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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Doolittle, Thomas 1630 - 1707
From "A Biographical History of England, Volume III, 1804"
Thomas Doolittle, a native of Kidderminster in Worcestershire, was minister of St. Alphage, in London, before the ejectment. Mr. Baxter, who thought him a promising youth, sent him to Pembroke hall in Cambridge; where he made such a proficiency in learning, as fully answered his expectation. he kept a private academy in Monkwell-stree, Cripplegate, where he continued to preach, and trained up several ministers of considerable note. he had the character of a serious and affectionate preacher, and was bery assiduous in catechising. he published books of practical divinity to almost the time of his death, which was on the 24th of May, 1707 (see Calamy, vol. iii. p. 76). In the History of Europe, for that year, he is said to have built the first meeting-house in London, and to have been the 'last that survived of the ministers ejected by the act of uniformity.' His Treatise on the Sacrament, has, perhaps, been oftener printed than any other book on that subject; and his Call to delaying Sinners, has gone through many edition. He was father of Samuel Doolittle, some time a minister at Reading in Berkshire.
Biographical Sketch and links to some of his works. html
For a longer account of Doolittle's life see pages 149-156 of Erasmus Middleton's "Evangelical Biography, Volume 4" for 1816: here
Dictionary of National Biography, Volume 15 - 1888 (see page 236)
A Treatise Concerning The Lord's Supper; with Three Dialogues for the more full information of the weak in the nature and use of this Sacrament. - 1844

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