Cutler Manasseh, LL.D., a Congregational minister, was born in Killingly, Conn., May 28, 1742, graduated at Yale 1765, studied law, and was admitted to the bar, but in a short time devoted himself to the study of theology. He was installed pastor in Hamilton, Mass., Sept. 11, 1771. After the Revolution the Ohio Company chose him agent for the purchase of land in the West, and Washington offered him the honorable position of judge of the U. S. Court in the North-west Territory, but he declined. He was elected to Congress in 1800. Dr. Cutler devoted himself largely, to botany, and to the study and practice of medicine, but retained his pastoral relation until his death, July 28, 1823. He was made LL.D. by Yale in 1789. He published a number of articles on scientific subjects and a few occasional sermons. —Sprague, Annals, 2:15.