tain their own personal influence, and the political predominance of the religious party to which they belonged.
To the former class probably must be referred a Mr. Griffin, the minister of a Baptist congregation in the city, many of whose hearers had begun to shew a leaning to Unitarian opinions; he was induced, in consequence, tddle at length complied, and met his antagonist, whom he found surrounded by a numerous auditory, including some of his own most bitter and vehement adversaries.
Griffin began by asking, if any man there did deny that Christ was God most high?
on which Mr. Biddle replied, with sincerity and firmness, I do deny it.
The disputation then proceeded by Griffin endeavouring at large to establish the affirmative, which he is said to have done in such a manner as to shew himself no fit opponent for Mr. Biddle, who it was agreed should take his turn to bring forward the opposite arguments on a future day, to which the debate was adjourned.
But in the mean time,