Duche Jacob, Dd

Duche Jacob, D.D, a minister of the English Church in America, was born in Philadelphia in I737, and graduated at the University of Pennsylvania. He went soon after to England, and spent some time at Cambridge. In 1759 he became an assistant minister in Philadelphia, having been licensed by Dr. Sherlock, then bishop of London. He was appointed shortly after professor of oratory in the college, and in 1762, after his return from a second visit to England, he was received as "one of the ministers of the United Churches." He was appointed chaplain to Congress, and continued in this office a short time. His political views, however, underwent a change, to which he incautiously gave expression, so that in 1777 he found himself under the necessity of retiring to England, where he was appointed to preach in the Lambeth Asylum, London. In 1790 he returned to Philadelphia, where he died January 3, 1798. His publications comprise Sermons (1780, 2 vols. 8vo); Observations Moral, etc., by Caspapina (1773); and four detached Sermons. — Sprague, Annals, 5:180.

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