Megapolensis, Samuel

Megapolensis, Samuel son of the above, was born in 1634, and was educated at Harvard College, Cambridge, Mass., where he spent three years; afterwards went to the University of Utrecht, Holland, and there he graduated in 1659, having pursued a full theological course. He next went to Leyden University; and, after a complete course in that most celebrated medical school of Europe, obtained the degree of doctor of medicine. Returning to America, he was associate pastor of the Church of New Amsterdam with his venerable father for over four years-1663-68. In 1664 he was appointed one of the Dutch commissioners who prepared the terms of surrender to the English government. "Probably it was through his influence that the rights of the Reformed Church were so carefully guarded." In 1668 he returned to Holland, and settled at Wernigerode, where he ministered seven years, 1670 to 1677. Afterwards, "being well skilled in both the English and Dutch languages," he served the English or Scotch churches of Flushing (1677-85) and Dordrecht (16851700), when he was declared emeritus, or honorably laid aside from his work, after a ministry of thirty-seven years. The date of his death is not known. See Revelation Dr. DeWitt, in Sprague's Annals, vol. ix;. Corwin's Manual of the Ref. Church, sv. (W.J.R.T.)

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