LONGSTREET, AUGUSTUS BALDWIN, LL.D., 1799-1870; b. Augusta, Ga.; mradu ated at Yale in 1813; studied law at the celebrated school in Litchfield, Conn., ail v4'as admitted to the bar iu Richmond co., Ga., in 1815; began his legal practice in Greens borough, Ga., and soon rose to eminence in his profession. In 1821 he was a member of the legislature, and in 182'2 made judge of the court in the Ocmulgee circuit, but soon resigned his judicial honors, continued the practice of the law at Augusta, and established there the Sentinel newspaper, which in 1838 was consolidated with the Chronicle. In 1838 lie abandoned the legal profession to become a clergyman, united himself with the Methodist conference of Georgia, and was at once assigned to a pastorate in Aug,usta. In 1839 he was elected president of Emory college, Oxford, Ga., holding the position until 1848, when he was made president of Centenary college, La., but wa.s
soon afterwards transferred to the university of Mississippi at Oxford. He was a mem ber of the general conference held in the city of New York in 1844, and took a con• spicuous part in the debates upon the case of bishop Andrew (involving the question of slavery), which ended in a rupture of the M. E. church into the northern and southern bodies. He was ail active politician of the state rights democratic school, and a sup porter of slavery. Among his writings may be mentioned Letters from Georgia to Massa chusetts; Letters to Clergymen of the Northern Methodist Church; and A Review of the Decision of the Supreme Court of the United States in the Case of _McCulloch v. The State of Maryland.
His literary writings were of a humorous character, and among these were Georgi4 Scenes and Master William Millen, 07 the Youth of Brilliant Talents who was 1?uinecl by Bad Luck. Died at Oxford, Miss.