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John Henry Hobart, the greatest of New York bishops, was a major figure in helping revive the U.S. Episcopal Church after being mostly on the wrong side in the Revolutionary War. He doubled the number of clergy, quadrupled the missionaries, planted churches all over New York State and started mission work with the Oneida Indians, while serving also as rector of Trinity Church, Wall Street, helping to found General Seminary and reviving Geneva, now Hobart, College. He was everywhere, one of those amazing missionary bishops with which The Episcopal Church has rarely been blessed.

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