Charters, Samuel (2), Dd

Charters, Samuel (2), D.D., a Scotch clergyman, grandson of the foregoing, was educated at a grammar-school, and at the Glasgow University, where he gave indications of a superior mind and powerful understanding. He was licensed to preach in 1764; resided for a time at Amsterdam; was presented by the king to the living at Kincardine in 1768, and ordained in 1769. In saying the Confession of Faith, he added "except chap. x, art. 4." He was transferred to Wilton in 1772, and died June 18, 1825, aged eighty-three years. He was a man of quiet life and retired habits, and preferred living on the banks of the Teviot to the attractions of Glasgow, when a valuable preferment was offered to him there in 1784. He was slow, grave, and solemn in manner, but delightfully instructive and warm-hearted. He published a- Sermon for the S. P. C. K. (1779) :-A Instruction Concerning Oaths (1782), which was printed by the sheriff at the expense of the county, and read from the pulpits:-several single Sermons ': Sermons (1786, 2 vols.):- Sermons on Retirement :-Sermons on the Lord's Supper:-An Essay on Bashfulness. See Fasti Eccles. Scoticance , i517; ii, 727.

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