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ROSSER, Leonidas, clergyman, born in Petersburg, Virginia, 31 July, 1815. He was graduated at Wesleyan university in 1838, and then entered the New York conference of the Methodist church. In 1839 he was transferred to the Virginia conference, where he has since been stationed, and was presiding .elder of the districts of Fredericksburg in 1852-'3, Norfolk in 1853-'6, Lynchburg in 1856-'8, Richmond in 1865-'9, and Randolph Macon in 1877-'81. Dr. Rosser was delegate to the general conference of the Methodist Episcopal church, south, every four years from 1850 till 1866, and during the civil war was general missionary to the Confederate army. In 1858 the degree of D.D. was conferred on him by Elnory and Henry college, and during 1858-'9 he edited the Richmond "Christian Advocate." His publications include "Baptism, its Nature, Obligation, Mode, Subjects, and Benefits" (Richmond, 1843); "Experimental Religion, embracing Justification, Regeneration, Sanctification, and the Witness of the Spirit" (1854) ; "Class-Meetings" (1855) ; "Recognition in Heaven" (1856) ; "Reply to Howell's' Evils of Infant Baptism'" (1856) ; and "Open Communion" (1858).
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