Burritt, Charles D

Burritt, Charles D.

a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born at Ithaca, N. Y., 1823, of pious parents. In 1841 he entered the Wesleyan University, and distinguished himself there for thoroughness, especially in the exact sciences. In 1844 he was made tutor, and occupied that post for a year and a half with great success. In 1845 he entered the itinerant ministry in the Oneida Conference; but his health, never vigorous, failed, and in 1855 he took a superannuated relation. In the same year he was elected president of the Ohio Wesleyan Female College, in which office he remained until his health failed in February, 1856. He resigned and returned to Ithaca, where he died in May, 1856. "As a preacher he was able and eloquent, but peculiarly fervent and self-sacrificing." — Minutes of Conferences, 6, 93; Peck, Early Methodism (N. Y. 1860, 12mo).

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