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1814-1821
Inclusive dates
1814-1821
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Language
eng
Summary
Letters, 1814-1821, from Richard Channing Moore (1762-1841), Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church of Virginia, to Benjamin Allen (1789-1829) of Jefferson County, (West) Virginia, concerning Allen's work for the Episcopal Church in Jefferson County, Allen's effort to become a priest, and a debt which threatens to derail it. Letters also contain Moore's comments on revitalizing the church in Virginia, as well as a letter concerning Allen's move to a church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Biographical or historical data
Richard Channing Moore was born 21 August 1762 in New York, New York, to Thomas Moore (1722-1784) and Elizabeth Channing Moore (1728-1805). He attended King's College (Columbia University) and studied medicine, becoming a physician. Soon after commencing his practice, however, Moore decided to enter the ministry and was ordained a deacon in the Episcopal Church in July 1787, followed by his ordination as a priest in September 1787. In 1788, Moore was appointed rector of St. Andrew's Church in Staten Island, New York, remaining 21 years, before being appointed rector of St. Stephen's Church in New York City in 1809. In 1814 he was elected Bishop of the Virginia Diocese of the Episcopal Church and held that position for twenty-seven years, and served as rector of Monumental Church in Richmond, Virginia, at the same time. The second Bishop of Virginia, Moore revitalized a declining church, increasing its clergy from around seven in 1814 to 95 at the time of his death. Moore married Christian Jones (d. 1796) in 1784 in New York, and they had five children. He married Sarah Mersereau (d. 1824) 23 March 1797 in New York, and they had six children. Moore died in Lynchburg, Virginia, 11 November 1841, and was buried in Shockoe Cemetery in Richmond. His body was reinterred in Richmond's Hollywood Cemetery in 1880.
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Vi
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Letters
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  • The Library of Virginia
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  • 4
  • 19
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L & T Respess
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001530452
Type of unit
  • leaves and
  • p.

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