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the Rev. W. Turner , Jun. , MA., Lives of the eminent Unitarians, James Peirce (search)
roposed to the Assembly which met in May 1753, whether any candidates should be recommended who refuse to declare their faith in the deity of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,—it was debated whether, the question should be put, and by the majority carried in the negative. By that time, the celebrated Micaiah Towgood, who then occupied the pulpit from which Mr. Peirce had been ejected, was at least as far from orthodoxy as his predecessor had been; and now, under the successive ministries of Towgood, Manning, Bretland, Kenrick, and Carpenter, the descendants of those who excommunicated Mr. Peirce and his adherents have been long since brought to adopt a form of Unitarianism, from which the most heretical of those times would have started back with affright. In 1810, the two congregations, finding that there was no longer any material difference in their views on disputed points, again united. The Exeter controversy, in consequence of the appeal made by both parties to certain minis
the Rev. W. Turner , Jun. , MA., Lives of the eminent Unitarians, Micaiah Towgood. (search)
stor with Mr. Lavington, Mr. Walrond, and his cousin Mr. Stephen Towgood, to the two united congregations of dissenters at Ja been mainly due to Mr. Towgood's influence. He and Mr. Stephen Towgood voted in the majority; his two other colleagues, of rhaps heartily condemn. Manning's Sketch of the Life of Towgood, p. 62. In 1758 he published a sermon preached at Exead of the theological department, with the assistance of Mr. Towgood, who undertook to deliver a lecture once a week on the ctates of a master. Manning, 64. This important office Mr. Towgood continued to discharge till the year 1771, when the acadimes. In 1777 he lost his colleague and relative, Mr. Stephen Towgood, who was succeeded by Mr. James Manning. Though now After the period of his retirement from public duty, Mr. Towgood lived nine years in an honoured and happy old age; cheerngthened pilgrimage, visibly leading to eternal rest. Mr. Towgood's only son, Matthew Towgood, Esq., died a few months bef