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Seabury, Samuel (09 June 1801–10 October 1872), Episcopal clergyman and journalist, was born in New London, Connecticut, the son of Charles Seabury, a cleric, and Anne Saltonstall. The family moved to Setauket, Long Island, in 1814. Seabury’s family, a long, established line of clerics, included a grandfather (and namesake) who was the first bishop of the Episcopal church in America. Charles Seabury, however, was a modest and uninspiring cleric, and his reduced economic circumstances markedly affected the education and early career of his son. Seabury’s early formal education was limited to various village schools, and rather than being permitted to study the classical languages as a preparation for college, he was instead apprenticed to a furniture maker in New York City. This was a traumatic experience for Seabury, a “bleeding of self-pride,” which he movingly recalled in his personal narrative written in 1831. His narrative includes descriptions of apprentice life and working-class religion and mores as seen through the eyes of a genteelly reared young man. His apprenticeship proved a failure, and he instead dedicated himself to the task of self-education, particularly in the classical languages. He received an honorary M.A. from Columbia College in 1826. Seabury was married three times: to Lydia Huntington Bill (1829–1834); to Hannah Amelia Jones (1835–1852); and to Mary Anna Jones (1854–1872). Altogether he had six children....