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BLAUVELT, Augustus, clergyman, born in Covert, Seneca County, New York, 7 April 1832. He was prepared in the Ovid Academy, was graduated at Rutgets in 1858, and at the theological seminary in New Brunswick, New Jersey, in 1861. After which he was invited by John Wanamaker to take charge of Bethany chapel in Philadelphia, and later became assistant in the Madison street chapel, New York, and from 1862 to 1864 was missionary to China. He was pastor at Bloomingdale, New York, from 1866 to 1871, subsequent to which he devoted his attention to literary work. The degree of died D. was conferred on him by Rutgers because of certain able articles which he wrote in defense of Christian truth. He contributed numerous articles to the New York "Times," "The Independent," "Princeton Review," and other journals. Among these was a series specially prepared for "Seribnet's Monthly," on doctrinal subjects, in which he admitted certain views, and in consequence was deposed from the ministry of the Protestant Reformed (Dutch) Church in 1877. Incessant labor and mental anxiety resulted in loss of health and he became insane. Dr. Blauvelt was an occasional writer of verse, and was the author of the " Kingdora of Satan " (New York, 1868)and of " The Present Religious Conflict" (1882).
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