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CHAPTER VI.-ENGLAND.

Firstfruits of the Whistonian philosophy. James Peirce. His moral

deficiency. Hallet and his students. Alarm in the Churches at
Exeter. Advice sought from ministers in London. Meeting at
Salter's Hall. Circular of Exeter ministers. Withdrawal of Peirce
and his adherents. Sermon of Benjamin Wills in defence of the
Trinitarians. Excitement at the Weigh House. Reynolds assailed
by Hawkins and Browne. Last days of Reynolds. Samuel Pomfret's
defence of the Church at the Weigh House. Letter of Barrington
to Dr. Gale. Steadfastness of Bradbury. Pinners' Hall Lectures.

Appeal of Bradbury to Watts. Pre-existent scheme. Bradbury

- attacked by Morgan. Correspondence of Bradbury and Watts.

Agitation of the Jacobites. Reports of spies. High Church con-

venticles. Calamy and the Government. Arrest of Atterbury.

Letters of Williamson, Keeper of the Tower. Walpole and the

Dissenters. Regium Donum. • Dark conventicles.” French

prophets

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CHAPTER VIII.-ENGLAND.
Seedtime of English Deism. Voltaire in England. Three Denomina-

tions. Congregational Board. Fund Board. Fund Academy. King's
Head Society. King's Head Academy. Samuel Parsons. Abraham
Taylor. Complaints of Thomas Gibbons. Joseph Griggs. Dismissal
of Taylor. Tutors of the Academy. Coward Trust. Catechetical
lecture. Philip Doddridge student at Kibworth. Advice of Clark.
Divinity and drama. Pastorate at Kibworth. Removal to North-
ampton. Accepts the call to Castle Hill. Letter to Clark. Entry
in church-book. Confession of faith. Strickland Gough on decay
of the Dissenting interest. Reply of Doddridge. Family Expositor
and Dr. Guyse. Church at Olney. Letter to Watts. Doddridge in
the Consistory Court of All Saints, Northampton. Defeat of Chan-
cellor Reynolds. Village preaching. Watts's hymns. Suspicions

the pillory.” Conciliatory speech of Archbishop Tennison. “ Occa-
sional fools.” Death of John Howe. Convocation and Dissenting
teachers. Lord Mayor in the meeting-house. Scottish bishops and
the “ Darling of Heaven.” James Greenshields. Bishops of Scot
land “rabbled.” Causes of decay in the Church of Scotland. Loose
way of preaching. Prayer of Mr. Burnet. Performance of Luke
Milbourn on the drum. Intrepidity of Thomas Bradbury. John
Shute (Lord Barrington) and Mackworth. Henry Sachererell.
Oration composed by Atterbury rehearsed in the House of Lords.
Sacheverell riots. Report of Judge Jekyll. Archer's sermon in
Convocation. Speech of the Bishop of Chester. Letter of the Duke
of Bolton. Plans of Bolingbroke. Dissenters betrayed by the
Whigs. Dr. Williams on the duty of Dissenters. Silence of Watts.
His letter to the Church at Bury Street

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CHAPTER VII.-AMERICA,

CHAPTER VIII.-ENGLAND.

Seedtime of English Deism. Voltaire in England. Three Denomina-

tions. Congregational Board. Fund Board. Fund Academy. King's
Head Society. King's Head Academy. Samuel Parsons. Abraham
Taylor. Complaints of Thomas Gibbons. Joseph Griggs. Dismissal
of Taylor. Tutors of the Academy. Coward Trust. Catechetical
lecture. Philip Doddridge student at Kibworth. Advice of Clark.
Divinity and drama Pastorate at Kibworth. Removal to North-
ampton. Accepts the call to Castle Hill. Letter to Clark. Entry
in church-book. Confession of faith. Strickland Gough on decay
of the Dissenting interest. Reply of Doddridge. Family Expositor
and Dr. Guyse. Church at Olney. Letter to Watts. Doddridge in
the Consistory Court of All Saints, Northampton. Defeat of Chan-
cellor Reynolds. Village preaching. Watts's hymns. Suspicions

CHAPTER XI.-AMERICA.

Treatise of Edwards on extraordinary prayer. David Brainerd. Jerusha

Edwards. Aaron Burr. Grave of Brainerd. Letter of Aaron Burr

to Doddridge. College in New Jersey. Opposition of the Anglican
clergy. Troubles at Northampton. Views of Edwards on Church
communion. Treatise on the qualification for full communion.
Meeting of council, Second council. Dr. Erskine and the friends of
Edwards in Scotland. Letter of Erskine to Noy. Edwards and
Gillespie. Edwards a missionary at Stockbridge. Letter to his
daughter. His neighbour Samuel Hopkins. Writings of Edwards.
His letter to Dr. Wigglesworth on the attack of Mayhew. His interest
in the Indians. Warning against the French. Message from the
Council and House of Representatives in Boston to Governor Shirley.
Stockbridge attacked by Indians and French. Colonel Williams.
College at Williamstown. Troublers from Northampton. Death of
Aaron Burr. Letters of Esther Burr. Death of Edwards. Letter
of Mrs. Edwards. Postcript of Susannah Edwards 382-412

CHAPTER XIII.-AMERICA AND ENGLAND.

Loyal address of Congregational churches of Hampshire in New England,

on the surrender of Canada. James Otis on the wise administration
of George the Third, and the excellence of the British Constitution.
William Moore and the churches in Nova Scotia. Appeal of Boston
ministers. The Acadians. Opportunity for the evangelization of
Canada neglected. Causes of the War of Independence. Jonathan
Mayhew and Ezra Stiles. Letter of American Convention to the
dissenting deputies. Correspondence of Henry Caner and the Arch-
bishop of Canterbury. Dr. Samuel Johnson, an Anglican clergyman,

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