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rance was given me, that he had taken away my sins, even mine, and saved me from the law of sin and death." On the 20th of September, in the same year, he mention his preaching to a society in the same place. TrinityHall has long since been pulled down, and every vestige of it destroyed.
ULL-AND-MOUTH-STREET, or more properly Bov. LOGNE-MOUTH-STREET, was so called in honour of our Henry the Eighth, who captured the French harbour of that name. It is a cross street, reaching from St. Martin's-leGrand to Butcher-Hall-lane. Here stood for many years a meeting-house, built originally for the Quakers, who occupied it as early as the reign of Charles the Second. The celebrated GEORGE Fox, among other persons of that communion, frequently preached here. In those times of terror, this was the scene of many barbarous persecutions. In 1662, many persons were dragged out of the meetinghouse, and so disabled for some time as to keep their beds. One person died of the wounds he received ; and the coroner's jury which sat on the body, broke up without returning a verdict, alleging as a reason, that if they pronounced it wilful murder, and the perpetrator could not be found, the city would be liable to a fine. The King, when an account of these barbarous transactions was presented to him by one of the society, said, " I assure you, it was not by my advice,
friends should be slain ; you must tell the magistrates of the city, and prosecute the law against them.” The mayor was, by letter, duly apprised of their proceedings, but afforded no redress. The letter, accompanied by a narrative, was printed and published; for which the author was committed to Newgate by Sir Richard Brown, the mayor, on the charge of dispersing scandalous papers. The Quakers held the meeting-house in Bull-and-Mouthstreet for upwards of a century. When they relinquished it, soon after the year 1760, the Sandemanian society removed thither from Glovers'-Hall, and occupied it several years, till they removed to Paul's-alley, Barbican.
While at Bull-and-Mouth-street, this society was in a very prosperous state, and in 1767, an account of their Faith and Discipline was published by one of their ministers, under the title of “ A plain and full Account of the Christian Practices observed by the Church in St. Martin's-le-Grand, London, and other Churches in Fellowship with them.” While at this place several ministers from among the Independents united with them, and added respectability to the society. Of these Mr. Pike, Mr. Prentice, and Mr. Chater, have been already noticed in this work. Another of their ministers, Mr. John Barnard, who seems to claim some notice, will be briefly mentioned in the note. (s)
Gough's History of the Quakers, vol. i. p. 538—846.
(s) John BARNARD is supposed to have been of low origin, and of a contracted education ; but by dint of application and perseverance, attained to a respectable station in society. He began the ministry among the Independent Dissenters, and preached for some time to a congregation at Islington, where he resided. He also carried on a lecture at Mr. Bradbury's meeting-house, in New-court. Afterwards, becoming acquainted with Mr. Sandeman, Mr. Pike, and others, he embraced the Sandemanian principles, was ordained an elder in their societies, and became an eloquent preacher. About the year 1769, he made a journey to Scotland, and stopped some weeks at Hazle. Hall, near Settle, in Yorkshire, the residence of Mr. Edward Gorill; where he scad publicly his manuscript on the Religion
of Anti-Christ. The object of this work was chiefly to illustrate the Book of Revelation. It was afterwards published, in the form of an octavo pamphlet, in 1770. Besides this, he was the author of some other tracts ; 26 “ Simple Truth vindicated, &c. 1760:"_" The Nature and Government of the Christian Church, 1761:"—Notes to the Book of Psalms in metre, sung in the different congregations, which are pronounced extremely valuable :-“ An Account of the Christian Practices of the Churches assem. bling in St. Martin's.le-Grand," is also attributed to him ; but we have heard it assigned to Mr. Pike. After some years, Mr. Barnard was cut of from the society for not being sufficiently humble, or, as they thought, for entertaining too exalted notions of his preaching abilities. Notwithstanding the severity with which he was treated by the church, he still attended their meetings for public worship, till he was removed by death in the year 1805.-Theol. Dict. Perik.—and Private Information.
3. GEORGE YARD.