Clergyman; born in New York, Sept. 1, 1826; was educated at Cazenovia Seminary; entered the ministry of the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1849; travelled in Europe
, and Egypt
in 1860-61; and, returning to the United States
, had charges at Hamilton, N. Y.
, Albany, N. Y.
, and New York City.
In 1864-69 he organized three annual conferences in the South
, two colleges, and a religious paper; and in the latter year founded and was made the first pastor of the Metropolitan Methodist Episcopal Church in Washington
; was chaplain of the United States Senate in 1869-74; inspector of United States
consulates in Asia
in 1874-76; and again pastor of the Metropolitan Church, Washington
, in 1876-79.
In 1879-88 he held pastorates in New York and Washington
attended Gen. U. S. Grant
in his last illness.
In 1888 he was elected a bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
He was author of From, Dan to Beersheba
; Thrones and palaces of Babylon and Nineveh
; America for Americans
; And the supremacy of law
He died in Saratoga, N. Y.
, July 5, 1899.