--Benjamin Treadwell Onderdonk
, Episcopal Bishop
of the Eastern Diocese
of New York, died in New York on Tuesday, after a protracted illness, of dropsy, aged about 71 years. One of the papers of that city says:
About fourteen years after his consecration, in the year 1844 we believe, a circumstance occurred which cast a cloud over his character.
A charge of indiscretion in conduct was preferred against him, which, not to be too prolix, resulted in his being indefinitely suspended from Episcopal functions by command of the House of Bishops
The scandal created an immense sensation at the time, having been published in almost every paper in the country.
The suspension took place on the 3d of January, 1845, and has never been revoked since that time.
never made what can be called a confession, and a strong feeling has ever been manifested in his favor by warm friends, who regarded him as a persecuted prelate.