Langdon, Samuel, Dd

Langdon, Samuel, D.D., a Congregational minister, was born in 1722 in Boston. He graduated at Harvard College in 1740, and was ordained colleague pastor in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, February 4, 1747. In 1774 he was elected president of Harvard College, which position he resigned August 30, 1780, and was ordained, January 18, 1781, pastor at Hampton Falls. He died in the last-named place November 29, 1797. Langdon published An impartial

Examination of Mr. Robert Sandeman's Letters on Theron and Aspasio (1765): — A Summary of Christian Faith and Practice, drawn up principally in Scripture language (1768): — Dudleian Lecture in Harvard College (1775): — Observations on the Revelations of Jesus Christ to St. John (1791,8vo): — Corrections of some grand Mistakes committed by Reverend John Cozens Ogden (1792):-Remarks on the leading Sentiments of Reverend Dr. Hopkins's System of Doctrines in a Letter to a Friend (1794); and several occasional sermons. He also published, in company with Colossians J. Blanchard, a map of New Hampshire (1761). — Sprague, Annals, 1:455.

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