Richard Cameron

(d. 1680) covenanter field preacher

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(d. 1680),

Scottish Covenanting leader. He was an eloquent field-preacher in the Covenanting cause. In 1678 he went to the Netherlands, where he was ordained. Returning to Scotland, in 1680 he joined in the ‘Sanquhar Declaration’, which disowned allegiance to Charles II and attacked Covenanters who accepted the royal indulgence then offered.

Subjects: Christianity — British History.

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