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Londonderry Presbyterian Church [NH[
1855 - Board of Missions Certificate
Superb Steel Engraving
Signed by Jacob J. Janeway and G.W. Musgrave. for the contribution
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Measures 18.5" x 13.25"
Some dampstaining visible, altogether very presentable.
P.S. Duval, Lithographer, Phila.
Rev. Jacob J. Janeway was
born in the city of New York, Nov. 1774. He pursued his academical
studies in Columbia College, and graduated with distinguished honour in
that institution. His theological education was conducted under the late
venerable Dr. Livingston, so long the ornament of the Dutch Church in
America. He was ordained in 1799, to the sacred ministry, and installed
as an associate pastor with the Eev. Ashbel
Green, D. D., over the Second Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia.
In 1818, he was chosen Moderator of the General Assembly, and for
many years acted first as Chairman of the Committee of Missions, and
afterward as President of the Board of
Missions, an office which he filled at the time of his death.
In 1813, he was elected a Director of the Theological Seminary at
Princeton, an institution in the origin of which he took
an active part, and continued through life one of its most faithful and
important friends. He was elected Vice-President of the Board of
Directors, and after the death of Dr. Green, was made President of the
Board. He was elected a Trustee of the College of New Jersey, at
Princeton, in 1813, and at different times served in that capacity
thirty-three years. He continued to serve as Pastor of the Second
Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia until 1828, when he was chosen by
the General Assembly to fill the Chair of Didactic Theology in the
Western Theological Seminary at Allegheny, Pennsylvania. After resigning
that position he was called to the Pastoral office of the First Dutch
Reformed Church in this city, in 1830, and in 1833 was made
Vice-President of Rutgers College. After his resignation of that office,
he devoted his time to the general service of the Church, labouring
assiduously in the Boards of Foreign and Domestic Missions, and in the
oversight of our Theological and Collegiate Institutions, and in the use
of his pen as long as his strength lasted. The numerous offices to which
he was elected by the choice of his brethren, and his long continuance
in those offices, are proofs of the high estimation in which he was
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