 60 24 Sheep 6 Horse 15 4 Cow3 20 Pigs and Poultry 4 Agricultural Instruments, &c., say 80 £100 each, or total x-ioa From diligent inquiry it appears that the produce of about 2F acres would sufSoe for the food of two individuals,, for the 8 ten acres all that could be cultivated beyond that would hJ profit, tli3 produce of their own sheep, pigs, and poultry supplying the rest of their wants, there being neither rates, rents, nor taxes to pay. Now any one can see that far more than ten acres can be cultivated even the first year. There t I i., a fact worthy of note, that the Germans take out with them their own minister and schoolmaster; cannot Noncon- formists do likewise, go out together and to one locality ? Civil and religious liberty must fight its battles in the colo- nies as well as here, and the greater the degree of moral power in one point the better. Religion and education must hand in hand with worldly prosperity, else it is a curse instead of a blessing. I conclude by urging all who are struggling for a precarious existence to read the book and judge tor themselves. x yours rGSpectfully, Sept. 25, 1318. GuitTH.
TO- THE EDITOR OF THE PRINCIPALITY.
TO- THE EDITOR OF THE PRINCIPALITY. SIR,-It appears by the article in your paper of the 8th instant, under the heading termed Passing Comments," that the partisans of State Education were much delighted with the paragraph which appeared in the feigned Welshman 0 n, of the 11th ult. The correspondence alluded to was my own. I considered it my duty to contradict that most flagrant false- hood in the same periodical, as it was thought proper to give t ZD it utterance: but the three fourth strangled appearance of my correspondence iu the most possible obscure manner does not highly compliment the editor on the point at issue when e >mpared with the prominent situation held by the organised 1. t article in the same paper it is a plain evidence to me that he did not much relish a contradiction. How happy is the I' Government in her paws. It is. surprising that he did not suppress it altogether, but good reason why. My letter as far as I can charge my memory ran thus:— "EDUCATION IN WALES. "TO THE editor OF THE WELSHMAN. Under such an heading in your number for the 11th irstant (then August, a paragraph made its appearance which is very incorrect in its statements, and I am very glad to find that a part of them turn; been already contradicted by a rev. gentleman, and I bi-if to do the same respecting other places, viz., Lhnarth, Liangrauog and Llwynd ifydd. After m iking particular inqturies I have found that not even one of the committees of the said places hive ever signed any documents as an application for a grailt through ariv wouli-be reverend, or in any other way whatever, an;4 I very mu, h doubt that Troedyraur aId Givnarthen committees have ever done so. If any has, it must be Llandysil only. Your c >rres ruxid en t has coininited a doub te error concerning LLxngianog, hE the school-house in that locality is in connexion with the establishment, and it is not a very likely thing that they would apply for a grant through him (not a Dissenting minister). If h means the school-house by Capel Wig on the botdeis of the said parish, that is paid for (not supported) by voluntary contri- butions. Such blunders do not speak much in the favour of an agent. Truly that it is pleasing to record the progress of edu- cation iu the conntry: but very unpleasant to behold misrepre- sentations concerning the same." No one that is acquainted with the affairs of the school- houses iu the several localities referred to will hesitate to own that there has been a tampering with the golden bait when groping in the darkness on the first set out. But why? was it not through the instigation of a certain would-be functionary who held forth such alluring blossoms that he would not be able to furnish although backed by the civil purse. To what extremes the love of mammon will drive people As Mr. D. Dwies of Llandysil has taken upon him the vindication of the article in the Welshman, it is taken for granted that he knows something about the affair, therefore I challenge him to produce a single evidence in corroboration f his assertions that there has been any actual application for grant from any of the places intended in this contradiction. CttllETICDS.
normaTCO^ REPORT OF THE EDUCATION COMMITTEE. 'It will be in the recollection of the members and friends of this Institution, that the annual meeting held at Brecon, on the 22nd and 23rd of September last, passed the following resolu- tion, viz.:—" That subscriptions be immediately sought from the Welsh churches, to aid the donations of the Wesleyan Committee of Education, and the Congregational Board of Education, in the support of the school, and that means be adopted in the meantime to obtain the necessary funds to secure a proper building for the Normal School, which shall be vested in trustees selected from all denominations for the joint use of such denominations for ever, for the purposes of exclu- sively voluntary education of teachers." And that the" annual meeting at Llandovery on the 12th of January last, resolved,—" That the Welsh Normal School now located at Brecon be removed at the expiration of the present year to Swansea, and there supported and conducted in accord- ance with the resolution passed at Brecon, on the 23rd of Sep- tember last." Also, that the following gentlemen constitute the Agency Committee: Pontypool; Itev. S. G. Avery, Thomas Thomas, Neath; Rev. II. Griffiths, Brecon; Wm. Chambers,Revs. D. Rees, J. Spencer,Thomas Roberts, Llanelly Rev. E. Davies, Wm. Owen, Wm. Walters, Wm. Rees, Haver- fordwest; Revs. Wm. Jones, D. Evans, Wm. Howells, Jos. Pratten, Rich. Aubrey, H. Bath, W. H. Michael, A. Crosfield, Geo. G. Francis, Jas. M, Buckland, Swansea." By these resolutions the duties of your committee were defined, and in accepting the appointment you had, made-, it resolved.upon waving all individual differences of opinion on matters which had been long discussed and thus disposed of by yourselves, and on devoting its best energies to carry out your intentions, without travelling out of the province you had assigned to it, or exceeding the powers with which you had vested it. It held its first meeting on the 2nd of February, and ap- pointed the Rev. D.Evans and Mr. J. M. Buckland its joint secretaries. This meeting would have gladly added to the committee several well known friends to education in Swansea, but possessing no authority from you to take this step, it has reluctantly deferred such extension until the present occasion. The period was considered a desirable one for a general intima tion to all the churches in Wales (through their pastors), of the proposed removal of the Institution from Brecon to Swan- sea, and the effort about to be made at an early period, by means of deputations, to provide the funds required to accom- plish your objects. A circular letter containing this announce- ment was agreed upon, and directed -to, be- printed in Welsh and English. A committee was also formed to make prelimi- nary inquiries for a site suitable to the purposes of the intended building, consisting of Messrs. Crosfitld, Bath, and Buckland. At the same meeting Mr. E. Davies, the principal of the Brecon Normal School, was invited to continue his services after its removal, which invitation was subsequently accepted. 'From the fact that only ten members of your committee were residents in Swansea, and that one of that number had from his other engagements declined to take any active part; coupled with the desire felt by your committee to extend the interest and avail itself of all practicable assistance in its proceedings; it resolved to defray the travelling expenses of one of its mem- bers who might be able to, extend its meetings, where business of importance was to be transacted, from Haverfordwest, Llanelly, Brecon, Neath, and Pontypool respectively. The second meeting of the committee took place on the 1.5th of March, at which it was resolved to designate the Institution in future proceedings, The Normal College for Wales," and your committee, "The Executive Committee," as distinguished from the "Agency Committee" at Brecon. At this meeting Mr. Crosfield was unanimously appointed treasurer. The secretaries reported they had issued by post and parcels ad- dressed to ministers of all denominations in Wales, between two and three thousand of the circulars ordered to be distributed at the previous meeting and the site committee having strongly recommended a piece of land exceeding six acres, and situate a mile from the centre of the town, the recommendation was "'General Committee" as the gentleman appointed by them, in compliance with your instructions, to assist and attend the deputations and otherwise to promote your objects by travelling, affording in- formation, and soliciting contributions; and the lie vs. D. Rees, Win. Jones, and D. Evans, were requested to arrange with Mr. Roberts the plan of his proceedings, so that some part of Wales might be promptly visited. Your committee's third meeting was held on the 5th of April, at which a further report was submitted by the site com- mittee, when the price for the land having been considered moderate, and the situation highly eligible, it resolved upon authorising the negotiation to be closed by contracting for it at £957. The meeting deemed it advisable that a detailed state- ment should be prepared, showing the circumstances in which the Institution originated, the progress which it had made, the plan of its internal conduct, the extension now intended to be effected, the principles on which it was to be conducted, and the reasons for adopting Swansea as its future location; and the joint secretaries, assisted by the Rev. J. Pratten, were requested to prepare and submit a draft of it to your committee. The fourth meiti ig of your committee was held on the 10th of the same month, at which the above-named statement was submitted, approved, and ordered to be printed in English and Welsh, and to be generally circulated in Swansea forthwith, to prepare the way for Tiur committee's applications for contri- butions. A similar course was directed to be pursued in other towns preparatory to the visits of the agent or a deputation. On the 23th of the same month your committee held its fifth meeting, when it appeared that its secretaries had sent,t wo hundred and fifty copies of the above-named statement to different indi- viduals in or connected with Swansea, whose contributions it was intended to solicit. An application was received from the secretary of the Brecon Agency Committee" to. ascertain the views of the Executive Committee" on the desirableness of admitting other students then applying to be received into the Brecon Normal School, and the period for which they should be admitted; but your "Executive Committee" conceiving these questions did not at present come under the powers you deputed to it, expressed in reply its willingness to receive the entire number of Brecon students at the time the establish- ment was removed, without disarranging the term for which such students may have entered themselves as the suggested period of three years was not intended to be brought into ope- ration until applications were made for admission into the col- lege after its removal to Swansea. It having been also repre- sented that the finances of the Brecon school were so low as to render it probable the "Agency Committee" would be com- pelled to close the Institution without aid from your" Execu-" tive Committee," it was resolved to advance £ 30 to the commit- tee at Brecon, in anticipation of its expected income from sub- scriptions then promised but unpaid. At this meeting the secretaries reported that contributions had been promised from ,Swansea and its vicinity amounting to 1:395 since the circular statements had been issued. Your committee held its sixth meeting on the 17th of May, and the report of Mr. Roberts, the agent, announced that he had visited several places in which meetings had been held, contributions promised, and district committees formed, to ascertain. the assistance which might be calculated upon in their immediate neighbourhoods, and to report the accessions of contributors from time to time, to your "Executive Committee." In each case a corresponding secretary was appointed for the above purposes as well as to explain the object and principles of your Institution, and proceed with the list of contributors which your agJlt could only commence without being so long detained in one locality as to interfere with the progress of his duties in another. At this meeting a building committee was named, consisting of the members of the Site Committee," to which Mr. G. G. Frances was added. This committee was em- powered to advertise for designs, draw up the suggestions to be supplied to the architects who might reply to the advertisement, and £50 placed at its disposal for premiums. It was also stated by the secretaries that the local contributions promised had increased to £687 10s.1, and that the commencement of contri- butions in other places was £133 lis. Your committee's next and seventh meeting was held on the 12th of June, when the formation of several other district com- mittees in Pembrokeshire, in which your agent was assisted by the Rev. D. Evans, of Swansea, was announced. It also ap- peared that the building committee had received more than 100 applications for particulars from architects, in reply to their advertisement, and that the contributions promised from Swan- sea had further increased to £ 629 g., and from the district committees to. £ 287 12s. 6d. On the 27th of June your committee held its eighth meeting, at which several additional committees were reported as having been formed. This meeting determined upon securing suitable rooms for publicly exhibiting the designs which might be sent in by architects, pending the meetings of the British Associa- tion"; and on applying to the pastors of the different congrega- tions in Swansea, soliciting collections on behalf of the Institu- z, tion. It having been thought desirable to consult with the members of the "Breeon Agency Committee," and the "Gene- ral Committee," on the subject of removing the establishment from Brecon, and on the terms of the trust which should be submitted to the annual general meeting and it being ascer- tained that several members of each of the above committees would otherwise be in Swansea on the 9th of August; the secre- taries of the General Committee," and of your "Executive Committee," were instructed to apprise the members of each of the three committees of such intended united meeting and its objects. At this meeting the amount of promised contribu- tions from Swansea was £660, and that from various district committees 9310. The ninth meeting of your committee was held on the 2nd of August, when 39 sets of designs had been received from com- peting architects, which were referred to the building com- mittee. The Revs. Wm. Jones, Wm, Howells, J. Pratten, D. Evans, Edward Davies, J. G. Avery, and Henry Bath, Esq., were requested to meet at eleven o'clock in the morning of the 9 th, to arrange the business to be brought before the united three committees in the evening. The secretaries of the General Committee" had given its members public notice of such meet- ing, and the secretary of your "Executive Committee" did the same to those of your Executive Committee," and the Brecon Ap-ency Committee," by letter. The addition to the promised contributions at this meeting gave the total amount from Swan- sea as E682 19s., and that from district committees X702 17s. The united meeting of the three committees was held on the 9th of August; there being present, A. Crosfield, Rev. T. Roberts, W. H. Michael, Rev. Wm. Jones, Rev. Wm. Howells, and J. M. Buckland (members of your Executive Committee),, Rev. J. G. Avery, Rev. D. Rees, Rev. Edward Davies, Rev David Evans (also members of your Executive Committee, and the four secretaries of the General Committee), Mr. Mordecai Jones, Ivh. Evan Davies (members of the Brecon Agency Com- mittee), Rev. Evan Jones (member of the General Committee). Several other friends of the Institution attended the meeting and its adjournments. 0 The advertisement and notice convening this meeting having been read, it was considered that it possessed no power of en- larging your Executive Committee, or of moving or passing any resolutions relating to the constitution and, therefore, deter- mined on confining its proceedings to conversational suggestions on both these topics, in order that the views.of the majority present might be embodied in a tangible form for submission to your meeting. Such views having been expressed on seven or eight points under discussion, the united committees adjourned their meeting to the morning of the 10?th,. hoping to be then favoured with the attendance of the Secretary of the Brecon Agency Committee, whose arrival was expected on the 9th. ::> The adjourned meeting was held on the 10th, when several other provisions were "suggested, and reduced to writing as on the 9th, and as the Brecon Agency Secretary had arrived in the town, the meeting was again adjourned to the 11th; but he was unable to attend it from, indisposition. The following were the only resolutions passed by these meetings, VIZ. "That the premises at Brecon having been taken until the end of the present year, and the Brecon Agency Committee' having been only appointed by the general meeting till the 29th of September, this meeting request the favour of the Bre- con Agency Committee' to continue to act on behalf of the in- terests of the institution, as if its appointment had been co- extensive with the term of the premises." "That a general meeting be convened to be holden in Sep- tember next, for the election of the committees for the year 1849, &c." That the secretaries of the General Committee convene such meeting to be held at Carmarthen on Wednesday, Sept. 6th, at such time and place as they may arrange." The meeting again adjourned to the 11th, when the propriety of one or two provisions was the subject of conversation, with which its proceedings were terminated. Your Executive Committee has further to report that several meetings of the B uilding Committee have been held since the 2nd of August, and that many of the architectural designs sub- mitted to its consideration possessed so much merit as to render it exceedingly difficult to arrive at a decision. The course adopted was that of first rejecting such as were too costly or found defective in their internal arrangements, until the number was reduced to seven; and iryfajft ?iLeung§Dl&ioS?e ^rftisTf Association. The seven were subse- quently and carefully reduced to three, whose merits appeared so equal that the selection from them has been referred back by the Building Committee to your Executive Committee. For these three designs the architects' estimates amount re- spectively to £ 3,400, £3,500, and £3,560, at which they are prepared with contractors to undertake the buildings. Your committee cannot refrain from congratulating the meet- ing upon so large an amount of promised contributions as that which will appear appended to this Report in the short space of four months, considering that only one agent has been en- gaged during the period, with the occasional assistance of a deputation for a few weeks, chiefly in parts of Pembrokeshire and Cardiganshire. Several of the district committees have commenced their labours in the promotion of your object, and reported the results to the present time. It must be evident that a larger portion of the principality could not have been compassed since April by the means in operation, as your agent has on most occasions to hold public meetings, explain the ob- jects of your Institution, form district committees, and com- mence a list of contributors;, a course which can only be effected by spending a day or two in each place. More than three- fourths of Wales, geographically,—and a yet larger numerical proportion of its population,—remain to be visited whilst your committee has received moat encouraging prospects of and from Manchester, Liverpool, and other towns interested in the success of your intentions. In closing this detailed report of your committee's proceed- ings, it wiii be seen that it has on no occasion, in its official capacity, directed its attention to any other than the objects for which you appointed it viz., The funds, necessary to secure a proper building," and "the removal of the exisung Institution from Brecon to Swansea in both which it has adhered, without any exception, to the principles which had been adopted by yourselves, handed over to your committee as the basis of its operations, and accepted by it as the result of your deliberate decision, conveyed in the resolution of Septem- ber, 1847, and repeated in that by which it was appointed, in January last. The number of district committees now formed is 98, in 66 of which contributions have been commenced, resulting in the following promised amounts, to which accessions axe continu- ally announced by their secretaries £ s. d. From the county of Breccia 30 0 0 H Cardigan 302 111 Carmarthen 243 6 6 „ „ Glamorgan 787 8 6 „ j, Monmouth 87 9 0 „ Pembroke. 144 3 6 „ Er.Iaiid I. 24 4 0 Total £ 1,618 13 5 £ s. d. Amount of contributions paid 386 2 11 DISBURSEMENTS. I £ s. d. Postages 21 0 3 Stationery 0 12 4 RoomforCommittee. 2 4 0 Plan of land 0 4 6 Advertisements 3 0 6 Writing and copies of ground plan for architects 5 9 11 Carriage of architects'designs, 39 set, 7 8 5 Expenses in attending the rooms in which the designs were exhibited. 2 2 0 Travelling expenses of deputation and members of committee 37 16 10 Agent's salary, one quarter, to June 6th 37 10 0 Brecon Agency Committee 30 0 0 147 8 9 Balance in the hands of bankers and treasurer, in- cluding £4 17 3d. in secretaries' hands, on petty cash account 238 14 2 JE:386 2 11 After the appointment of the secretaries, they were deputed by the meeting to prepare the names of a committee to. be sub- mitted for election, with the understanding that the present members who had acted on the Executive Commttee should constitute a part of it for the ensuing year, their appointment at Llandovery and acceptance of the office having been for the express purpose of providing for the removal of the Insti- tution to Swansea, and their official capacity not expiring whils this object remained unaccomplished. The following gentlemen were subsequently unanimously chosen to form THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. Alexander, Geo. Aubrey, Richard Aubrey, Rev. T., Merthyr Avery, Rev. J. G., Neath Bagnall,, G. Carmarthen Bath, Henry, Swansea Bird, G., M.D., do. Bowen, S., Llanelly Buckland, J. M., Swansea Buckley, J., Llanelly Cawker, John, Swansea Chambers, Wm., Llanelly Chambers, Wm. jun., do. Colston, J. R., Swansea Crosfield, Aaron, do. Davies, Rev. D., Haverfordwest Davies, Rev. E., do. Dodd, Rev. Thos., Swansea Eaton, Robert, do. Eaton, H. K., do. Edmond, Wm., do. Edwards Edwards. Thos., Cardigan Evans, David, Cardiff Evans, Rev. David, Swansea Francis, G. G., F.S.A., do. Howells, Rev. Wm., do. Hughes, Rev. J. S., do. G. P., do. Jacob, Rev. Elijah, do. Jenkins, Rev. I., Carmarthen Jones, Rev. W., Swansea Jones, Rev. T., Carmarthen Jones, llev. II. W' do. Jones, Rev. W., Cardiff John, Philip, Newport f Knight, H., Swansea j I Lean, Henry, Neath < Lewis, John, Swansea Lloyd, John, Dinas, Brecon 1 Lucas, M.D., do. 1 Matthews, John, Aberystwith I Michael, W. H., Swansea Morgan, Rev. A., Carmarthen Morgan, Rev. W., do. Morris, W., Neath Morris, Rev. Wr., St. David's Nevill, C. AV., Llanelly Owen, Wm., Haverfordwest Phillips, T., Swansea Phillips, W. W., Pontypool Pratten, Rev. J., Swansea Price, J., Neath" Redwood, Isaac, dd. Rees, W., Haverfordwest Rees, Rev. D., Llanelly Rees, Jonathan, Neath Rees, D. H., Swansea Richardson, John, do. Roberts, Rev. T., Llanelly Rosser, W., Swansea Rutter, J., do. Spencer, Rev. J., Llanelly Sturge, Joseph, Birmingham Thomas, Geo., Bristol Thomas, Rev. T., Pontypool Voss, Wm., Gower Walters, W., Haverfordwest Walters, David, Swansea; Watkins, Rev. E,, do. Williams, Rev. G., do. VvTiliiams, Ebenezer, St. David's
TO III OXMONGJ2Ji&BXJSINBS8 TO BE SOLD; THE STOCK and GOODWILL of the IRONMONGERY BUSINESS, carried on at Cardiff, Glamorganshire, by the, late Mr. Job James (who is recently deceased) to bp disposed of. The stock to be taken at a valuation. The coming-in will be about £ 1,500; The stock may be paid for at three, six, and nine months, but unexceptionable security will be required. The late proprietor carried on a very thriving and lucrative trade. To. view the stock, call at tIw late Mr. Job James's shop, Angel- street, Cardiff; and for further particulars, apply to Mrs. Job James, King's Castle, Cardiff. TO ADVERTISERS. The large and increasing Circulation of the PitiNCIPALTTY renders it a most advantageous medium for Advertisements of all descriptions. The terms are moderate:—six lines and: under, five shillings; and fourpence for each additional line. A considerable- reduction is made on Advertisements repeatedly inserted. lIE LARGEST CIRCULATION IN WALES.
TO AUTHORS. Books, pamphlets, and periodicals for review, may be left at Longman and Co., Paternoster-row, London, addressed to the Editor, care of Mr. W. Bird, Cardiff.
RELIGIOUS FRAUD. TO THE EDITOR OF THE PRINCIPALITY. SIR, A report has gone round the London and provincial papers of one John Phillips alias John Harris, who has been representing himself as a Baptist minister from Wales, and as such collected large sums from benevolent persons towards a chapel case i* Carnarvonshire (as he represented it). But, fiading some prevarications in his statements, he was taken up on suspicion of being an impostor, and com- mitted to Newgate to await his trial. His trial came off last Saturday he pleaded guilty, and was consequently sen- tenced to be imprisoned for twelve months, and kept to hard labour. The judge remarked that had he attempted to defend himself, his sentence would have been transportation for seven years. Now, Mr. Editor, in exoneration of the Baptist denomi- nation, I beg leave to deny his ever having been in con- nexion with that body. It is sufficient for every denomina- tion to bear its own disgrace, without being burdened wiui that of such "wolves in sheep's* clothing as this fellow. His real name is Isaac Harris (or I believe Isaac Hard- ing Harris), who some years ago held the pastorate of the Independent Church, at Mynyddbacli, near Swansea. In my humble opinion it is full time to give up the old system of collecting for chapels, &c. It is a system which has ever been fraught with mischief, and fostering the most fraudulent practices. I am, sir, yours, &c., WM. OWEN, Editor of Bedijddiwr. Sept. 28, 1848.
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TO COLLHESPONDENTS. It i& our invariable rule not to insert any communication without possessing in confidence the real name of the writer. Miss W." Your order will be attended to. Tudur Aled." Next week. "A Subscriber." We certainly hold the. opinion we have ex- pressed, and think it founded on the New Testament; though our holding it was not the exact reason why the exploits of Lieut. Ed- wardes were not published. We wo-ll jAes^oj^cJirisiiatuiy. T. P., Hay." Your request shall be attended to. E. R." We used the term state. education in the sense it, had been employed by the writer. Of course, a purely secular and entirely God-banishing system conducted by the State would not necessarily encroach on religious freedom, though we never ex- pect to see such a system. "■RISGIUM DONTJM." — TO THE EDITOJI OF THE PlUXClrAIJTY. DEAR SHI,—'Hearing that many poor ministers like myself are suspected to be recipients of the Regium Domun, and who are entirely guiltless, I beg most humbly to inquire of you, could not some means be adopted to obtain, and have a list of their names in your paper, so. that it may be known who they are. I am, dear sir, yours respectfully, G. JONES, Newbridge.—[We are sorry to inform Mr..Jones that the names have been refused over and over again by the trustees and by the Parliament as- well. It is hard that a meritorious person like himself is sus- pected, but unfortunately so long as the names are withheld from the public, there is no remedy, unless all ministers who do not receive the grant would sign and publish a declaration to- that effect.—ED.]
TO THE WELSH PEOPLE.
TO THE WELSH PEOPLE. FELLOW COUNTRYMEN, DURING the last six m,onths I have had the honour of conducting the PRINCIPALITY. With this number the arduous and honourable trust passes from my hands, and my feeble services on the behalf of the nationality, literature, language, and religion of our common country will cease to a considerable extent. This cession arises from no inclination of my own, but from circumstances over which I have no control. I am deeply sensible of the importance of the po- sition which I occupied, and count it no small privilege that I have had such ample opportunities to influence your minds during an eventful period in the history of our father- land. I have faithfully endeavoured to render the paper worthy of the country whose name it bears, and of the great religious community whose principles it professes to repre- sent. Inexperienced as I was in the management of a public journal, and being constantly afflicted by ill health, I think I may venture to appeal to the columns, of the paper for the last six months for evidence that I have not laboured en- tirely in vain. Much which I wished to accomplish has not been attempted or very imperfectly done. But something has been done for the creation and formation of public opinion in the land of our birth. It will be among the happiest recollections of my eventful life that I have had to labour with you to disprove the calumnies so industriously heaped upon us by interested and misinformed parties, and in the great struggle for Fit EE and unfettered education. To all .those kind and indulgent friends who have been pleased to express their approval of my labours, I beg to, return my sincere thanks. To others, who have opposed me and did what they could to prejudice the public by misrepre- sentations, many of them undoubtedly arising from misap- prehensions, preconceived opinions, and personal hostility, I am perfectly willing to give credit for sincerity and have, only to express mv hope that they may live sufficiently long to be convinced that State Education will prove a curse to every country where it may be introduced. I rejoice t9 think that the meeting at Carmarthen has conclusively de- monstrated that the views which I have advocated are the views of the great majority of the Welsh Dissenters. Per- severe in the good work which you have begun, think it no sin to love our nation, admire our language, and magnify our religion, and you will ultimately find your reward in national improvements, cultivated literature, elevated mo- rality, and undefiled religion. In" regard to the PRINCIPALITY, it will continue to enjoy my best wishes; and as I was the first to subscribe for it, it will afford me the sincerc-st pleasure to continue my hum- j
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Normal College will be unsectarian ? I should wish this ques- tion to be deafly answered, not only for my own satisfaction, but for that of other Unitarians who have subscribed. We do not grudge our subscriptions for any useful purpose what- ever bit we wish to know what we are subscribing for. I am, sir, your's truly, Carmarthen, Sept. 23rd, 1848. SAMUEL DAVISON.