Sprague, Nathaniel, Dd

Sprague, Nathaniel, D.D.

a Protestant Episcopal minister, was born in Cheshire County, N.H., August 20, 1790. At the age of seventeen he entered Dartmouth College, where he remained only two years, but continued his studies privately;

spent several years as an instructor in Oneida County, N.Y.; was professor in Royalton Academy, Vermont, and began the study of law at that place. He had belonged successively to the Presbyterian and Congregational churches; having joined the Protestant Episcopal communion, he was ordained deacon in 1838, and shortly after became a presbyter, and ministered at Royaltoi, and afterwards, from 1844, at Drewsville, N.H. An unfortunate habit of stuttering was entirely overcome at the age of thirty- six. He died at Claremont, N.H., October 29, 1853. See Amer. Quar. Church Rev. 1854, page 626.

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