Clark, Peter (1)

Clark, Peter (1), a Congregational minister, was born at Watertown, Mass.; about 1693., He graduated in. 1712 at Harvard College, and was invited, Aug. 7, 1716, to become the pastor at Salem (now Danvers), and was installed June 5, 1717. He died in June, 1768. In the latter part of his life he became involved in a controversy with the Rev. Samuel Webster of Salisbury, concerning the doctrine of original sin, and displayed no ordinary skill in dealing with the subject. His preaching was energetic in denunciation and pathetic in appeal. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, i, 291...

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