'I never heard from thee whether thou didst receive ye latine copye which I sent thee from Mr. Spinoste.'
From SOCINIANISM IN SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY ENGLAND, 1951 by John McLachlan
... In one of Hedworth's letters to Knowles written in the autumn of 1662 . . [he] writes of the departure for Holland of his friend 'Mr. Spinoste' (i.e. Christopher Crell, senior, who evidently adopted the name Spinowski . etc.)
Based on BRACIA POLSCY (The Polish Brethren), 1977 by Karol Grycz-Smilowski
To the numerous Silesian 'Arians' belonged Schomann, a co-author of the first catechism ; and Pistorius who in a beautiful poem deplored the separation of Silesia from Poland. To the German 'Arians' belongs Johann Crell, who took on the name Spinowski. He wrote an excellent Ethics. His family had for long years afterwards worked on the cause of the Polish Brethren, especially in England. The last theologian of the sect was Samuel Crell-Spinowski who died in 1747. His two sons had emigrated to the U. S. A.
From MUZA NA WYGNANIU, 2000 by E. Kruk
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