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American clergyman, university president and hymnalist. President of the Union Theological Seminary. Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in America and one of the most famous ministers in the country at that time. He also was one of the translators of the popular hymn "O Come, O Come Emmanuel."


ALS - Autograph Letter Signed, 1.25 pages on Union Theological Seminary stationery; 19 October (NY). Reply to a lady concerning a speaking engagement which he must decline due to another commitment.  In part reads:  I have opened your kind note to my wife. She is in France with our children.  Mr. Lovett and Mr....have been arranging a program for me, and it seems that I am booked to stay at Jonathan Edwards College. Perhaps another week they may not have too obscure a course prescribed for this preacher. I should like to come...thanking you for asking me...


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