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about a dozen of the members of the congregation , free of charge , in their leigure hours , who are engaged in differerit employments in his Majesty ' s Dock Yard . More persons would assist then ? , but their services are refused because they are not esteemed the best workmen . Mr . Acton has kindly proraised to assist at the opening of the Chapel , which we hope will take place soon after Christmas . The Trustees of the old Plymouth Chapel will hold this Chapel ia trust .
Dr . Priestley ' s Works . To the Editor . Sir , Clapton , Dec . 17 , 1828 . Several of your readers must , I am persuaded , be acquainted with
circumstances respecting the life and writings of Dr . Priestley not known generally . They would much assist me to execute the design hi which , after too frequent interruptions , I am now engaged , by favouring me with any communications at their earliest convenience .
After annexing to Dr . Priestley ' s own Memoirs what explanatory notes my informatiou can supply , I propose , in a continuation , to narrate the events and occupations of his latter years ; adding the best account I can procure of the notices which his writings , of every description * have called forth iu his own
A Brikf Memoir of the Life of Samuel Shore , Esq ., Of Meersbrook , near Sheffield , who died on the \ 6 th 0 / November , 1828 , at the age of Ninety ,
[ From the Sheffield Independent . ] When we have to speak of the early years of one whose life was extended through three ages of man , we are carried back to times and circumstances and characters which may well be supposed to have never come within the knowledge of the great majority of our
readers , or to have passed from their remembrance 4 Yt ? t there are some among them who may still be able to recollect the ^ father of Mr . Shore , for he , like his son , found of that heavenly Wisdom to which both were devoted , that length of days is in her right hand . He lived , in the latter part of hia life , at Meersbrook , in the parish of Norton , an estate which
or foreign countries , the languages info which any of them have been translated , and the testimonies of respect which have been paid to his memory . Nor should the exposure be withheld where it shall appear that the mention of his name and writings has been studiously avoided . For Dr . Priestley ' s correspondence , I have been supplied by the kind attentions of several friends , especially of Mr . Belsham , with a considerable number of his letters . The same friendly assistance from other well-wishers to my
design , would enable me to make some valuable additions . My friend , Mr . Eaton , will obligingly receive , and forward any letters or packets addressed to me at No . 1 & 7 , High Holborn . Any packets may be left , if more convenient , at the London Institution . I take tliis opportunity of saying , that Vol . XXV . will contain , with the Indexes , the few remaining works of Dr . Priestley comprehended in nay plan .
Those subscribers who have not received the whole of the 23 Volumes already printed , will , I trust , from a reasonable consideration of an editor's convenience , immediately inform me , at Mr . Eaton ' s , as to what volumes they are dencieut , and where , in London , they may be de ~ livered to their address . J . T . BUTT .
he had purchased ; but in the early periods of his life he had been an inhabitant of thi 8 town , and heie his son , the subject of this brief memoir , was born . The elder Mr . Shore had been engaged very extensively in commercial undertakings connected with the mineral riches of this district . Some he himself originated , in others , he followed up the well-laid designs of his father , who
lived till 1751 , and was , in his day , one of the most enterprising and successful of our merchants . But the foundation of the fortune of the family might be said to be laid still earlier , and to be connected even with the feudal state of Sheffield ; for the writer of this memoir has heard the late Mr . Shore speak of the large purchases made by his grandfather when the fine forests of
Hallam-Bhire were cut down , as having contn * buted to the advancement of the family . In the two generations which nre-
66 Obituary . —Samuel Shore , Esq .
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 2, 1829, page 66, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2568/page/66/