Chase, Squire

Chase, Squire, a Methodist Episcopal minister and missionary. He was born in Scipio, Cayuga Co., New York, February 15, 1802; was converted at about fourteen; entered the travelling ministry in the Gencsee Conference in 1822; was set off with the Black Piver Conference at its organization in 1836; sailed as missionary to Liberia, Oct. 15, 1836; returned to America in August, 1837; was delegate to General Conference in 1840; sailed again to Africa in January, 1842; returned to America in May, 1843; and died at Syracuse, N. Y., July 26, 1843. Mr. Chase was of prepossessing appearance, natural amiability, and unaffected piety. In the pulpit his "commanding figure and earnest manner gave him great advantage over his audience, and his sermons bespoke a cultivated mind and diligent preparation." He was a good scientific and classical scholar, and a vigorous writer. As presiding elder he was eminently efficient. In 1840 he published

An Examination of the Doctrine, History, and Moral Tendency of Roman Catholic Indulgences. — Black River Conference Memorial, p. 50; Sprague, Annals, 7:664.

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