Brown, Charles a minister of the Society of Friends, was born in England in 1817. He early yielded himself to the Holy Spirit and his future work. It was not, however, until he was about forty years old that he ventured to address his friends in public. This long delay was owing to his high ideal of the Christian ministry. He realized fully the need of mental preparation, but pre- eminently above this he placed the spiritual. He died January 1, 1864. See (Lond.) Annual Monitor, 1865, page 14.