Allen, John (3)

Allen, John was pastor of a Baptist congregation at Spitalfields, 1764 to 1767. Engaging in business, he became involved in difficulties, was tried for forgery, and was acquitted. He subsequently went to New York, and had some reputation as a preacher there until his death. He published The Spiritual Magazine, or the Christian's Grand Treasure, wherein the Doctrines of the Bible are unfolded (Lond. 1752; reprinted, with preface by Romaine, Lond. 1810, 3 vols. 8vo); Chain of Truth, a dissertation on the Harmony of the Gospels (1764). — Wilson, Dissenting Churches, 4, 426; Darling, Cyclop. Bibliographica, 1, 49.

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