Peters, Richard, Dd

Peters, Richard, D.D.

a Protestant Episcopal clergyman of colonial days, was born at Liverpool, England, where he was educated as a clergyman of the Church of England, and came to Philadelphia in 1735. His services were soon engaged at Christ's Church, for which he was licensed by the bishop of London. — He shortly resigned, and then held an important Church agency, and also became secretary to a succession of governors. In May 1749, he became a member of the provincial council, butin 1762 he resigned all civil offices and was made one of the ministers of the United Church; was afterwards chosen their rector, and in 1764 went to England to receive his license in due form. On his return he resumed his duties. He resigned in 1775, and died July 10, 1776. He published a Sermon on Education (1751). See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 5:88; Dorr, Hist. of the Christ. Church, volume 1.

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