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OF THE

LIFE AND WRITINGS

OF THE REV.
WILLIAM RICHARDS, LL.D.

WHO
Bied at Lynn, September 18, 1819,

IN

THE SIXTY-NINTH YEAR OF HIS AGE.

WITH
SOME ACCOUNT

OF THE
REV. ROGER WILLIAMS,
Founder of the State of Rhode Island, as well as First Assertor of complete Religious

Liberty in the United States of America.

BY JOHN EVANS, A. M.

Cui Pudor et Justitiæ soror
Incorrupta Fides, nudaque Veritas,
Quando ullum inveniet parem?
Nulli flebilior quam MIHI-

Hor.

WELL DONE-GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT, ENTER THOU
INTO THE JOY OF THY LORD!

JESUS CHRIST.

CHISWICK:
Printed by Charles Whittingham,

COLLEGE HOUSE,
SOLD BY SHERWOOD, NEELY, AND JONES, PATERNOSTER ROW;

T. WICHE, BEECH-STREET, BARBICAN;
AND D. EATON, HIGH HOLBORN, LONDON.

1819.

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TO THE MOST NOBLE

THE MARQUIS OF LANSDOWNE,

EARL OF WYCOMBE, SHELBURNE, &c. F. R. S.

MY LORD, ACCEPT my best thanks for the permission of inscribing to you the Memoir of AN HONEST WELSHMAN, the intrepid advocate of civil and religious liberty. You, MY LORD, are one of that august band of BRITISH SENATORS, who exult in the enlargement of the boundaries of Christian freedom. An odious statute, enacting the infliction of pains and penalties upon individuals maintaining their own conscientious views of revealed religion, hath, through the enlightened zeal of a patriotic

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