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Wetmore, Izrahiah

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an American clergyman, was born in 1729. He graduated at Yale College in 1748; became minister at Huntington, Conn.; and died in 1798. See Allibone, Dict. of Brit and Amer. Authors, s.v. Wetmore, James, a Protestant Episcopal clergyman, was graduated from Yale College in 1714. He was ordained the first Congregational minister in North Haven, Conn., in November, 1718, but in September, 1722, declared in favor of the Church of England, He immediately went to England, obtained orders and returned in 1723 as catechist and assistant to the Rev. William Vesey of New York. In 1726 he became rector of the Church at Rye. N. Y., where he continued until his death, May 15, 1760. He published Quakerism a Judicial Infatuation, and other controversial works. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 5, 16.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Wetmore, Izrahiah'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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