Hughes, Joseph, Dd

Hughes, Joseph, D.D.

an eminent Baptist divine, was born in London Jan. 1, 1769. In 1784 he became a member of the Baptist Church, and entered the Baptist College at Bristol, where he remained as a student till 1787. He studied also three years at Aberdeen, where he passed M.A. in 1790. In 1791 he became classical tutor in the Baptist College; 1792 to 1796 he was assistant minister at Broadmead Chapel, Bristol; and in 1796 he became pastor of the Baptist Chapel, Battersea. When the "Religious Tract Society" was formed' in 1799, he was chosen its first secretary, and he retained this office until his death, Oct. 12, 1833. His industry in official work was enormous, and a great part of the success of the Tract Society is due to his labors. He also took a large part in the formation of the British and Foreign Bible Society, and was its first secretary, retaining the office until his death. His personal history is largely that of this great organization. See Leifchild, Memoirs of the Rev. J. Hughes (London 1834, 12mo); Jubilee Volume of the Religious Tract Society; Owen, History of the British and Foreign Bible Society. Timpson Bible Triumphs (1853, 12mo).

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