Ludlow, Peter

Ludlow, Peter a Baptist minister, was born in Enfield, Connecticut, August 8, 1797, of Presbyterian parentage. He was for a time a member of Princeton College, N.J.; then began the study of law, but his religious convictions became so deep that he decided to become a minister. The distinguished Summerfield aided him in his theological studies. He joined the Baptist Church, received license, and was ordained September 2, 1823 pastor of the Second Baptist Church in Providence, R.I. His continued ill-health necessitated his acceptance of a call to the Baptist Church in Georgetown, S.C. He died in New York, May 6, 1837. Reverend Dr. Jackson, of Newport, says of him: "His talents were of a high order, and he was not less distinguished for his evangelical views than for his attractive and effective eloquence." See Sprague, Annals of the American Pulpit, 6:727 sq.

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