Leader of the "Clapham Sect." At twenty-five he experienced a striking conversion after reading Philip Doddridge’s Rise and Progress of Religion in the Soul. Prime Minister William Pitt once said he had the greatest natural eloquence he had ever known. Some called him "the nightingale of the House of Commons." Under his leadership the Clapham Sect was knit together in intimacy and solidarity. Under his guidance and leadership this little group was singularly successful in aiding the abolishment of slavery in England, and their emancipation.
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