Porter, David 1761-1851
David Porter worked for two and a half years as a teacher in Portsmouth, N. H. after graduation from Dartmouth College in 1784 while prosecuting his theological studies. After being licensed to preach, he labored several months in Sanford, Maine. In due course, he accepted a call from the Congregational Church of Spencertown, N.Y. (1787-1803) where he also labored as a teacher, and later pastored the First Presbyterian Church in Catskill, N.Y. (1803-1831). Although retired from the pastoral ministry, Dr. Porter continued in the labors of the ministry to spread the Gospel in connection with various national institutions until about 1847. Due to infirmity, his last trip to the house of God was in 1847.
A Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and American Authors, Volume 2
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Annals of the American Pulpit, Volume 3 - 1860 (page 496)
A Dissertation on Christian Baptism: and The Subjects Therewith Immediately Connected, Comprised in a Series of Sections - David Porter - 1809 - 141 pages