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VOLUNTEERS FOR THE WAR.

NATAL CONGREGATIONALISTS AND…

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NATAL CONGREGATIONALISTS AND THE WAR. Congregationalists and Free Protestants here, wao are opposing the war, will doubtless be in-. terested to learn that the following memorial has been received in London by this week's mail from the Natal Congregational Union To the Congregational Union of England and Wales: 11 Dear Brethren,—Believing that every expres- sion of intelligent Christian conviction bearing upon the great struggle now going on in South Africa will help in some measure to enlighten pub- lic opinibn at home, the Natal Congregational Union desire to express, through their Executive, the following deliberate views and convictions 1. As Christians they deeply deplore the present war, bringing with it the invasion of the Colony of Natal, with looting and plundering of hundreds of homes in towns, villages, and farm- steads. The authentic reports which they hear on this matter from scores of friends fwho have been ruined are simply heartrending. And yet, humanely speaking, the conflict was inevitable. The war now raging has long been premeditated and prepared for by the Boers, with a view to military and political dominion over the whole of South Africa, and the plea of fighting for indepen- dence has been but a blmd to hide the real aim of the enormous military preparations of the Re- publics, which commenced years before the dis- astrous Jameson Raid. "2. They desire to impress uooa their fellow- Christians in England that the Boer ideal of govern- ment is a military oligarchy, the power being ex- clusively in Dutch haods; while the British ideal is based upon the equality of all white men and the humane and just treatment of the native races and they believe that this is only to be realised by the complete success of the British arms, aDd that in British administration lies the only hope ofunitinc the various States of South Africa, and of the per- manent peace and prosperity of the whole country. For this great end large numbers of the Colonists of Natal, very many of whom belong to the Church- es and Sunday Schools of the Union, are now fight- ing at the front. 3. They hold that when the settlement comes, there should be no longer two Republics in the heart of South Africa forming a focus of intrigue and secret p-eparaoion for another trial of strength against Brit'sh supremacy when Great Britain may have her bands tied in some other part of the worid. They deem it of vital and transcedent importance that government on British lines, should be established in every state in South Africa under one flag as in Canada and Australia. They must trust that this statement of the views and convictions of the Natal Congregational Union will command your sympathy, and that you will unite with them in prayer that this terrible struggle may soon be brought to an end, and that the fruits of it will be peace, prosperity, and freedom from the Cape to the Zambesi.-Signed on behalf of the Ex- ecative Committee. W. H. Mann, Chairman."

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