Day, Pliny Butts,Dd
Day, Pliny Butts,D.D.
a Congregational minister, was born at Chester Village (now Huntington), Massachusetts, April 21, 1806. He entered the academy at Amherst in 1828; graduated from Amherst College in 1834, and from Andover Theological Seminary in 1837; during the winter months of his senior year at Andover performed missionary work among the Catholics in Canada. The First Congregational Church in Derry, N.H., installed him pastor, October 4, 1837, and he continued there for more than thirteen years. During the summer of 1851 he visited Europe, and his letters of travel were published in the Congregational Journal. On his return he became pastor at Hollis, N.H., July 7, 1852, and remained until his death, July 6, 1869. He was remarkable for saintliness of character, superior business capacity, and thoughtful discourses. See Cong. Quarterly, 1871, page 431.