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POTTS, George, clergyman, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 15 March, 1802; died in New York city, 15 September, 1864. He was graduated at the University of Pennsylvania in 1819, and at Princeton theological seminary in 1822. He was pastor of the Presbyterian church in Natchez, Mississippi, in 1823-'35, of the Duane street church, New York city, in 1836-'44, and of the University place church from its completion in the latter year until his death. He engaged in a once celebrated controversy with Bishop Wainwright, of the Protestant Episcopal church, in 1844, on the subject of episcopal ordination, which was published under the title of "No Church without a Bishop" (New York, 1845). He also published pamphlets and sermons.--His daughter, MARY ENGLES. born in Natchez, Mississippi, in 1827 ; died in New York city in 1858, translated from the Swedish of Lewis F. Bungener "The Preacher and the King" (Boston, 1853) and "Priest and Huguenot" (1854). See her "Memorial" (New York, 1860).
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