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REMINGTON, Stephen, clergyman, born in Bedford, Westchester County, New York, 16 May, 1803: died in Brooklyn, N, Y., 23 March, 1869. I]e held revival meetings when sixteen years old, and was admitted to the New York M. E. conference in 1825. While preaching to large congregations in Brooklyn and Albany, New York, Boston, Massachusetts, and other cities, he pursued the study of medicine, obtained the degree of M. D. from Harvard in 1845, and practised incidentally with success, hi 1845, while he was pastor of a church in Lowell, Massachusetts, he withdrew from the Methodist communion and joined the Baptists. He subsequently held pastorates in New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and Brooklyn. His " Reasons for Becoming a Baptist" (1849) was translated into various foreign languages. It was followed by " A Defence of Restricted Communion," which also had a wide circulation.
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