White, William, Dd

White, William, D.D.

a Protestant Episcopal bishop, was born in Philadelphia, March 26,1748. He passed A.B. at Philadelphia College in 1765, and was soon after ordained in England. On his return to America in 1772, he became associate minister of Christ Church and St. Peter's, Philadelphia, where he continued till the Revolution. In 1777- he was chaplain to Congress and was elected rector of Christ and St. Peter's churches in Philadelphia. He was consecrated bishop at London in 1787, and died July 17,1836. Exclusive of periodicals, he published, The Case of the Episcopal Churches in the United States (1782): — Thoughts on the Singing of Psalms, etc., signed "Silas"(1808): — Lectures on the Catechism of the P.E. Church, with Supplementary Lectures, etc. (1813, 2 vols. 8vo): — Comparative Views of the Controversy between the Calvinists and the Arminians, etc. (1817, 2 vols. 8vo): — Memoirs of the P. E. Church in the United States (1820, 8vo): — A Commentary on Ordination, etc. (1833, 8vo): — An Essay: and several Addresses, Letters, and Sermons. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 5, 280.

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