Clay, Joseph

Clay, Joseph, a Baptist minister, was born at Savannah, Ga., Aug. 16, 1764. He graduated at Princeton College in 1784 with the highest honors in his class, and was licensed to preach in 1804; in 1806 became associate pastor with Dr. Stillman in the First Baptist Church, of Boston,. and after the death of. the latter had sole charge of the church. He was relieved. from this work in 1809 on account of ill-health, and died Jan. 11, 1811 Mr. Clay was distinguished at both the bar and the bench. He wrote the original of the present constitution of Georgia. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, vi, 487.

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