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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Taggart, Samuel 1754-1825

Annals of the American Pulpit, Volume 3 - 1860 (page 377)

Samuel Taggart was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. He was born in Londonderry, New Hampshire on March 24, 1754. He completed preparatory studies, and graduated from Dartmouth College in 1774. Taggart studied theology and was licensed to preach. He was ordained to the Presbyterian ministry on February 19, 1777, and installed as pastor of a church in Colrain, Massachusetts. He then journeyed as a missionary through western New York.
Taggart was elected as a Federalist to the Eighth and to the six succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1803 – March 3, 1817). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1816, but continued his service as pastor of the Colrain Presbyterian Church until October 28, 1818, when he resigned. He died on his farm in Colrain on April 25, 1825. His interment was in Chandler Hill Cemetery.

Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

A View of the Evidence of Christianity, and of the Inspiration of the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, collected principally from the Scriptures themselves. In Nine discourses, from Sundry Passages of Scripture. By Samuel Taggart, A.M., Pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Colrain. - 1811 - 384 pages
Discourse 1 - The Necessity of Revelation (1 Corinthians 1:21) - page 13
Discourse 2 - The Superior Excellence of Revelation, or the bible a book Containing Matter Worthy of God to Reveal, and Adapted to the Circumstances and necessities of Mankind (Psalm 19:7-9) - page 48
Discourse 3 - Particular Evidences of the Divine Authority and Inspiration of the Old Testament (Luke 16:29, 31) - page 85
Discourse 4 - Particular Evidences of the Divine Authority and Inspiration of the New Testament (2 Peter 1:16) - page 126
Discourse 5 - Prophecies of the Old Testament Fulfilled in Jesus of Nazareth (Acts 10:43) - page 177
Discourse 6 - A General View of the Accomplishment of Prophecy (2 Peter 1:21) - page 214
Discourse 7 - The Sacred Scriptures Transmitted to Us Without Any Material Alteration or Corruption (Psalm 138:2) - page 251
Discourse 8 - Objections Against Revelation Answered (Isaiah 40:21) - page 278
Discourse 9 - The Importance of an Intimate Acquaintance with the Scriptures, with General Reflections on the Whole Subject (John 5:39) - page 322

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