Shute, Daniel, Dd

Shute, Daniel, D.D., a Unitarian minister, was born at Malden, Mass., July 19, 1722. He entered Harvard College in 1739, and graduated in 1743. In September, 1746, he accepted a call to the Third (now Second) Church in Hingham, Mass., and was ordained its pastor Dec. 10, 1746. In both the French and Revolutionary wars Mr. Shute entered warmly into the feelings of the people. In 1758 he was appointed by Gov. Pownall chaplain of Col. Joseph Williams's regiment. In 1780 he was chosen delegate to the convention to frame a constitution for the state, and in 1788 he was associated with Gen. Lincoln to represent the town in the convention of Massachusetts which ratified the Constitution of the United States. Dr. Shute relinquished his public labors in March, 1799, retaining his pastoral relation till his decease, but giving up his salary. He died Aug. 30, 1802. Dr. Shute published three Sermons (1767, '68, '87). See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 8, 18.

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