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England , he was entered at the academy in London , tinder Dr . Jennings . He often spoke with peculiar satisfaction of his fellow-pupils , at this period ; among whom , if the writer ' s memory do not fail him , he used to reckon Dr . Savage and Dr . Kippis , besides Dr . Toulmin , of
Birmingham , Mr , Pickhourn , of Hackney , and other eminent men now living . On leaving the academy , he went to reside with a Mr . Hopkins , as his chaplain , in which situation he continued about eight years , when Mr . Hopkins ' s death broke up the connection . He was now invited to Rochester , where , after
being ordained at Crutched Friars , London , Sept . 28 , 1774 , he finally settled . For several years after his settlement , he was very much followed by the politer part of the citizens ; though latterly , from deaths and other causes , his auditory was by no means such as was to have been expected from his taterits and merits . —He was an affectionate husband
and a sincere friend . His cheerfulness was proverbial ; it was this feature of his character that made him so much esteemed by the young . His vivacity might sometimes appear to strangers to be extrayagant ; but such as knew him intimately were pleased with it , as being the effect of a happy temperament of body , and being always united with
purity of heart . His literary acquisitions were very considerable . During some part of his life , he turned these to account by the tuition of youth . As a minister , he was punctual and diligent . He very seldom omitted preaching twice on the Lord's day , even when at last his eongregation was reduced fco a very few persons . In sentiment he was probably an Arian ; but his spirit was truly Catholic . He showed an extreme
aversion to bigotry in all parties ; but maintained a friendly intercourse with the clergy , his neighbours , and with sensible
and good men of various persuasions ; A widow survives him , to whom belong * the happiness of reflecting that her assiduities made his last days easy and comfortable . He has Left no issue . He was interred in the burial-ground belonging to the Unitarian Baptists , at Chatham .
October zy . Mr . RICHARD THOMAS , at Hafod , South' Wales * He was'born in the year 1739 . His parents were honourable members of the Particular Baptist church , then meeting at Newcastle , but since removed to Ponteg . He made a profession of religion whilst young , and was for a long time a sincere and zealous Calvinist . About
nine years ago , however , a change took place in his religious views , which led him eventually into the Upitarian doctrine , of which he became an ornament and an advocate . Last autumn he fell into a decline , which brought on his
death . In his illness , he felt and expressed the most cordial satisfaction and delight in his opinion of the divine character . On his dying bed , he was always exhorting his fellow Christians to be zealous and faithful in the cause of
rational Christianity ; saying , it would be a great comfort to them in the hour of death , as it was to him , through the infinite goodness of the God of love . Though reduced at length to a mere skeleton , his religious ardour and joy never abated . He would sometimes raise his head and sav . " What iovful
news is the gospel ! life and immortality are brought to light by the gospel . % shall yet put on immortality ; thanks be to God . " Thus he continued happy and cheerful till he fell asleep in Jesus , in a
full assurance of a glorious resurrection at his coming . He was buried at Pori- » teg meeting-house , Oct . 30 , where Mr . B . Philips preached a funeral sermon , on the occasion , to a large and mournful audience .
[ EXTRACT OF A LETTER PHOM VERMONT , NORTH AMERICA . ] CIVIL AND RELIGIOUS STATS OF AMERICA .
On the 8 th of May , I set off with my wife in my one-horse chaise for Connecticut . In two day 9 we reached Hartford , which is S 5 miles from hence . On the nth the election took place ,
when it is publicly declared who is chosen governor , lieutenant-governor , and who arc the twelve counsellors . They are chosen by the State * at large The rotes are given for all in the lame 4 * J
$ 4 Intelligence . —Civil and Religious Slate , of America .
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 2, 1810, page 44, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2400/page/44/