Laurie, Jamies, Dd
Laurie, Jamies, D.D., a Presbyterian minister, was born February 11, 1778, in Edinburgh, Scotland, where he also received his education. He was licensed in 1800, and continued to preach in his native country for two years, after which he came to America, having been previously ordained. In 1803 he was installed pastor of the Associate Reformed Congregation, and was instrumental in the establishment of the first place of Protestant worship in Washington, D.C. He was employed also during his ministry as a clerk in the register's office of the Treasury. He died April 18, 1853. He published A Sermon. — Sprague, Annals, 4:314.