From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859.
January 5. –The professorship lately instituted by our most gracious sovereign, at King’s College in New York, is to be held by a tutor of the college, at the same time a clergyman. His business, besides teaching, will be to deliver annual lectures in defence of the Christian, and on the principles of natural religion. His title, the Regius Professor of Divinity, with a salary from the Crown. An incontestable evidence this, of his Majesty’s desire of supporting the Christian religion in America, as it is in England, by annual lectures in its defence. 1
1 Gaines’ New York Gazette, Jan. 9.