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Acrelius, Israel

(1714–1800). B. and educ. Swed.; provost* of the Swed. chs. along the Delaware and pastor at Ft. Christina (Wilmington, Delaware) 1749–55/56. Recalled to Swed.; pastor Fellingsbro, diocese of Västeras. Wrote Description of the Former and Present Condition of the Swedish Churches in What Was Called New Sweden (Stockholm, 1759). A friend of H. M. Mühlenberg, he defended him and his coworkers. See also Parlin, Olaus; Reynolds, William Morton.

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