Chase, Henry

Chase, Henry, a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born in Hoosick, N. Y., Sept. 10, 1790. His father being unable to send him to a classical school, he began, unaided, in youth a course of study which ended only with his life, and which included Latin, Greek, Hebrew, French, and German, besides general literature and theology. In 1809 he entered the Methodist ministry, and served in several laborious circuits until 1820, when he removed to New York, and became a teacher in the Wesleyan Seminary. In 1823 he devoted himself to the service of the seamen of New York, and continued, with short interruptions, to be pastor of "The Mariners' Church" until his death, July 8,1853. He was greatly beloved and esteemed both by his own flock and by the general public. — Sprague, Annals, 7:478.

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