Newell, Samuel

Newell, Samuel a noted American missionary and Congregational minister, was horn July 24, 1784, at Durham, Me. He graduated at Harvard College, class of 1807, and studied theology at Andover. He was, with four others, ordained a missionary Feb. 6, 1812, in Salem, whence, with the Rev. Mr. Judson, he sailed for Calcutta, where they arrived June 18, but were ordered to leave the country. Mr. Newell sailed for the Isle of France, and arrived Oct. 31. Feb. 24, 1813, he went to Ceylon, where he remained until early in 1814, when he removed to Bombay, where he labored faithfully for the Christian cause until removed by sudden death from cholera, March 29, 1821. In connection with Mr. Hall he wrote The Conversion of the World, or the Clarins of Six Hundred Millions (Andover, 1818), and a Memoir of Harriet Newell (q.v.). Mr. Newell was one of the first of the American missionaries in foreign fields, and a signer of the paper which led to the formation of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. See Sprague, Annals of the Alimes. Pulplit, 2:538.

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