Pemberton, Ebenezer (2)

Pemberton, Ebenezer (2), a Congregational minister, son of the preceding, was born in 1704, in Boston. He graduated at Harvard College in 1721; served for some time as chaplain at Castle William, and in 1727 became pastor of the Presbyterian Church ill New York, where he labored until 1753, when he resigned, and was installed pastor of the Middle Street Church, Boston, March 6, 1754, and there remained until it was closed by the Revolution in 1775. Though one of the most popular preachers of his time, his friendship for governor Hutchinson, one of his flock, caused an imputation of disloyalty, and created difficulties in the Church. He died in Boston Sept. 15,1777. He published, Sermons on several Subjects, preached in the Presbyterian Church in New York (1738): — Dudleian Lecture (1766): — Salvation by Grace through Faith; Eight Sermons preached at Boston (1774); and a few occasional Sermons (1731-71). See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 1:336.

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