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HILL, the Rev. Rowland (1744-1833). Evangelical preacher.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'The Honble Lady Grey' at Portsmouth, 3 pages 4to with address (seal-tear touching a couple of words), Cheltenham, no date (watermark apparently 1815).
Giving a (more or less) glowing account of Mr Neale, who charges £200 per annum for tuition, and sending his respects to Sir George [Grey]. He could perhaps be refering to William Henry Neale (d. 1855), theological writer and graduate of Pembroke College Cambridge (1808).
'... Mr Neale was the first scholar of his year; obtained all the University Prizes, and is highly capable of giving the most finished erudition to any who may be put under his care. "Tho it may be difficult to decide, how far he has been Bless'd with real spiritual religion [" Hill fails to end the quotation], yet I have no difficulty in asserting that all the young men who may be sent under his care will have set before them a conduct the most exemplary and correct ...

Hill opened Cheltenham Chapel in 1809 and it became his habit to spend the summers in the town and the rest of the year at Surrey Chapel (Blackfriars), when not travelling.

£150 [No: 25615]
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