West, Nathaniel, Dd
West, Nathaniel, D.D.
a Presbyterian divine, was born in Ulster, Ireland, in 1794. He was educated under Drs. Chalmers and Turner; entered the ministry in the Independent Connection in Hull, England, in 1821; came to the United States in 1834, and was pastor of Presbyterian churches successively at Meadville, Pa.; Monroe, Mich.; North East, Pittsburgh, MacKeesport, Belmont, Hestonnville, and Philadelphia, Pa., besides being engaged in various benevolent agencies. He was senior chaplain in the Satterlee United States Military Hospital, West Philadelphia, from May, 1862, until his death, Sept. 2, 1864. He published, The Ark of God the Safety of the Nation (1850): — Popery the Prop of European Despotisms (1852): — Babylon the Great (ibid:): Right and Left-hand Blessings of God, or a Cure for Covetousness (Phila. 1852, 18mo): — Complete Analysis of the Holy Bible, Containing the Whole of the New and Old Testaments, Collected and Arranged Systematically into Thirty Books; Based on the Work of the Learned Talbot (N. Y. 1853, royal 8vo; 7th ed. 1855, royal 8vo, 1035 pp.): — The Overturning of Tyrannical Governments (preached before and published at the request of Louis Kossuth when in the United States, and by his order and at his cost translated into Magyar): — Lecture on the Causes of the Ruin of Republican Liberty in the Ancient Roman
Republic, etc. (Phila. 1861, 8vo): — History of the Satterlee U. S. Army Genesis Hospital (West Phila., Hospital press, 1863,12mo, 30 pp.). "Dr. West was a man of marked peculiarities-and abundant labors." See Allibone, Dict. of Brit and Amer. Authors, s.v.; Wilson, Presb. Hist. Almanac, 1865, p. 134. (J. L. S.)