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A native of Kelso, Scotland, Laidlie was ordained in the Church of Scotland in 1759. He accepted a call to the ministry of the Dutch Reformed Church in New York in 1763. This portrait of Dr. Laidlie was painted in New York and reproduced as a mezzotint by John Wesley Jarvis.
Gift of Mrs. Walter Pierson in memory of her cousin, Richard Varick Dey
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