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BUTLER, Clement Moore, clergyman, born in Troy, New York, 16 October, 1810. He was graduated at Washington (now Trinity) College, Hartford, Connecticut, in 1833, and at the General theological seminary, New York, in 1836. From 1837 to 1854 he was pastor of churches in New York City, Palmyra,, New York, Georgetown, District of Columbia, Boston, Massachusetts, and Washington, District of Columbia He was chaplain of the United States senate from 1849 till 1853. From 1854 till 1857 he had charge of Christ church, Cincinnati, Ohio, and then returned to Washington, where he was again rector of Trinity church till 1861. From that time till 1864 he was chaplain to the United States minister at Rome, Italy, and rector of Grace church in that city. He returned to the United States in 1864, and became professor of ecclesiastical history in the divinity school of the Protestant Episcopal church in Philadelphia, resigning in 1884 on account of failing health. He has published "The Year of the Church," hymns for the feasts and festivals of the church, for young people (Utica, New York, 1840); "The Flock Fed," confirmation lessons (New York, 1845); "The Book of Common Prayer interpreted by its History" (Boston, 1846; 2d ed., enlarged, Washington, District of Columbia, 1849); "Old Truths and New Errors" (New York, 1848); " Lectures on the Revelation of St. John" (1850); "Addresses in Washington" (Cincinnati, 1858); "Ritualism of Law" (1859); "St. Paul in Rome" (Philadelphia, 1865); "Inner Rome" (1866); "Manual of Ecclesiastical History, from the First to the Nineteenth Century" (2 vols., Philadelphia, 1868 and 1872); " History of the Book of Common Prayer" (1879); and "History of the Reformation in Sweden" (New York, 1883). Dr. Butler has also published about forty occasional sermons, among them the funeral sermons of John C. Calhoun and Henry Clay, printed by order of the United States senate.
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