Biography and History

A member of the Princeton Class of 1760, Blair served as a tutor until 1764, publishing the first official historical account of the College, An Account of the College of New Jersey (1764). He became a popular Presbyterian clergyman in Boston and in Germantown, Pa., where he finally settled. During the American Revolution he served as chaplain to the American armies, and in 1790 when the federal capital moved to Philadelphia he was appointed chaplain to Congress.

Source: From the finding aid for C0291

  • Samuel Blair Sermons. 1766-1769 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C0291

    Consists mainly of holograph sermons, some complete, some fragmentary, of Samuel Blair (Princeton Class of 1760), who served as chaplain to Congress in 1790.