It appears that a decided step in a high quarter
has allayed the still- -boiling Anti-Tractarian ferment in the diocese of Exeter. In a circular letter to his clergy, Bishop Phillpotts states that he has received the copy of a letter from the Archbishop of Canterbury "To the Clergy and Laity of the Province of Canterbury," affording "the prospect of an ad- justment of our present diversities, by some general measure which shall -have the sanction of the whole Church "; a proposal which Dr. Phillpotts accepts with grateful concurrence. The Bishop adopts the advice given to the clew by his Metropolitan; "that is, to continue the services in your several churches as they now are, making no attempt to approach nearer to an exact observance of the Rubric, unless you shall in any instance ascertain that the wish of your people is clearly in favour of such an ad- vance." One reservation the Bishop makes—that this discretion is not to extend to any " garbling" of the offices of the Church. Dr. Phillpotts -Concludes with friendly expressions, tantamount to hoping that all parties will forget and forgive.