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* . ' . ~ ■ : ■ \ (To the Editor of the Grey River Argus. S XBj — Will 'you permit " me,, as a subscriber to tlie Religious Institution Room, and as one of the public so coolly ignored . by their Secretary, to protest in your columns against the extraordinary asser-tion,-in a letter in (this day's issue, that the room is " the property of a sect." The entirely unsectarian character' of the movement was from the. first held out as a leading inducement to subscribe, and, if I remember rightly, the objects, of the Institution were stated by the] Secretary, at the opening meeting, to. be the affording a room to be used for- the celebration of public worship, the delivery of lectures, &c, and at some future, time to be handed pver as an athenaeum or- public reading room. \ ' I shall not refer to the lamentable want pf taste arid "temper- displayed in Mr M'Farland's reply to the, fair and temperate comments of '* Subscriber," save to remark that if any justification were needed for his action in bringing this subject before the public, it is fully supplied, by theydisdpsurfts which his two letters have^elicitSd^j . As*l do not consider it essential foy auy pjie taking part in a public cliscussion to , parade his ' name in the columns of a riewspaper, I shall venture to brave the poritempt of Mr- J. M'Farland and.be cgntent to subscribe myself ';> ■&£>'*'' ;■..■■-■-. One # thk'?P«b£ic. Greymoutli, 9th. October,

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Grey River Argus, Grey River Argus, Issue 117, 11 October 1866

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Grey River Argus Grey River Argus, Issue 117, 11 October 1866

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