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IRVING, Edward (1792-1834). Founder of the 'Catholic Apostolic Church'.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'the Chairman of the Meeting of the Trustees and Building Committee with the Elders & Deans of the National Scotch Church', ½-page 4to with integral address-leaf, also signed, and yellow seal, no place, 'Saturday afternoon' no date, dated in another hand 17 March 1832.
The message iterates Irving's 'Love with which I am Their faithful & Dutiful Pastor & friend', urging that the letter be opened immediately and read to the committee prior to any business being conducted.

A further note, signed A. Miller, states that the letter had been received in evidence by the Presbytery of London on 21 April 1832. At that meeting, the presbytery found that Irving's charismatic innovations (speaking in tongues etc.) in worship were heretical and legally expelled him from the church.Provenance: from a collection formed by A.M. Broadley in 1903.
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