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The Anecdotage of Glasgow
Major-General Wolfe as a Presbyterian worshipper


As an incident of Christian liberality of sentiment and of filial obedience in the middle of last century, it is pleasing to record the following manifestation of both in the life of the galllant Major-General Wolfe, the conqueror of Quebec, who as Lieutenant-Colonel was stationed with his regiment at Glasgow, in the year 1749. In a letter to his mother from Glasgow, dated 13th August, 1749, he writes:-

"I have obeyed your instructions so rigidly that rather than want the Word I get the reputation of being a very good Presbyterian, by frequenting the Kirk of Scotland till our chapel opens."

It is probable that the chapel referred to in this letter was St. Andrew’s Episcopal. In connection with its erection "the firat meeting of the original subscribers and contributors called by advertisement in the Glasgow Journal, was held on the 15th of March, 1750." The chapel "was finished about a year after Wolfe left Glasgow," which was in October, 1749.


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