Cutting, Leonard

Cutting, Leonard a minister of the Protestant Episcopal Church, was born at Great Yarmouth. England, in 1724. When seventeen years of age he was admitted to Pembroke College, Cambridge University, and received his degree of A.B. in 1747. He came to Virginia, and became overseer of a plantation, and subsequently of a large farm in New Jersey. He was appointed tutor in the college at New York in 1756, and professor of the Greek and Latin languages and of moral philosophy. From November 1757, to March 1758, during the absence of president Johnson, Mr. Cutting had charge of the institution, and again in 1759. Having prepared for the ministry in the meantime, he resigned his professorship in October 1763, and went to England for ordination. He was appointed missionary to Piscataqua (now Stelton) and New Brunswick, N.J., by the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts. In 1766 he became rector of St. George's Church, Hempstead, L.I., conducting a classical school at the same time. His next pastorate was at Snow Hill, Maryland, in 1784, whence, in 1785, he removed to Christ Church, in Newbern, N.C., and thence, after eight years, to New York city. In September 1792, he was a member of the General Convention, and was secretary of the House of Bishops. He died in New York, January 25, 1794. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 5:223.

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