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REV. LEGH RICHMOND, A.M.
OF TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE;
RECTOR OF TURVEY, BEDFORDSHIRE; AND CHAPLAIN TO HIS
ROYAL HIGHNESS THE LATE DUKE OF KENT:
AUTHOR OF THE
DAIRYMAN'S DAUGHTER, THE YOUNG COTTAGER, &c.
nes BY THE
ŘEV, T. S. GRIMSHAWE, A.M.
OF BIDDENHAM, BEDFORDSHIRE.
In presenting the following Memoir to the public, the edi. tor has to express his regret that it should make its appear. ance so much later than the period originally designed, and under another name than what was announced in the prospectus. In explanation of both circumstances, it is necessary to state that the execution of the present work was first pro. posed to the editor by the family and more immediate friends of Mr. RICHMOND ; but his state of health at that time, and bis temporary residence on the Continent for its recovery, opposed an insuperable difficulty.
In the mean time, the Rev. HENRY GAUNTLETT, vicar of Olney, Bucks, and well known as the author of the “ Exposi. tion of the Book of Revelation,” kindly engaged to under. take this necessary tribute of respect to the memory of an eminent minister and faithful servant of God, as well as to yield to the wishes and solicitations of the Christian public. :
On the editor's return from the Continent, in the autumn of 1827, a renewal of the former proposition was made to him from a persuasion on the part of the family, that his long ha. bits of confidential intercourse with Mr. RICHMOND, and their frequent participation in the same objects, might afford ad. vantages which his friend Mr. GAUNTLETT did not possess in the same degree. The manner in which Mr. GAUNTLETT complied with the known wishes of the family, proves the dis. interested and Christian spirit by which he was actuated ; and indeed forms, in conjunction with the above urgent entrea. ty, the warrant and authority for the present undertaking.
The editor further avails himself of this opportunity to avow his personal obligations to Mr. GAUNTLETT, for the various materials he has supplied, relative to the earlier part of Mr. RICHMOND's life and ministry, and for the general use he kindly allowed of the papers and documents which he had prepared.