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his most . 4 iopojrfent convrcnpjw at tfm ghriue of nworl # , in ^ e >) t . « Tq say of him * merely thatrhe w a * a steady and well-informed Prpjfcestant Dissenter , were faint praise , could , it not be further declared that he valued truth and liberty for their tendencies and influence , and adorned his Christian faith , and his mode of avowing it , by qualities the most
estimable and amiable ; by a devotion which rendered him eminently upright , kind , caudid , and unassuming . He was hospitable and generous in full proportiou to his opulence , and became the cordial friend , the wise and faithful counsellor , of numbers , beyond even the wide circle of a family , which he loved with a warmth of affection that was
completely mutual . For many years he exercised a profession , which his integrity contributed to make truly respectable . A great portion of his life was passed in the metropolis and its neighbourhood : and in the office of Secretary to the Deputies for watching over the Civil Rights of the Dissenters , he rendered essential services to the religious body of which he was a member .
In the beautiful village to which he afterwards withdrew , lie was frequently visited by his friends , nor least by those with whom he had mixed in busier scenes . Much of his leisure was passed in useful reading : and he availed himself of every opportunity of promoting the peace and comfort of his neighbours .
Mr . Cotton was characterized by that admirable good sense which is so beneficial in the daily intercourses * of society and the world . At the same time , he derived from his constitution , but still more from religion , a cheerfulness of temper and manners , which caused him to be an universal favourite . He
accommodated himself with ease to all the innocent customs of modern life , while in some yet more important respects he belonged to a generation of which few survive . —Christian Reformer . N .
Mrs . Eedes . June < 15 , at Sqflron Waldeti , aged 77 , Mrs . iEedes , the relict of Mr . Joseph EedeB J and forty-eight years a member of the General Baptist congregation in that ! totvn . After a long conflict with a dViimt « f . which ? epjiaufljed ^ her strength audrfdeftft ^ rtfee powc * pf j mcdiciue , ( 4 ip sttbmiii > eflfto tJ ) e , ) n ^ MeWe of 8 t » pre WMoftotti&s ^ sdhfei ^ a ^ be ^ n ^ evo ^ to tteiaWMeito * tf jfetytuMftirfHft &Wk
of . Christian hope gilded her chamber of affliction and cheered her mind in the dying hour ,:.
June 21 , at Pimllco , after a short illness , the Rev . John Small , one of the ministers of the Unitarian chapel , York Street , St < James ' s Square . Mr . Small was a native of Dundee' in Scotland , where his father exercised the
profession of a schoolmaster . " It is understood that he lost both his parents whilst he was very young . In the early part of his life he joined one of the congregational churches founded by Mr . Robert Haldane , but which were afterwards deserted by that gentleman upon his adopting other religious views resembling Sandemanianism . Mr . Small was for some time a member of one of
these congregations meeting at Perth , of which Mr . Little , now of Washington , N . A ., was the minister . In the year 1804 , he was admitted a student at the Homerton Academy , on the foundation of the King ' s Head Society , and remained there for the full term of six years . During his stay in this institution he was considered one of the best
scholars , and was distinguished by his superior talents , especially by his singular powers of extemporaneous addregs . There is reason to believe that his religious sentiments had undergone a considerable change before he left Homerton , though he had made no direct avowal of his relinquishroent of Calvin , ism . Soon after quitting the Academy he withdrew from his Calvinistic
connexion and joined himself-to the Unitarians . In 1811 , he went to Hinckley in Leicestershire , where he officiated , during nearly a year , for the late Rev . Herbert Jenkins , whose health was at that time in a very precarious state . From Hinckley he went to Birmingham , where his old friend Mr . Little was then
residing , and intending , we believe , to apply himself wholly to the occupation of a schoolmaster . His stay here was , however , but short , for at the recommendation of Dr . Toulmin he went to officiate to the Unitarian congregation at Wolverhampton , and shortly
afterwards removed to Coseley , where he continued to exercise his ministry 'till his removal to London * at the close of the last year , to be one'of the- mifiisters of -theiYorlwrtrebf Chapel . Mr . Small bad complained' of indisposition from Ms ftr « t > settlement in > the ' ftictrdpbite , ' but the btate of his . health ttftHiMft obliged
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Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Aug. 2, 1827, page 612, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct1799/page/60/