Thins evening I am presenting an image of a statue of John Witherspoon, a Presbyterian minister who was born in East Lothian, Scotland (descended from John Knox) and after spells preaching in Scotland, including Paisley, went to America (New Jersey) in 1768, where he founded the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and signed the Declaration of Independence, the only minister of religion to do so. He died in 1794.

Paisley is a fascinating town, although somewhat mixed in terms of economic standing boast much history including the famous Abbey and much industrial history with the notable textile mills.

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