Seabury, Samuel, Dd

Seabury, Samuel, D.D., an efficient Episcopal minister, and afterwards bishop of Connecticut, was born at Ledyard, Groton, Conn., Nov. 30, 1729, and received his degree of A.B. at Yale College in 1748. In 1751 he went to Scotland, and was ordained in London in 1753. On his return to America, he was successively rector of Christ's Church, New Brunswick, N. J.; Grace Church, Jamaica, Long Island, N. Y.; and St. Peter's Church, Westchester; and in 1764 was made A.M. by Columbia College, and D.D. by Oxford University, England. During the Revolutionary war he acted for a time as chaplain to the British army, and in 1783 was chosen bishop and went to England for consecration. Not being successful, he went to Scotland, where his application was granted, in 1784 at Aberdeen, which was thus the cradle of the American Episcopal Church. On his return he was made rector of St. James's Church, New London, Conn., where he published A Communion Office, and aided in a general organization of the Episcopal Church of the United States. He died Feb. 25, 1796. His publications comprise Charges, Sermons, and Addresses: — The Communion Office, etc.: — The Duty of Considering our Ways: — Discourses on Several Subjects (1791, 2 vols.) : — An Earnest Persuasive to the Frequent Receiving of the Holy Communion (republished, 1816). See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, v, 149.

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