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FACTS FROM FROME,

ADDRESSED TO

THE RIGHT HONORABLE

Lord Juhn Russell, Jl. P.,

IN REPLY TO THE SECOND LETTER OF

THE REV. WILLIAM J. E. BENNETT, M.A.,

TO THAT NOBLEMAN.

“ Selon divers besoins, il est une science

D'étendre les liens de notre conscience,
Et de rectifier le mal de l'action
Avec la pureté de notre intention.”

MOLIERE.

BY

THE REV. HILL D. WICKHAM, M. A.,

INCUMBENT OF CHRIST CHURCH, FROME.

LONDON:
T. HATCHARD, 187, PICCADILLY.

1853.

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77-5580

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Page 19, line 15, for “for” read "notwithstanding."
Page 22, 28th line, for « am able” read "

was able.” Dissenting Ministers' Letter, p. 32, is stated to have had five signatures,

whereas it was signed by one “in behalf” of himself and three others. Page 72, note t, for “50” read 5."

CONTENTS.

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General introductory remarks
Mr. Bennett's statement respecting the Services, as at present

performed, at the Church of St. Barnabas
The Rev. J. Skinner's letter to Mr. Bennett, contradicting the

truth of his statement ..
Mr. Bennett condemned by a majority of the House of Commons..
Parliamentary and Historical remarks
Mr. Horsman's advocacy-Parliamentary proceedings..
Mr. Bennett and the Roman Catholic Directory–His Curates

and Sisters of Mercy reconciled to Rome

The Rev. W. Calvert's letter respecting his dismissal by Mr.

Bennett

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A LETTER,

&c.

MY LORD,

A Gentleman of this town some years since felt himself aggrieved by an alteration of the road opposite to his house, and he proffered his complaint to the illustrious Duke whose mortal remains are now awaiting the tribute of the nation's respect ere they are committed to the tomb. His Grace acknowledged the receipt of the letter, and so the reference ended. Whether your Lordship will do as much for the letter which has lately been addressed to you from our town, entitled " A Second Letter to the Right Honorable Lord John Russell, M. P., on the present persecution of a certain portion of the English Church,” &c., may be doubted. I apprehend your Lordship, though not now in office, has sufficient matter to occupy your thoughts without attending to an ex-parte statement on a subject which you

had

previously heard fully discussed in our great national arena of debate. Nor am I more sanguine that the observations which I wish to offer on certain statements and opinions contained in that letter, will meet with more attention, though I make bold to direct them under cover, as it were,

Lordship. My letter will at least be dictated in a friendly spirit which, from the manner in which you exercised your power of ecclesiastical patronage when at the head of her Majesty's government, must be entertained towards your Lordship by me and by all those who, like me, view with alarm the present growing spirit of opposition to the principles of the

to your

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