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John Newton

John Newton of Liverpool, an eighteenth-century captain of English slave ships, was active in the African trade until bad health forced him to abandon this career. He taught himself Latin while still captaining slavers. The future vicar of Saint Mary's Woolroth, Captain Newton wrote the hymn "Amazing Grace."

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