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IN CONTRoversy witH

BISHOP HORSLEY,

By JOSEPH PRIESTLEY, LL.D. F.R.S.

AC. IMP. PETROP. R. PARIS. HOLM. TAURIN. ITAL. HARLEM. AUREL.
MED, PARIS. CANTAB. AMERIC. ET PHILAD, Socius.
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WITH NOTES BY THE EDITOR.

To which is ANNExED,

AN APPENDIX,

CONTAINING

A REVIEW OF THE CONTROVERSY,

1N Four LETTERs To THE BISHoPs, BY THE SAME AUTHOR,

NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED.

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LONDON:
PRINTED BY Richard AND ARTHUR TAYLOR, shoe LANE,

For THE LONDON UNITARIAN soci ETY;

And sold by J. Johnson AND co., st. PAUL's church YARD,
AND D. EATON, HOL BORN.

1815.

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The CLAIMS of Dr. PRIESTLEY in the CONTROVERSY with Bishop HORSLEY RESTATED and VINDICATED, in Reply to the Animadversions of the Rev. Heneage Horsley, Prebendary of St. Asaph, annexed to the late Republication of his Father's Tracts. By THOMAS BELSHAM.

The PROGRESS of INTELLECTUAL, MORAL, and RELIGIOUS IMPROVEMENT during the present Reign, represented in a DISCOURSE delivered before the Unitarian Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, at Essex-Street Chapel, on Thursday, March 31, 1814, in Commemoration of the Repeal of the Penal Laws against the Impugners of the Doctrine of the Trinity. To which is annexed AN APPENDIX, containing a SUMMARY REVIEW of a Publication of the Lord BISHOP of ST. DAVID's, entitled “A Brief Memorial, on the Repeal of the 9 and 10 William III. &c.” By Thomas BELshAM, Minister of the Chapel.

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PREFA CE.

It was the expressed intention of Dr. Priestley in his preface to the Defences of Unitarianism for the years 1788 and 1789, in imitation of his learned opponent Bishop Horsley, to “reprint his Tracts in controversy with that prelate, and to notice any thing which he might think deserving of it, concluding the whole with a serious address to the bishops and to the legislature.”

This intention, however, not having been

fulfilled while Dr. Priestley was living, the

publication would probably never have taken place, had it not been for the unfounded and indecent exultation of Dr. Horsley's partisans, who, evidently without knowing any thing of the state of the controversy, kept continually claiming the victory for their chief, and representing Dr. Priestley as a baffled and vanquished adversary. This circumstance in

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