Webster, Samuel, Dd

Webster, Samuel, D.D.

a Congregational minister, was born at Bradford, Massachusetts, in 1718. He graduated from Harvard College in 1737; was ordained pastor of the Church at Salisbury, August 12, 1741, and died July 18, 1796. In 1757 he published a pamphlet entitled A Winter Evening's Conversation upon the Doctrine of Original Sin, etc., which brought out rejoinders from Reverend Peter Clark and others. Mr. Webster issued a defence of his pamphlet, which led to a general controversy. This was conducted with great spirit and ability on both sides. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 1:291.

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