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BRUEN, Matthias, clergyman, born in Newark, New Jersey, 11 April, 1793; died in New York City, 6 September, 1829. He was fond of books, and when only six years old would sometimes lock himself in a room that he might read undisturbed. He was graduated at Columbia in 1812 and licensed to preach in 1816 ; but failing health forced him to travel in Europe for the next three years. He was ordained in London, 4 November, 1818, and took charge of the "American chapel of the oratory" in Paris for six months before returning to this country. After another visit to Europe in 1821, he became in 1822 a missionary in New York City, and as a result of his work the Bleecker street congregation was formally organized, 22 April, 1825. He was installed as its pastor on 14 June, 1825, and held the Office until his death. Mr. Bruen published "Essays descriptive of Scenes in Italy and France" (Edinburgh, 1822); a sermon on taking leave of his congregation in Paris (1819); a Thanksgiving sermon delivered at Woodbridge, New Jersey (1821); and contributed to various periodicals. A memoir of him written by Mrs. Duncan, of Scotland, was published in New York in 183l.
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