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CONTENTS.

PART I.

Introduction—Birth and early Life of Mr. Richard*—
Destination to the Ministry—Instructed at the Bristol
Academy—An Account of that Institution—His course
of Studies—General Baptist Education Society—Utility
of an educated Ministry—Commencement of Mr. Rich-
ards' Ministry at Pershore—Recommendatory Letter to
Lynn, by his Tutor, the Rev. Hugh Evans—Mr. Rich-
ards' Description of Lynn on his first coming there—For-
mation of the Baptist Church there—Letters of the
Messrs. Hugh and Caleb Evans on Free Communion—
Congratulatory Letters from Mr. Hugh Evans, Dr. John
Ash, and Mr. Williams of Cardigan—Sketch of the Rev.
Rees David, with the Inscription on his Monument, at
Norwich—Dr. Evans' Letter on Providence and Uni-
versal Restoration—Biographical Sketches of Messrs.
Hugh and Caleb Evans—Recommendation of the New
Institution for the Relief of Aged Ministers—Character
of Mr. Richards' Preaching, with an Illustration—Re-
markable Robbery and Execution—Injustice and Impo-
licy of Capital Punishments—Plea for Reading the Scrip-
tures—Letter on Baptismal Controversy—Mr. Richards'
Soliloquy on his Birth-day—His Excursion to and from
Wales—Mr. Richards' ill-health and absence in Wales,
with a Letter to his Church at Lynn—Account of the
Jumpers—Accession of Welsh Converts to the General
Baptists—Remarks of Mr. Williams, and Mr. Richards'
Letter to Dr. Rippon—The Sentiments of the New Con-
nection of General Baptists—Return to Lynn, and Re-
signation of the Ministry—Defence of himself against
Heresy—Declaration of his Religious Views—General
Remarks on his Theological Sentiments—Twelve Ar-
ticles in which Christians are agreed—Best Remedy for
Party Spirit—A cheerful Piety recommended—Extracts
from Bogue, M'Lean, and Doddridge—Letter to a
Clergyman, on refusing to marry unbaptized Persons—
Consolatory Epistle on the toss of a Friend—Mr. Rich-
ards' Account of the Rev. Rees David's Death and
Funeral—The Supports of Revealed Religion.

PART II.

Publications of Mr. Richards—His History of Lynn
Its Character and Extracts—Sketch of the Rev. J. Ras-
trick, and Specimen of Poetry—Account of St. Mar-
garets—Of the Dissenting Chapels, ike.—-lvetter To
Lord Sandwich, by way of Reply to Noble's Memoirs
of Oliver Cromwell—Mr. Richards' Defence of Wales,

. and of his Countrymen—Reflections on French Athe-
Ism and Englis-h Chuistianity, with Extract—Food
For A Fast Day, with Extract—Controversial Tracts
on Baptism of Adults, by Immersion—Notice of Mr.
Williams of Cardigan's Decease and Character—His-
Tory Of Antichrist; or Free Thoughts on the Cor-
ruptions of Christianity, with Extracts—Anecdote of
Maclaurin, the Mathematician—A Letter of some
length on the Nature and Perpetuity of Christian Bap-
tism—Miscellaneous Pieces—Account of the Sacred
Writings—Allegorical Preaching—Introduction of the
Gospel into Britain—Welsh Nonconformists' Memorial;
or, Cambro-British Biography—Communications to

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Periodical Publications—Mr. Richards' Welsh Pieces
Seasonable Monitors, with Extracts, Religions and
Political—His Political Conduct that of tn An,mi
Briton, described by Tacitus—His sound Whiggish
Principles—Attachment to the British Constitution—
Necessity of Reform in the House of Commons—Ex-
tract from Blackstone—The Practical Liberty of Great
Britain—Amelioration of Mankind—Millennial Glory.

PART III.

Occasional Preaching of Mr. Richards, and the Erection

of Salem Chapel, at Lynn—Late, but happy Marriage

of Mr. Richards—Sudden Death of his Wife—Original

Stanzas, written in a Church-yard—Seclusion of Mr.

Richards from the World—His extensive Correspon-

dence, and Names of principal Correspondents—Letter

of Robert Robinson, on his own Publications and the

Charms of Authorship—Letter of Dr. Morgan Jones,

on Emigration to America—His Death—Letter of Rev.

M. J. Rhees, on American Religious Freedom—His

Decease, and Biographical Particulars—Pleasing Inter-

view of a young Friend of Mr. Richards' with General

Washington—Delineation and also Character of the

United States of America—Palmer's Travels—Repro-

bation of Domestic Slavery, the bane and disgrace of

America—Mr. Richards' Letter on the Welsh Indians

—Extract from Southey and Mrs. Barbauld—Dissua-

sive from Emigration, and Love of our Native Country

—Admirable Letter of the President of Rhode Island

College—Mr. Richards' Bequeathment of his Library to

that College—Friendly Letter of Dr. William Rogers,

on the reception of his Seasonable Monitors—His Li-

terary Degrees—His studious habits and respectability

at Lynn—His last Illness and Death—Assiduities of

Female Friendship—His Will—Distribution of his Pro-

PART I.

From the Birth ofMn. Richards to the Conclusion of his Ministry.

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