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ALUMNI PROFESSOR OF THE EVIDENCES OF REVEALED RELIGION

IN THE GENERAL THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

WITH A MEMOIR

BY THE RIGHT REVEREND

WILLIAM CROSWELL DOANE, D.D., LL.D.

BISHOP OF ALBANY

NEW YORK
JAMES POTT & CO.
14 AND 16 ASTOR PLACE

1890

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MEMOIR

BY THB RT. REV.

WILLIAM CROSWELL DOANE, D.D., LL.D.,

BISHOP OF ALBANY.

THE very pleasant duty is offered me, of writing a brief introduction-over which, as over the unpretending threshold of a home, men will pass into the refreshment and enjoyment of the book itself-to Dr. Dean's Lectures on the Evidences.

The scaffolding from which was builded up the noble character of my dear friend and brother, so far as it was completed in this world, was simple and plain. Born in North Stamford, Connecticut, on the 4th of July, 1828, he received, perhaps on that account, his patriotic name. His parents were Colonel John and Esther McCormick Dean. The earlier part of his life was passed in the city of New York, where in 1853 he graduated from Columbia College. Having studied theology at the General Theological Seminary, he was ordered deacon by the late Bishop Potter of New York in Trinity Church, March, 1857; and a year later, in the same church, and from the same bishop, received his priesthood.

His first work was, like his last and indeed the most beloved work of his life, in the line of teaching; as he was associated for a year with Bishop Seymour, in the founding and forming time of St. Stephen's College, Annandale; from which place he went to his first parish, Christ Church, Ballston, and remained there six years

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