tterson of Buffalo, New York, was invited, but circumstances prevented his assuming charge of the parish.
The Rev. George Augustus Strong became rector in January, 1861, and remained until May, 1863.
He was born in Norwich, Conn., in 1832. Mr. SMr. Strong writes:
The larger part of my early life before entering Kenyon College, Ohio, in 1847, was spent in Cincinnati.
The three years of my theological training in the Alexandria Seminary, Virginia, in the same class with my friend Phillips Burch, was at that period rather conservative in its pulpit utterances relating to the leading questions of the day, but Mr. Strong seems to have been a courageous radical.
After leaving Medford in 1863, officiated two and one-half years in Calvaryge; ten years as rector of Grace Church, New Bedford, and ten more as a resident of Cambridge, where my home now is.
Mr. Strong was succeeded by the Rev. Charles Henry Learoyd, who entered upon his duties September 6, 1863.
Mr. Learoyd was born