Prince, Nathan

Prince, Nathan an American clergyman of the Church of England, was a native of Massachusetts, and was born about the beginning of the last century. He was educated at Harvard College, where he graduated in 1719, in: 1723 was made a tutor in his alma mater, in 1727 fellow, and held that honor until 1742. Subsequently he took orders in the Church of England, was sent as a missionary to the Mosquitos, and died in the island of Ruatan, Bay of Honduras, in 1748. Dr. Chauncey, in his Sketches of Eminent Men in New England, says that "Prince deserves a place among the great men in this country." He is the author of an Essay to Solve the Difficulties attending the several Accounts given of the Resurrection, etc. (Boston, 1734, 4to). See Elliot, Biog. Dict. p. 393. n.; Report of the Mass. Hist. Society, 10:165; Pierce, Hist. of Harvard University, p. 191-196; Allibone, Dict. Brit. and Amer. Auth. s.v.

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