November 30, 2006
For those interested, Ian Glover sent me the actual text about the Scottish minister who was so ungrateful:
- Letter addressed to Rev Robert [?], Kirkintilloch, by [Rev] Finlay Stewart November 9th 1813.
- (Letter addressed to members of Presbytery calling to thanksgiving for good summer and harvest … also calling to humiliation and fasting for ingratitude to God for his unspeakable goodness … [Note further comment: “I hope you will receive this in time so that you will not have it in your power to present Finlay Stark’s excuse if you do not keep the thanksgiving, namely that you have nothing to say”.].)