Bailey, Luther

Bailey, Luther a Unitarian minister, was born in Canton, Mass., and was a graduate of Brown University in the class of 1808. He pursued his theological studies with Rev. Dr. Richmond, of Dorchester, Mass. Before settling as a pastor he was engaged in teaching in Wrentham and Bradford, Mass., and for three years had charge of the Bristol Academy, Taunton, Mass. He was ordained pastor of the Church in East Medway, Mass., in November, 1816, where he, remained twentyseven years. On retiring from the pastorate, he continued to reside in East Medway. Although solicited to take charge of other churches, he declined, but acted as a supply of destitute churches until the close of life. He lived in the period of the Unitarian controversy in Massachusetts, and became a moderate Socinian. classing himself, however, in most of his religious sentiments with evangelical Christians. He. published a few occasional sermons. His death occurred at East Medway, Dec. 19, 1861. (J. C. S.)

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