Finley; Samuel, Dd
Finley; Samuel, D.D.
a Presbyterian minister and president of-New, Jersey College, was born in Couity Armagh, Ireland,, and came to America in 1734. On his arrival at Philadelphia he renewed his studies preparatory to the ministry, and was licensed in 1740. He labored long and successfully in West Jersey, in Deerfield, Greenwich, and Cape May, and supplied the church in Philadelphia for a time. He was ordained by the Presbytery of New Brunswick in 1742, and in 1744 he accepted a call from Nottingham, Maryland, where he continued for nearly seventeen years, and where he kept an academy of great reputation. In 1761 he was called to the presidency of New Jersey College, and removed to Princeton, and soon after was honored with the degree of D.D. from Glasgow.; He died July 17, 1766. He published a sermon entitled Christ triumphing and Satan raging, 1741:A Refutation of a Sermon on the Doctrine of Convictions, 1743 :-Satan. stripped of his angelic Robes, 1743:-A charitable Plea for the Speechless, 174'7:-A Vindication of-the preceding, 1748 :-A Sermon-
The Curse of Meroz, etc., 1757 :-A Sermon on the Death of President Davies, 1761.-Sprague, Annals, iii, 96.