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WADSWORTH, Charles, clergyman, born in Litchfield, Connecticut, 8 May, 1814; died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1 April, 1882. After graduation at Union college in 1837 he was pastor of the 2d Presbyterian church in Troy, New York, in 1842-'50; of the Arch street Presbyterian church, Philadelphia, in 1850-'62; of a Presbyterian church in San Francisco in 1862-'9 ; of the 3d Reformed Dutch church, Philadelphia, in 1869-'73; of the Clinton street Presbyterian church, Philadelphia, in 1873-'9; and of the Clinton street Immanuel church, Philadelphia, in 1879-'82. Dr. Wadsworth was among the most eloquent divines of his day. The University of the city of New York gave him the degree of D. D. in 1857. His sermons were published, with a memoir (3 vols., Philadelphia, 1882-'4).
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