Elcilley, Horace, Lld

Elcilley, Horace, LL.D.

a Unitarian minister, was born at Salisbury, Connecticut, February 12, 1781. He was fitted for college at Williamstown, Massachusetts; graduated from Yale in 1803; studied law for a few months; and then commenced the study of divinity under president Dwight. He was licensed to preach in December 1804, and was ordained and installed minister of the congregation in Greenfield, September 13, 1805. He resigned this charge September 13, 1808, and was installed as pastor of the Hollis Street Church, Boston, March 8, 1809. He accepted an invitation to the presidency of Transylvania University in 1818, and held that office till 1827, when he resigned it, with a view to taking charge of a seminary in Louisiana, but was attacked with yellow fever in New Orleans, and died July 31, 1827. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 8:265.

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