Gillet, Eliphalet, Dd

Gillet, Eliphalet, D.D.

a Congregational minister, was born at Colchester, Connecticut, November 19, 1768. After graduating from Dartmouth College in 1791, he taught school in Wethersfield. Under the direction of Reverend Dr. Spring, he studied theology at Newburyport. In August 1795, he was ordained pastor of the Church in Hallowell, Maine. At his own request he was dismissed from this charge in May 1827. He died there, October 19, 1848. Dr. Gillet was the pioneer of Congregationalism in that section of the state. When the Maine Missionary Society was organized in 1807, he was chosen its secretary, which office he filled until the close of his life. The cause of home missions had in him an earnest friend. His mind was of a superior order, and was highly cultivated. Addicted to metaphysical discussions, he was a ready, logical, and keen debater. See Sprague, Annals of the Aner. Pulpit, 2:377.

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