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SCOTT, Orange, clergyman, born in Brookfield, Vermont, 13 February, 1800; died in Newark, New Jersey, 31 July, 1847. His parents removed to Canada in his early childhood, and remained there about six years, but afterward returned to Vermont. The son's early education was limited to thirteen months' schooling at different places. He entered the Methodist ministry in 1822, and became one of the best-known clergymen of his denomination in New England. He was presiding elder of the Springfield district, Massachusetts, in 1830-'4, and of Providence district, Rhode Island, in 1834-'5. Mr. Scott was active as a controversialist. About 1833 he became an earnest antislavery worker, and his zeal in this cause brought much unpopularity upon him. His bishop preferred charges against him in 1838, before the New England conference, but they were not sustained. Finally, with others, he withdrew from the church in 1842, and on 31 May, 1843, organized the Wesleyan Methodist church in a general convention at Utica, New York, of which Mr. Scott was president. Till 1844 he conducted " The True Wesleyan," in advocacy of the principles of the new church, which were opposed both to slavery and to the episcopal form of church government. In 1846 failing health forced him to retire from the ministry. Besides many contributions to the press, he was the author of "An Appeal to the Methodist Episcopal Church" (Boston, 1838). See his life, by the Reverend Lucius C. Matlack (New York, 1847).
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