The Union Theological Seminary In The City Of New York; Historical And Biographical Sketches Of Its…

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byGeorge Lewis Prentiss

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1889. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES. I. FOUNDERS, DIRECTORS, AND BENEFACTORS. Absalom Peters, D. D., (1836-1842,) traced his descent directly from a brother of the famous Rev. Hugh Peters, who came to New England in 1635, was settled as pastor of the First Church in Salem, Mass., returned to London on behalf of the Colony in 1641, where he warmly espoused the cause of Cromwell, and was beheaded on the restoration of Charles the Second. His memory was for a long time much maligned in English history, but has been earnestly vindicated by Carlyle and by the Rev. Charles W. Upham, one of his successors in the pastorate of the First Church in Salem. The father of Absalom, General Absalom Peters, was a native of Hebron, Conn., and a graduate of Dartmouth College in 1780. On leaving college, he immediately joined the Revolutionary army, and was engaged in the closing struggles of the War of Independence. Later, he became a leading citizen, and filled various offices, military, legislative, and judicial, in his adopted State. In 1782 he married Mary Rogers, daughter of Nathaniel Rogers, of Leominster, Mass., who claimed to be a lineal descendant from John Rogers, the martyr, burned at Smithfield in 1555. They raised to maturity a family of nine children, of whom Absalom, the fourth son, was born at Wentworth, N. H., September 19,1793. In 18G6 Dr. Peters published a poem, entitled Birth-day Memorial of Seventy Years, with a brief introduction by his friend, Dr. Ray Palmer. In notes to this poem he gives some interesting recollections of his early life. When a child of six years, the news of the death of Washington made an indelible impression upon him. Referring to it here, he says : -- Time has had no tendency to efface the scene. Child as I was, I was by no means unprepared to be de...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1889. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES. I. FOUNDERS, DIRECTORS, AND BENEFACTORS. Absalom Peters, D. D., (1836-1842,) traced his descent directly from ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:98 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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