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till he hath "put all enemies under his lence; but we cannot, consistently with feet. The last enemy that shall be des our views, shrink from notice and hide stroyed is death. And when all things ourselves in a corner. We raise, in shall be subdued unto him, then also shall humble gratitude and hope, this build the Son himself be subject unto him that ing, sacred to the one God, the God and put all things under him, that God may Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, trusting be all in all. ;*! ! ! that we, like the believers at Ephesus,

" In support of these peculiar-'and are no more strangers and foreigners, but fundamental doctrines of the gospel, we fellow citizens with the saints, and of the think it incumbent on us, as we must household of God, and are built upon the answer for our deportment as christians foundution of the apostles and prophets, to a righteous judge, to dissent from all Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner forms and modes of worship in which stone. they are either not acknowledged, or '. * True; we mav'err. We are ready are subverted. Believing that Christ's to confess our fallibility; there is no kingdom is not of this world, agreeably practical truth which we are more accus to that good confession which he witnessed tomed to press 'home upon our own before Pontius Pilate, and not daring in minds; and least of all persons should the face of his prohibitions, to call any we be excusable if by any uncharitable man upon earth father for master, in a sentiments or deeds we brought upon religious sense, we protest against the ourselves the charge of bigotry: bat we interference of the civil power in affairs may be permitted to say that, if we err, of conscience, and reprobate the alliance it is not wilfully, nor altogether through of church and state as a wide departure negligence. Nay, there are some amongst from the obvious design of christianity: us who might without affectation adopt yet if we thought it lawful, as the sub- the language of the ever memorable Mr.' jects of the King of Kings and Lord of John Hales, of Eaton, in his letter to Lords, to obey magistrates' in the pale Archbishop Laud :-The pursuit of of the church when they command things « truth hath been my only care, ever indifferent, if any thing in such a case « since I first understood the meaning can be indifferent, we cannot so far for « of the word. For this, I have forsaken feit our allegiance to our one only mas. all hopes, all friends, all desires which ter as to believe, on any authority, what might bias me and hinder me from is not revealed or what is contradictory « driving right at what I aimed. For to revelation, or to profess what we do this, I have spent my money, my not and cannot believe. Here we know " means, my youth, my age, and all i our duty, and are prepared at any risk « have. If with all this cost and pains, to obey God rather than man. Hence « my purchase is but error; I may safesprings, my christian friends, our dissent "ly say, to err hath cost me more, than from the church of England and other “ it has many to find the truth; - and protestant churches, whether national. " truth itself shallgive me this testimony or congregational, supported by public " at last, that if I have missed her, it is authority or purely voluntary. We disa" pot my fault but my misfortune." sent, however, in peace and charity. “ But, my brethren, I cannot conceal We pursue no political, no worldly oh- that we have as a congregation something ject. Our aim is single and direct. We wherein to boast. It is not that, we are strive to be perfect in our imitation of considerable in number; it is not that, Christ, and our obedience to him, that we are respectable according to the we may be found of hiun in peace at his standard by which society measures rècoming. .

., spectability ;-it is not that, heretofore “The scriptures being the true source our pastoral chair has been filled by inen of our opinions, we cannot feel shame of unrivalled eminence; it is not that, on account of them, how unpopular or we are of long standing in the christian obnoxious soever they may hecome. We world :-but it is this glorious peculiariwould make no unseemly boasts, and ty, which I pray to God we may never advance no arrogant pretensions; but forfeit, that we allow unbridled liberty we feel a holy constraint upon us, obli- of conscience! History tells us of a ging us to assert the glorious gospel of the Grecian robher, who having taken trablessed God, and to contend earnestly vellers, measured them by his bed, and for the faith once delivered to the saints. if too long cut them shorter, and if too We court not censure, much less yio short stretched them longer :-a fit type

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FROM THE LONDON GAZETTE. : Foreign-Office, Nov. 11.. yesterday, in force 10,000 infantry A Letter, of which the following is and 1200 cavalry, with 14 pieces of

an extract, was this day received artillery, to attack this army; which by Earl Bathurst, his Majesty's was most judiciously placed on those Principal Secretary of State for heights. —The enemy divided his Forcign Affairs, from Lieut.-Col. force into three columns, which ad. Carrol, dated Army of the Left, vanced against the right, centre, and Tamames, Oct. 19. . left of our line; it soon became evi:

I have the honour to acquaint dent that the principal object of his you, that the army of Marshal Ney, attack was to force and turn our now commanded by General Mar: left, it being the point in which our chand, advanced on the morning of position was weakest.--The enemy

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at the commencement gained some party of retreating cavalry passed, advantage of position on our left, and the spirit and promptness with in consequence of the retreat of a which it pushed forward against the small party of our cavalry, destined enemy, who had at that moment to cover the left of our line. This turned our left, is deserving of the şuccess, however, was momentary, highest approbation. The entire of as the vanguard, led on by Generals the cavalry, which, with the excep. Mendizabal and Carrera, charged tion of the party attached to the with the greatest spirit and gallaytrys vanguard, about 300, who, from berouted the enemy, and retook, at ing overpowered, were obliged to the point of the bayonet, six guns, retreat, evinced the greatest steadiof which the enemy possessed him: ness and resolution in maintaining self during the retreat of the division the post alotted them, and keeping of our cavalry. The vanguard in the enemy's cavalry in check. It is, this charge committed great slaugh- however, to be lamented, that our ter amongst the enemy, taking from cavalry did not find themselves in a them one eight-pound gun, with a situation to enable them to take ad. quantity of ammunition. After a vantage of the enemy's disorderly long and obstinate contest, the ene flight across the plain between these my being unable to gain a foot of heights and the village of Carrascaground, began to give way in all lejo, a league in extent; for had 5. points. About three o'clock in the or 600 horse charged the fugitives, afternoon the enemy betook himself the victory would have been most to a precipitate and disorderly flight. decisive.

The loss of the enemy, as far as The vanguard of Gen. Ballesteros's we have been yet able to ascertain, division is in sight; we only wait exceeds 1000 in killod and prisoners, his arrival to pursue, and annihilate

The numbers of the wounded must the discomfited enemy. From prii be very considerable.-Qur loss has soners we learn that General Mar

been comparatively very trifling, not chand proclaimed at Salamanca his exceeding 300; one imperial eagle; intention of annihilating, by two. one 8-pounder brass gun; 3 ammu- o'clock on the 18th, 30,000 peasant nition waggons; 12 drums, with 4 insurgents; his orders to his army or 5000 stand of arms; an immense were, on pain of death, to possess quantity of ball cartridge; carts of itself of the heights by 12 o'clock, provisions, and knapsacks loaded as he proposed proceeding to destroy with plunder, fell into our hands. Ballesteros's division, after having No language can do sufficient jus dispersed and annihilated this army. tice to the gallant and intre- The French general certainly appears pid conduct of the troops on this to have held this army very cheap; -memorable day; it would be impos- judging from his plan of attack, sible to make any distinction in the which was far from judicious, but zeal and ardour of the different corps, executed, to a certain point, with

for all eqally panted for the contest. the greatest bravery, and with that • The vanguard and first division, intrepidity which the confidence of

however, had the good fortune to success inspires. Our light troops . occupy those points against which pursued, and hung on the enemy's

the enemy directed his principal ef- rcar; several parties of which, eforts, and to add fresh laurels to the mongst whom were 200 of the regio wreaths they had acquired in Lugo, ment of Ballastró, have not returned St. Jago, and San Payo. The steady as yet, having expressed a determiintrepidity displayed by the second nation of hanging on the enemy's division, through whose ranks the flanks, as long as the cover of the

TOL. VI.

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