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FACTS FROM FROME,

ADDRESSED TO

THE RIGHT HONORABLE

Lord John Russell

, Jil. 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.

JFD
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."

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, to your Lordship. My letter will at least be dictated in a friendly spirit which, from the manner in which

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

you exercised

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