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JOLLY, ALEXANDER, D.D., a pious and learned divine, for many years bishop of Moray, was born in 1755. On Jun 24, 1796, he was consecrated at Dundee by Bishop Abernethy Drummond, Bishop Macfarlane, and Bishop Strachan, being raised to the episcopate, as coadjutor to Bishop Macfarlane, who almost immediately thereafter resigned Moray to his spiritual jurisdiction, retaining under his own superintendence the extensive districts of Ross and Argyle. Bishop Jolly continued to officiate as pastor of a congregation at Fraserburgh till his death, June 29, 1838, in the 83d year of his age, and 42d of his episcopate. The reputation of this venerable and highly respected prelate, for profound and varied learning, extended far beyond the limits of the church of which he was such a distinguished ornament. His long life was devoted to the duties of his ministry, and the study of the Scriptures in their original languages, as well as of the writings of the Fathers; and the result is partly displayed in his valuable work on the Eucharist, published in 1831. In 1826 he produced a “Friendly Address to the Episcopalians of Scotland on Baptismal Regeneration.’ In the department of practical divinity he published, in 1828, ‘Observations on the several Sunday Services throughout the year.’

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