Memorials of Robert Smith Candlish
This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1880. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII. Princeton College confers on Mr. Candlish the degree of D.D.--Speech at Perth--Patrons tampering with probationers--Case of Mr. Munro--Sabbath observance--Case of Culsalmond--Presbyterian Church in Ireland--Speech at Leith--Anti-Patronage movement in Presbytery of Edinburgh--Speech in Assembly Rooms--Letter to Mr. Gibson, Belfast--Sabbath observance--Abolition of Patronage--Speech at Edinburgh--Letter to Mr. Dunlop--Letter to Mr. John Hamilton--Movement of the Forty--Speech on. Amid the universal worry and heat of the great controversy in which he was engaged, it could not fail to be gratifying to Mr. Candlish to receive a letter, from which I give the following extracts: --"Elizabethtown, New Jersey, October 2, 1841. "Rev. and Dear Sir--Whilst to you personally an entire stranger, I feel myself tolerably well acquainted with your character, and with the decided and noble part you take in the present controversy of our mother Church. Our whole Church is awake to the importance of your conflict, nor do I know of a minister, elder, or layman in the length and breadth of this land who does not entirely sympathise with you and the beloved brethren who are so ready to hazard all, that the Lord Jesus Christ may rule as King in His own Church, which He has purchased with His blood. You have the sympathies and the prayers of our whole American Zion, and were it desirable, you would have her contributions also to aid you in building churches, should you be disestablished. With one voice your Moderate Erastian party, led on by Dr. Cook, are condemned as the betrayers of Samson, and as delivering him over to the Philistines. If the unanimous approval of our whole Church can cheer you to continue the conflict, let whatever consequences ensue, be assured th...
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