De Witt, Thomas, Dd
De Witt, Thomas, D.D.
an eminent Reformed (Dutch) minister, was born at Kingston, N.Y., September 13, 1791. He graduated from Union College in 1808; studied theology under Brodhead and Froeligh; also at New Brunswick Seminary in 1812, and was licensed by the Classis of New Brunswick in the same year; was pastor at Hopewell and New Hackensack from November 24, 1812, to 1825; at Hopewell from 1825 to 1827; at New York from 1827 to 1874; was editor of the Christian Intelligencer from 1831 to 1843, and died May 18, 1874. Dr. De Witt took great interest in the various benevolent enterprises of his day, especially the Bible and Tract societies, and was greatly honored and revered by all classes of men and denominations of Christians. He was one of the vice-presidents of the Historical Society for thirty years, and president from 1870 to 1872. Dr. De Witt was a Christian minister of singular purity and simplicity. His numerous writings, chiefly on religious biography, history, and practice, are enumerated in Corwin's Manual of the Ref. Church in America (3d ed.), page 239 sq.