Burnet, Mathias, Dd
Burnet, Mathias, D.D.
a Presbyterian minister, studied theology with Dr. Witherspoon, and was ordained and installed pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Jamaica, L. I., by the presbytery of New York, in April, 1775. Here he exercised his ministry during the whole of the Revolutionary War. He left Jamaica in 1785, and was settled over a Congregational Church in Norwalk, Conn., where he remained until his death, June 30, 1806. He published an Election
Sermon, 1803, and two Sermons, one in the second and the other in the third volume of the American Preacher (1791). See Alexander, Princeton College in the 18th Century.