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failures of their churches. Their lack of absolute convictions, of lack of enthusiasm; and the tendencies of their young to go to the churches on account of which doubt but that they the churches had broadened. He fired hot shot at us all, and concluded by saying the Unitarian church was dying out in England. It had broadened the other churches, its ideas [[strikethrough]] about [[/strikethrough]] and truths had filled the other churches but had not increased its own attendance, and never would. The church here needs some young and strong leaders. Strong spiritually. A spiritual tendency is woefully lacking in the Unitarian churches here. There were a number of lesser lights that did their best to keep interest and attention on them but failed, and I came away.

The weather for two days has been rather trying. I am told that it has so far been a record
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