Worcester, Noah, Dd

Worcester, Noah, D.D.

a Unitarian Congregational minister, was born at Hollis, N. H., Nov. 25,1758. His opportunities for going to school ceased altogether in the winter of 1774-75. He joined the army as a fifer in the spring of 1775, and continued in the service eleven months. In the campaign of 1777 he was in the army again for two months as fife major. In the winter of 1776-77 he was engaged in teaching' school at Plymouth, and followed this occupation for nine successive winters. In Feb. 1782, he removed from Plymouth to Thornton, where he united with the Congregational Church. He engaged for some time in the study of theological questions in connection; with his ordinary labors, and was licensed to preach in 1786. He was ordained and installed pastor of the Congregational Church at Thornton, on Oct. 18 following. He traveled in the employ of the New Hampshire Missionary Society in 1803-4 in Northern New Hampshire. In 1810 he removed to Salisbury as assistant to his brother Thomas, and remained three years. In 1813 he removed to Brighton, Mass., and began to edit The Christian Disciple, in which relation he continued until the close of 1818. In 1819 he became editor of The Friend of Peace, a quarterly which he conducted for ten years. He died at Brighton, Oct. 31, 1837. Among his publications may be mentioned Solemn Reasons for Declining to Adopt the Baptist Theory and Practice (1809): — Bible News; or, Sacred Truths relating to the Living God, his only Son, and Holy Spirit (1810): — Impartial Review of the Testimonies in Favor of the Divinity of the Son of God (1810): — Respectful Address to the Trinitarian Clergy (1812): — Solemn Review of the Custom of War, by Philo Pacificus (1814): and The Atoning Sacrifice a Display of Love, not of Wrath (1829). See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 8:191.

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