The Princeton Page... By The Willison Center

The Princeton Page serves as our file center for all Princeton or Presbyteran Church related items. We seem to keep uncovering important Discourses, Biographies and Historical records concerning these two most influential of American Institutions, so collating them into a single source center serves to make them easily available to any researcher seemed a logical step!

Most of these files also appear elsewhere in the Willison Center's Pages.

The years shown are the original publication dates.

Yale President Timothy Dwight's Sermon at the dedication of Andover Seminary is included here, as he was a grandson of Jonathan Edwards, and Andover served as the impetus for Princeton Seminary's formation.

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NEW !! Princeton's President John Mclean's "History of the College of New Jersey, Vol. 1. This Princeton History is one of the most detailed records available. Not available in modern print, or elsewhere on the Internet ( That we have found).

It is in Chapters 15 and 16, concerning John Witherspoon, that evidence becomes clear of the Biblcal Theology he taught framed the minds of Members of Congress, the Judiciatory, and State officers. He trained more men to be able "servants of Church and State",than any other College President. These include: James Madison, President of the U.S., 6 members, Continental Congress, 20 Senators, U.S. Congress, 23 U.S. Representatives, 14 Governors, and 3 U.S. Supreme Court Judges, and many others.

Available at Links 45 or 46.

Biographies of Eminent Princetonians and Presbyterians

Link 1. William Tennent, Jr. by Archibald Alexander 1851
Link 2. Jonathan Edwards 1856
Link 3. Samuel Davies 1837
Link 4. John Witherspoon 1837
Link 5. Jonathan Edwards the Younger 1836
Link 6. Timothy Dwight, D.D., ( Princeton, 1787)..President of Yale College. Part 1. A most remarkable story, especially concerning his support for higher education for women! 1823
Link 7. Timothy Dwight, D. D., Part 2, Pages 31 through 61
Link 8. Samuel Miller, D.D., Wall St. Presbyterian Pastor, later Princeton College Trustee and Princeton Seminary's Second Professor. His Intellectual Life Biography by Dr. De Witt. 1906
Link 9. James Manning, D.D., Princeton Class of 1762. Later President, Brown Univ., R.I. A Remarkable Life as Statesman, Church Leader, and Educator.
Link 10. The LOG COLLEGE, 1726, Princeton University's origins, and a Biography of Wm. Tennent, Sr. its founder. George Whitefield provides some rare insights! By A. Alexander, 1851
Link 11. Archibald Alexander, a remarkable preparation for his Professorship at Princeton Seminary, by John De Witt, D.D. 1906
Link 12. William T. Dwight, D.D. A Great grandson of Jonathan Edwards, and guest speaker at 10th Presb. Church, Phila. Pa.
Link 13. Alexander Macwhorter, D.D., American Revolution figure serving as a confidant of Washington, General Assembly Moderator, and a participant in the framing of the first Presbyterian Church Constitution. 1807 funeral sermon by Edward Dorr Griffin.
Link 14. David Nelson, M.D., Founder, Marion College, Missouri. This fan of Voltaire witnesses many of his patient's Near Death Experiences. Through this, he rejects Atheism for the Gospel.
Link 15. Oliver Ellsworth, LLD., Princeton Grad. 1766, appointed to U.S. Supreme court by Geo. Washington. A Patriot, and a Christian in all offices he held.
Link 16. THE ALEXANDER MACWHORTER PAGE.....His Biography and Selected Discourses on one Page.

Selected Discourses

Link 17. Dr. Eliphalet Nott, President of Union College (New York) addresses the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church concerning development of Foreign Missions 1806
Link 18. John Converse on the connection of U.S. Government and the Historic Christian Faith 1833
Link 19. Yale President Timothy Dwight's sermon at the Dedication of Andover Seminary . 1808
Link 20. Princeton President Samuel Davies' stunning treatise on.......... Immortality
Link 21. Presbyterian Pastor Daniel Dana's convincing sermon on the Deity of Christ. 1810
Link 22. Philip Lindsley (Acting President of the College of New Jersey in Princeton) in an stunning defense of the newly established Princeton Theological Seminary. This discourse had an unplanned inflammatory effect, as the Separation of Church & State and the need for world class theological and philosophical scholars finds enemies within and without the Church. 1821
Link 23. Daniel Dana....At the end of his ministry...on Trinitarian theology, his Dartmouth Presidency, and final encouragement to his congregation !
Link 24. Daniel Dana...His penetrating 1848 work on defending orthodox Reformed doctrines, and the corruption of Society if Ministers depart from it.
Link 25. Daniel Dana......Have The Churches The Presence of Christ ? Retrograde Deism, Atheism, intellectually contrasted with living faith New England once had.
Link 26. Cortlandt Van Rensselaer, CEO of the Presbyterian Board of Education on the importance of a well educated ministry..1850
Link 27. Yale President Timothy Dwight,...Concerning the human cost of the Atheistic Ideas of the so-called Enlightenment
Link 28. Princeton President Ashbel Green,.....Historical Account of the fate of Nations, and their only genuine hope of continued security. 1798
Link 29. Princeton President Ashbel Green, as Chaplain of Congress, writes a National Day of Prayer request for President John Adams. A war threat by France is the crisis.
Link 30. Cortlandt Van Rensselaer, D.D., His Sketch of the life of Stephen Grellet, ( 1772-1855) a French Aristocrat who escapes the Reign of Terrror, settles in America and becomes a Quaker Pastor. He travels the world, ministers to Kings, Queens and the Pope( ! ), survives pirates at sea, and much more.
Link 31. Cortlandt Van Rensselaer, D.D., Public Education, and its Historical Connection with the Bible, in the U.S. This is an Address to New York's Geneseo Academy, 1853
Link 32. John H. Rice, D.D., Moderator, 1820 General Assembly. His Discourse called for responsible use of learning, and confrontation of the growing influence of Infidelity in the Church.
Link 33. Edward Dorr Griffin, D.D. His Missionary Sermon to the General Assembly, Presbyterian Church 1805. Major discussion of Ontological and Cosmological themes !!
Link 34. Samuel Miller, D.D., His Sermon preached at Archibald Alexander's Inauguration as Princeton Seminary's first Professor, 1812. Very timely advise for present day ministers, also.
Link 35. Philip Milledoler, D.D., Rutgers Pres., Presbyterian G. A. Moderator. His Charge to Archibald Alexander as Princeton Seminary's First Professor of Didactic and Polemic Theology. 1812. Great wisdom for our own day's ministerial candidates !
Link 36. Archibald Alexander, D.D., His Inaugural Address, John Locke, Sir William James, and Luther's friend Weller are hilighted in this defence of the Bible as literally the Word of God. 1812
Link 37. 1776 Rev. Jacob Green, Advisor to Washington, on why continuing the war for Independence must succeed. Important functions defining Theology for creating Good Government expressed.
Link 38. 1809 Edward Dorr Griffin, D.D. His Farewell Sermon to his Congregation in Newark, in order to assume his Professorship at Andover Seminary. Their personal eternal state is his theme.
Link 39. 1803 Alexander Macwhorter, D.D. The Celestial State., or Life after Death
Link 40. 1803 Alexander MacWhorter, D.D. Hell, and its Eternal Torments for those who choose to go there. ( How to make sure you don't ! )

Princeton History & More Selected Discourses

Link 36. History of the College of New Jersey (Princeton) 1834
Link 37. History of the Founding of Princeton Theological Seminary 1837
Link 38. Incorporation of Princeton Theological Seminary by New Jersey's State Legislature 1824
Link 39. Princeton Seminary plan for Foreign Missions 1830
Link 40. The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church defines Separation of Church and State 1830
Link 41. Pastoral Letter on Revivals as recorded in the General Assembly Minutes 1832
Link 42. A Catalog of all College Presidents, ca. 1640-1834. including Princeton
Link 43. President Samuel Davies, His
Link 44. JUST WAR THEORY. 1746 Gilbert Tennent, and 1802 Abiel Abbot. Featured Excerpts.
Link 45. John Maclean's History of Princeton College, Vol 1, Part 1 of 2.
Link 46. John Maclean's History of Princeton College, Vol. 1, Part 2 of 2.