Sewall, Joseph, Dd

Sewall, Joseph, D.D., a Congregational minister, was born at Boston, Aug. 15, 1688 (O.S.). He graduated at Harvard College in 1707, and was ordained Sept. 16, 1713, colleague pastor of the Old South Church, where he spent his life, having declined the presidency of Harvard College, which was urged upon him in 1724. In 1728 he accepted a fellowship and served until 1765, when he resigned, and died June 27, 1769. He was made D.D. by the University of Glasgow in 1731. Dr. Sewall's publications were, The Holy Spirit Convincing the World of Sin, of Righteousness, and of Judgment Four Sermons (1741): — and a large number of Occasional Sermons. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 1, 278.

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