Massie, James William, Dd, Lld
Massie, James William, D.D., Ll.D., a minister of the English Independents, for some time engaged in the missionary field, was born in Ireland in 1799. He was educated for the ministry by Dr. Bogue, and went out as a missionary to India. After laboring there a few years he returned to Great Britain, was pastor for a time at Perth, Scotland, and subsequently at Dublin, Ireland, and Salford, England, from which latter place he removed to Laondon, to act as secretary of the Home Missionary Society. Deeply interested in all the public rmovements of the day, he took a prominent part in the and-slavery movement. and was an active member of the Union and Emancipation societies formed during the late war in the United States. He visited this country several times, and was twice delegated from the Independents to our Congregationalists and Presbyterians. He died at Kingston, Ireland, May 8, 1869. Dr. Massie was the author of several works, among which were Continental India (1839, 2 vols. 8vo; 1840, 2 vols. 8vo): — Recollections, illustrating the Religion, etc., of the Hindus (2 vols.): — The Nonconformists Plea for Freedom of Education (1847): — The Evangelical Alliance, its Origin and Development (1847): — Liberty of Conscience illustrated, etc. (1847): — Social Improvement among the Working-Classes affecting the entire Body Politic (1849): — Slavery the Crime and Curse of America (1852): — The Contrast – War and Christianity: Martial Evils and their Remedy (1855): — Christ a Learner (1858): — Revivals in Ireland: Facts, Documents, and Correspodence (1859-60): — Revival Work (1860): — The American Crisitian Relation to the Anti-slavery Cause (1862): — America, the Origins of her present Conflict; her Prospect for the Slave, and her Claim for Anti-slavery
Sympathy, illustrated by Incidents of Travel during a Tour in the Summer of 1863 throughout the United States (1864); etc.