Provoost, Samuel, Dd

Provoost, Samuel, D.D.

an American prelate of the Protestant Episcopal Church, was born in New York Feb. 26, 1742, and passed A.B. in King's College in 1758. Though educated in the Dutch Reformed Church, he early became a convert to Episcopacy, and, having entered Cambridge College, was ordained in 1766. On his return from England he became assistant minister of Trinitv Church, also of St. George's and St. Paul's, New York. He subsequently retired to East Camp till the close of the Revolution, engaging chiefly in literary pursuits. In 1784 he was elected rector of 'rinity Church, New York, and a regent of the university. He next acted as chaplain of Congress, and in 1786 was raised to the episcopate. He served also as chaplain to the United States, and died Sept. 6, 1815. He wrote a copious Index to the Historia Plantarum of John Bauhin. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, v, 240; Amer. Ch. Rev. Jan. 1872, p. 35, 46; July, 1862, p. 668.

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