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"after which in the year 1774 he went to America in the capacity of a private tutor. How long he remained there does not appear But on his return he was admitted through some private interest into holy orders in the church of England and became minister of the Episcopal chapel in Leith. He remained there till he was persuaded by his friend and patron Mr George Dempster of Dunnichen to go to Madras in the year 1787 as a private lecturer on natural philosophy a subject to which he had devoted great attention. Before leaving this country the University of St Andrews on him the honorary title of M.D. [Master of Divinity] and at a subsequent period of his career that of D.D. [Doctor of Divinity] on his arrival at madras there being a vacancy in one of the churches Dr Bell was induced to undertake the interim performance of its duties and in the end was appointed to it by the east India Company" etc etc See Lyon's Hist. [History] of St Andrews vol. [volume] 2 p/ [page] 214

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