A Memoir of the Life and Character of Thomas Wilson, Esq., Treasurer of Highbury College
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1846 edition. Excerpt: ...my father wrote to him, offering to send students from Hoxton to supply the pulpit. Six months afterward, this offer was accepted. Appearances were at first discouraging, but soon attention was awakened--the chapel was filled, and a Sunday-school was commenced. In 1815 one of the students was ordained and settled as pastor of a church in this place. In 1813, a person who preached near Rickmansworth, in Hertfordshire, took a lease for a term of years of two cottages in that agricultural town, which he fitted up as a chapel, but died before the bills were paid. By the exertions of a few religious friends in the neighbourhood, a portion of the money due was collected, and the remainder was raised by two Hoxton students. My father afterward agreed to take the lease, and consequently became answerable for the rent, (20, ) which he continued to pay until the term expired, although the attempt to raise a congregation was abandoned several years previously. CHAPTER XVII. INCREASE OF HIS PROPERTY--LARGE CHAPELS BUILT BY HIM IN LONDON PADDINOTON, CLAREMONT, AND CRAVEN CHAPELS. In the spring.of 1813 my father obtained a considerable accession to his property by the death of his uncle, John Remington, Esq., of Upper Clapton, (his mother's only brother, ) who for many years carried on a lucrative business as a broad-silk manufacturer in Milk street, Cheapside, and who dying, unmarried, March 26, bequeathed the fortune he had acquired to his two nephews and his niece. This may be regarded as one of those critical seasons which furnish occasion for putting a man's principles to the test, and showing whether they are proof against the solicitations of a worldly and selfish spirit. How admirably appropriate is that admonition of the Psalmist! (lxii. 10, ) " If...
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