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the provisions of the laws as they now are, received the degree of D. C. L. In 1836 he regulating the partition of real estate, and the emigrated to Canada, and, having held several allowing of aliens to hold real estate. The distinguished appointments in that country, law which, in 1819, put a final stop to the local went to New York in 1865 for the purpose slave-trade, originated with him.

of engaging in literary pursuits. Subsequently April 4.-SMYTIE, Prof. WILLIAM E., an he took charge of Christ Church in Elizabeth, accomplished scholar and teacher, Professor at N. J., and had been but a short time in charge Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Me., died sud- of the church at Newburg. denly in Brunswick.

April 8. - PRENTISS, Commodore GEORGE April 5.-HOWELL, Rev. ROBERT BOTLE O., ALDRICH, U. S. Navy, died near Charleston, D. D., an eminent Baptist clergyman and au- S. O., aged nearly 60 years. He was a native thor, died at Nashville, Tenn., aged 67 years. of New Hampshire (second son of John Pren

April 5. --- Magee, JOHN, a wealthy and tiss, of Keene, formerly editor of the Nero prominent citizen of Watkins, N. Y., died there, Hampshire Sentinel, now the oldest living ediaged 74 years. He was a native of

New York, tor in the United States), and entered the serand was a Representative from that State in Con- vice as midshipman, March 1, 1825, from that gress from 1827 to 1831, as a Jacksonian Dem- State, and was first on duty at the Portsmouth ocrat. He was one of the chief promoters Navy Yard. In 1827 he served in the sloop-ofof the Conhocton Valley Railroad, and a large war Lexington. After a three years' cruise he owner of coal-mines in Pennsylvania. His returned to the United States, and enjoyed a fortune was estimated at $40,000,000.

brief leave of absence, meanwhile being made April 5.-Stacy, Rev. NATHANIEL, an emi- a passed midshipman, June 4, 1831. The same nent and veteran Universalist minister, died in year he was ordered to the sloop-of-war BosColumbus, Pa., aged 90 years. He was born ton, in the Mediterranean. He was promoted in Massachusetts in 1778, studied theology with to a lieutenancy, February 9, 1837; was atRev. Hosea Ballou, at Dana, Mass., and com- tached to the receiving-ship Ohio, at Boston, menced preaching in 1802. In 1805 he re- in 1843; was made commander September 14, moved to New York State, and, after laboring 1845, and was made commodore on the retired there some years, preached in Pennsylvania, list July 16, 1860. Michigan, and other parts of the country, much April 9.-BARTLETT, GEORGE, an eminent of the time being a pioneer in his denomina- scholar and scientific journalist of New York, tion.

died in Providence, R. I. He was a gentleman April 8.-BATCHELDER, John PUTNAM, M. of rare accomplishments and his scientific arD., an eminent physician of New York City, ticles were copied in the first scientific journals President of the New York Academy of Medi- of Europe. In the variety of his learning he cine; died in New York. He was born in Mil- had few equals. ton, N. H., August 6, 1784, and was a great April 11.-DORSHEIMER, PHILIP, formerly hephew of General Israel Putnam. After a State Treasurer of New York, died in Buffalo, very thorough academical education, he com- N. Y., aged 71 years. He had been a resident of nenced the study of medicine, and in 1807 was Buffalo for nearly forty years, and had acquired icensed to practise. He did not graduate and a wide reputation as the proprietor of one of eceive the degree of M. D., however, until the leading hotels in that city. In politics he 815, when, after attendance on the lectures was a Democrat, until the organization of the f Harvard University Medical School, he re- Republican party, with which he at once identieived his diploma. He commenced practice fied himself, and became an active and influen

Charlestown, N. H., removed thence to tial member of that party. For many years Pittsfield, Mass.; afterward to Utica, N. Y., he held the office of postmaster, and latterly nd in 1843 to New York City. He was ap- that of collector of internal revenue for his ointed Professor of Anatomy in Castleton district. College, Vt., in 1817, and soon after Pro April 12.-C00K, JAMES M., formerly State

ssor of Surgical Anatomy in the Berkshire Comptroller for New York, died in Sarato[edical Institution at Pittsfield. He was a ga, aged 60 years. He had for many years accessful surgeon, and performed many opera- borne an active and honorable part in the poons of great extent, and requiring extraordi- litical history of the State. After filling sevry skill and daring. For many years he eral important positions, he was elected to the ade the treatment of diseases of the eye a State Senate in 1848 ; was reëlected in 1850,

ecialty. He published four small medical and subsequently was chosen Comptroller, in eatises, besides numerous essays, etc., in med- which responsible position he exhibited the 21 periodicals. He was President of the same capacity that had elsewhere won for him cademy of Medicine and of the New York the highest respect and commendation. Upon eclical Association in 1858.

the disorganization of the Whig party, with April 8.--- LUNDY, Rev. Franois JAMES, D. which he had always been identified, he united

L., an Episcopal clergyman, died suddenly with the Republican party, in whose conventaile engaged in his ministerial duties at St. tions and public movements he bore a con

aul's Church, Newburg, He was a native spicuous part. In 1864 he was again in the England, and graduated at Oxford, where he Senate.

April 16.-HALL, GEORGE, former Mayor of many years a teacher in elocution, and was the Brooklyn L. I., died in that city. He was author of a work on elocation which had a born September 21, 1795, and was a printer circulation of 125,000 copies. The principal by trade. The greater portion of his active work of his later life was the preparation of a life was devoted to the interests of Brooklyn, Bible, so printed as to show accent, rhetorical of which he was a trustee at the time it was pauses, and emphatic words. This immense incorporated as a city, and under the act of labor is complete, but has not yet been pubincorporation became its first mayor. In 1854 lished. he was again elected mayor. He early took April 25.-—BUEL, Hon. ALEXANDER W., died a strong stand for the cause of temperance, to in Detroit, Mich. He was born in Rutland which reform he devoted the best energies of County, Vt., in 1813; graduated at Middlebury his life. His philanthropy was one of the most College in 1830, studied law, and in 1884 reprominent features of his character, and his moved his residence to Michigan. In 1836 Le generosity toward the needy often led him to was attorney for the city of Detroit; in 187 be unjust to himself. His unflinching integrity was elected to the State Legislature, and again and nobleness of purpose won the respect and in 1847, and 1849 to 1851 was a Representative love of all classes of the community.

in Congress from Michigan, serving on the April 17.-HOMANS, JOHN, M. D., an emi- Committee on Foreign Affairs. nent and skilful physician of Boston, Mass., April 25.—Mason, Rev. HENRY M., D.D. died in that city. He was born in Boston in an Episcopal clergyman, died at Easton, Li

. 1793 ; studied at Phillips Academy, Andover; He had been rector of Christ Church in that graduated at Harvard College in 1812; re- town for thirty years. ceived his degree of M. D. in 1815, and entered April-:-WARD, HORATIO, a banker of welsupon the practice of his profession in Worces- known philanthropy, died in London. He was ter, where he remained one or two years. a native of New York, but had resided many From thence he removed to Brookfield, Mass., years in London. He left $100,000 to the Na where he practised until 1829, when he re- tional Soldiers' and Sailors' Home at Washing turned to Boston. For several years he was ton, D. O., and $100,000 for the benefit of or president of the Massachusetts Medical So- phans made by the late war. ciety.

May 3.-PITTS, SAMUEL, editor of the 16 April 23. — FIELD, JONATHAN EDWARDS, troit Advertiser, died in Detroit, Mich., sred an eminent lawyer of Massachusetts, died at 58 years. He was born at Fort Preble

, PortStockbridge, Mass. He was a son of Dr. land harbor, Maine; graduated at Harvard D. D. Field, and was born in Connecticut, College in the class of 1830; studied law, and July 11, 1813 ; graduated at Williams College practised his profession in Detroit twelve years in 1832 with the second honor of his class, and He subsequently engaged extensively in the immediately after commenced the study of manufacture of pine lumber, and withdrew ellaw in the office of his brother, David Dudley tirely from his profession. He built up a ver? Field, New York. At the age of twenty he large business, realizing therefrom a handsome removed to Michigan, and soon after began the fortune. practice of law at Ann Arbor, and was one of May 3.-STOHLMANN, Rev. CHARLES F. E the secretaries of the convention which ac- D. D.,

an eminent Lutheran clergyman, died in cepted the act of Congress for the admission New York, aged 58 years. He was born nese of Michigan into the Union. His health fail. Buckeburg, Schaumburg-Lippe, in 1810

, du? ing, after five years he returned to Stockbridge emigrated to this country in 1833. For thirty in 1839, where he resided until his death, en- years he was pastor of the St. Matthew's Gå gaged in the practice of his profession, and man Evangelical Lutheran Church in der serving the public in several capacities at dif- York. He was widely known as a writer in ferent times. In 1854 he was appointed by the Lutheran Herald, and other German Governor Washburn, under an act of the Le- pers. gislature, one of a commission to report a May 4.-RIPLEY, Miss MARIANNE, plan for the revision and consolidation of the nent teacher and scholar, sister of George statutes of Massachusetts. He served also as Ripley, died in Milwaukee, Wis. She was a member of the Massachusetts Senate in 1855, born

in Greenfield,

Mass., received a good Net 1863, 64, and '65, and was for three terms England education, and was for some years tha president of that body, an honor never before assistant of her father, who was engaged it conferred on one of its members. His courte- the mercantile business. About the year 1856 ous yet dignified manners and his profound she commenced teaching. Subsequently at legal attainments secured for him the

respect joined her brother and some of his frienes and esteem of the members of the legal profes- who afterward became eminent in literature sion, and in the community in which he re- in that utopian enterprise, the Brook Fire sided his death was universally regarded as a community, and gave to it her best energie great public loss.

and her most earnest labor. When this entes April 25.--Bronson, OHARLES P., & noted prise had utterly failed, she went to Concur. lecturer on physiology and elocution, died in Mass. (in 1848), and opened a school

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abandon it in consequence of ill health. In the law as his profession. In 1820 he located 1865 she removed to Milwaukee, where she re- for practice in Fayette County, Ind., and was mained until her death. She was a woman of the same year Assistant Clerk in the House of high intellectual attainments, and her sympa- Representatives, and the following year Assistthies were deeply enlisted in the cause of edu- ant Secretary of the State Senate. In 1822 he cation.

was President Judge of the Fifth Judicial DisMay 5.-RIDGLEY, Commodore DANIEL B., trict; in 1825 Secretary of State ; in 1829, AtC. S. Navy, died in Philadelphia, Pa. He was torney for the State; in 1839, a Representative a native of Kentucky, but a resident of Balti- in Congress

, also in 1845 and 1847; in 1850, more. He entered the service in 1828, and was President Judge, and subsequently postmaster made commodore in 1866.

at Indianapolis four years. He served in the May 8.- Pope, Judge BURRELL Thomas, died State militia as brigadier-general, quarterin Gadsden, Ala. He was born in Oglethorpe master and adjutant-general. In 1867 he reCounty, Ga., January 7, 1813; studied law in sumed the practice of his profession. the office of Judge Clayton, of Athens, Ga., May 21.--DYCKMAN, Colonel GARRETT W., and was admitted to the bar in 1836. The fol- U.S. Volunteers, died in New York City. He lowing year he removed to Wetumpka, Ala., was a native of New York, and commenced his where he practised his profession until 1844, military career in the Mexican War, which he when he removed to Ashville, continuing his entered as captain of Company K, First New practice until 1867. From thence he went to York Volunteers, and participated in the siege Gadsden, Ala., where in the summer of 1867 ho of Vera Cruz, the battles of National Bridge, was appointed Judge of the Twelfth Judicial Cerro Gordo, where he was severely wounded Circuit of Alabama by Major-General Pope, in the shoulder, Contreras, etc., and was also which office he filled faithfully and efficiently engaged in the

reduction of the city of Mexico. until his death.

At the close of the war he was brevetted coloMay 12.- HARRINGTON, GEORGE N. ("George nel for bravery and meritorious conduct; and Christy'), a "negro minstrel" of decided talent, on his return home he was elected Register died in New York City, aged 40 years. He of the County of New York. During the late was born in Palmyra, N. Y. In 1847 he joined war he served as lieutenant-colonel of the the Christy troupe, whose name he was induced First New York Volunteers, and, on the retireto take, and very soon became one of the most ment of Colonel Allen, succeeded to the colopopular minstrel performers in the profession. nelcy. He visited California, and realized large profits May 21.–Lyon," Rev. JOHN O., a Methodist from his performances, but his free and gener- clergyman, author, and scholar, died at Catonous nature prevented him from accumulating ville, Baltimore County, Ma., aged 66 years. property.

He was the founder of the German Methodist dlay ‘15.-WALOOT, CHARLES M., Senior, a Church in America, and was a minister of that comic actor and dramatic writer of much abil- church over forty years. He was a fine scholar ity, died in Philadelphia, Pa., aged 60 years. and linguist, and the author of several theoIle was a native of England, and studied his logical works of note, and translator of many profession in his own country, but entered theological writers. upon its practice in America. He won for May 22.--Fagan, Rev. PETER O., a Roman himself much popularity in New York at the Catholic priest, died in Brooklyn, L. I., aged old Olympic Theatre and at Wallack's, as well 34 years. He was well known for his chariis in different parts of the country. In 1866 table and philanthropic nature. At the time ne removed his residence to Philadelphia. Mr. of his death he was pastor of St. Patrick's Walcot was a very prolific playwright as well Church, Brooklyn. is a popular actor. Among his numerous May 27.--L'HERITIER, ANDRÉ, an editor and ramas were the following: "Hiawatha, or scholar, died in New York City, aged 28 years. \rdent Spirits and Laughing Water,"). “Wash. He was a native of Paris, and, after completing agton," "Don Giovanni in Gotham,”. “David his education at the Lycée Bonaparte, emopperfield," "Richard III. to Kill," "The braced the profession of journalism, and soon \ustoms of the Country," and "Snip-Snaps.”' distinguished himself as an elegant writer. In

May 19.—DEACON, BENAJAH, U. S. Marshal 1858 he accepted an appointment as secretary > New Jersey, died at Mount Holly, N. J. to the French company whose intention was le was appointed to his office during Presi- to cut a canal through the Isthmus of Nicaraent Lincoln's first term.

gua. The undertaking proving a failure, he May 19.-WICK, Judge WILLIAM W., died in returned to New York after two years' sojourn ranklin County, Ohio. He was born in Can- in the tropics, with shattered health, from

sburg, Washington County, Pa., February which he never recovered. For the last four 3. 1796. He received a classical education, years of his life he was managing editor of the ict was pursuing a collegiate course, when the Courrier des États Unis.

ath of his father threw him upon his own May 31.--MCMURRAY, WILLIAM, a prominent sources; he then devoted himself to teaching, New York official, died in that city. About sing his leisure hours to the study of medi- 1853 he was elected State Senator from the

e until 1818, when he was induced to adopt fourth district, and served one term in the Le

gislature. In 1864 he received from Governor this work he threw all his energies, and for Seymour the appointment of Commissioner of more than two years, though broken in health, the Board of Metropolitan Police, and Treasurer labored with unflagging zeal. At the close of of that Board, until 1866.

the war, he was directed by the Commission to June 3.—SILLIMAN, GOLD SELLECK, an emi- take charge of the newly-organized “Lincola nent lawyer and citizen of Brooklyn, L. I., died Home," in New York City, a position for which in that city, aged 91 years. He was a son of he was eminently qualified. In the spring of Gold Selleck Silliman, and an elder brother of 1867, Dr. Marsh was appointed professor in the Professor Benjamin Silliman, and was born in newly-organized Rutgers Female College of Fairfield, Conn., October 26, 1777, graduated New

York, but declined the position. His death with high honors at Yale College in the class of was indirectly the result of being thrown from 1766; studied law, and entered upon the prac- his carriage, which, in his enfeebled conditioc. tice of his profession in Newport, R. I. In gave a shock to his system from which he could 1815 he removed to New York City, and en- not rally. tered into commercial business. On retiring June 10.-CASE, Rev. JOEL TITUS, & Presbyfrom this, at an advanced age, he was appointed terian clergyman, and editor; died at Victoria

, postmaster of Brooklyn, which office he re- Texas, aged 65 years. He was born in Ohio

. tained several years.

After leaving college, he was an editor in VoJune 6.-BULLITT, ALEXANDER C., & Ken- bile, Ala., and subsequently in Galveston

, tuckian journalist, died at Louisville, Ky., aged Texas. In 1841 he accompanied the famous 60 years. He was a native of Louisville, but Santa Fé Expedition as geological journalist; removed to New Orleans about 1833, and soon but, through the treachery of the officers in after became editor of the New Orleans Bee, command of his company, he was captured by which under his management became an able the Mexicans and carried to Mexico, where he and influential organ of the Whig party. In was imprisoned three months in chains. He 1844 he assumed the proprietorship of the effected his escape, and, returning to Mobile

. Delta. In 1848, in the struggle for the elec- resumed his editorial labors. In 1848 he te tion of General Taylor, he took a leading po- turned to his native State, and, having pursued sition in the field of politics, and contributed a course of theological study, received ordinswith his pen to the success of General Taylor. tion in the Presbyterian Church (0.S.). He He went to Washington with the incoming began his ministry in Texas, but, his health administration and took the editorial charge of failing, he engaged in teaching, and was so dethe Republic, the organ of the Whig policy. cupied until his death. On the death of General Taylor, Mr. Bullitt re June 11.-THOMAS, Rev, BENJAMIN C, S tired from the active duties of the press, and Baptist clergyman, and missionary to Burmal spent four years in European travel. From died in New York City. He was a native of that period his contributions to the press were New Hampshire, and was by trade a carpetfew.

ter, but upon his conversion decided to study June 8.-OUSHING, General STEPHEN B., for- for the ministry, and entered the academy at merly Attorney-General of the State of New Worcester, Mass., graduated at Brown CiYork, died in New York, aged 55 years. He versity, in 1847, and completed his theologiwas educated for the law, and practised his cal course at Newton. Having been desire profession in Ithaca, Tompkins County, N. Y., nated for the Karen mission at Tavoy, he was which county he represented in the State As- ordained in October, 1850, and sailed, with sembly in 1852. In 1855 he was elected At- his wife, for Calcutta. His labors were cuttorney-General by the American party, and af- stant, and extended over a period of eighteen ter the completion of his term resumed the years. In October, 1866, the missionary copractice of law in New York. He was an able vention, at Rangoon, assigned him a new fieiu jurist, and gifted with fine oratorical powers. of labor, the charge of the churches at Bas

June 9.--Marsa, Marvin M., M. D., a dis- sein; but, after a year of severe toil, his health tinguished teacher and philanthropist, died at demanded his immediate return to the TniCarson, Ohio, aged 56 years. He was born in ted States, and he died the week of his arrival Pompey, N. Y., graduated at Hamilton Col- in New York. lege, Clinton, in 1836, with honor, and imme June 12.-GARNER, PETER M., a pioneer is diately commenced teaching in the Academy at the antislavery movement, died in ColuzaManlius, and afterward at Eaton, N. Y. . Turn- bus, Ohio, aged 58 years. In 1845, with tho ing his attention to the study of medicine, he other citizens, he was seized by Virginians an! graduated honorably at the Albany Medical taken to Richmond, and held in close colCollege in 1841, and entered upon his profes- finement six months, on a charge of assistin

, sion with so much zeal and devotion that he slaves to escape from their bondage, at the en: was prostrated by a dangerous attack of sick- of which time he was released on his own ré ness in 1843, from the effects of which his con- cognizance. stitution never fully rallied. During the late June 15.-BRADLEY, WARREN ITES, better war he accepted from the U. S. Sanitary Com- known as "Glance Gaylord," a gifted Fouri mission the position of chief agent and general author, died at Bristol, Conn., aged 21 years inspector in the department of the South. Into His education was conducted by his uncle

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Prof. Newton Manross, under whose tuition N. Y. He was born at Herkimer, N. Y., he made rapid progress in literature and April 30, 1811; graduated at Union College, science. Within a space of three or four in 1836; studied law, and, on his admission years he gave to the public thirteen books, to the bar, removed to Oswego, and entered besides numerous articles for papers and upon the practice of his profession. In the magazines. His “Culm Rock” took a prize years 1844–1848 he ably represented his senaof $350, over seventy-two competitors." He torial district, then composed of the counties was a young man of remarkable purity of of Oneida, Oswego, Madison, Lewis, Jefferson, character, and refinement of taste and feel- and Otsego, in the State Senate, which then, ing, but his physical strength was far from also, sat as a Court of Errors. In 1852 he was being commensurate with his mental vigor. appointed collector of the port of Oswego, by

June 16.—ALLEN, Hon. WILLIAM STICKNEY, President Pierce, and held that position for an editor, formerly Secretary of the Territory four years, discharging its duties with fidelof New Mexico, died in Franklin County, Mo. ity, and to entire satisfaction. He then reHe was born in Newburyport, Mass., in April, sumed the practice of law. In the spring of 1805; studied at Phillips Academy, Mass., and 1866, Mr. Talcott removed to Utica, where he graduated at Dartmouth College with honor, remained till his death. at the age of nineteen. In 1832 he repre June 22.-BRINSMADE, THOMAS O., M. D., an sented the County of Essex, in the Massachu- eminent physician of Troy, former President setts Legislature, and for nearly twelve years of the N. Y. State Medical Society, died sudedited the Newburyport Herald. In 1837 he denly at Troy, aged 65 years. He was Viceremoved to Missouri, and was connected with President of the American Medical Society, different papers until 1856, when he took President of the State Medical Society in 1867, charge of the St. Louis Republican, with and was one of the delegates to the Paris which he was connected until his death. In Scientific Congress in 1867. He was also 1849 he was appointed Registrar of the Land- President of the Board of Directors of the Office, under General Taylor's administration, “Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute," and had and soon after was in the Missouri Legislature. for years taken a deep interest in its growth In 1851 he was appointed Secretary of the and success. As a physician, Dr. Brinsmade Territory of New Mexico, under Fillmore's stood in the very front rank of his profession administration, and in 1855 was elected Justice in the States. of the St. Louis County Court.

June 22.–KIMBALL, HEBER O., one of the June 17.—WALBRIDGE, Hon. David S., died Mormon leaders, a member of the First Presiin Kalamazoo, Mich. He was born in Ben- dency, and next in authority to Brigham nington, Vt., July 30, 1802, received his edu- Young, died at Salt Lake City, aged 67 years. eation in the common schools of the town, Of his early life little is known, till 1837, and afterward was merchant and miller. In when he became a convert at Kirtland, Ohio, 1842 he moved to Michigan, and represented and was soon after sent with Orson Hyde, that State in Congress, from 1854 to 1859, since assassinated, as a missionary to England entering the House as a Democrat, but dis- for the new faith. On his return, a year afterigreeing with the Democracy on the Territo- ward, he joined his fortunes with the Morrial question, and joining the movement which mons in Ray County, Mo., and with that peculed to the organization of the Republican party. liar people bore persecutions and expulsions From the period of Mr. Walbridge's resignation from that State and from Illinois, till the pilof his seat in Congress, to that of his death, he grimage to Salt Lake inaugurated for the ived in retirement.

society comparative peace and decided prosJune 18.-Oollins, Mrs. SARAH, a venera- perity. At this place he arrived in the auole lady of Westfield, N. J., died there, aged tumn of 1846, and was made the head priest | 02 years. She retained her intellectual and of the order of Melchisedek, with the religious physical faculties until a short time previous title of Elder Kimball. From that time, o her decease.

till his death, he expounded Mormonism, inJune 19.-Doty, JOSEPH M., a journalist, culcating, both by precept and by example, lied at Jacksonville, Fla. He was born at the peculiar views of that body. fartinsburg, Lewis County, N. Y., in April, June 26.–PoE, ADAM, D. D., an eminent 1820, but passed his early life at Ogdensburg; Methodist clergyman, died in Cincinnati

, Ohio. graduated at Union College, studied law, and He was born in Columbia County, Ohio, in vas admitted to the bar. In 1844 he was 1804. His early years were spent upon his ippointed postmaster of Ogdensburg, and re- father's farm, and his education was obtained ained that position several years, when he re- at the schools in the neighborhood, and under igned. Having had some experience in jour- the direction of a Presbyterian clergyman, to ialism, he removed, in 1847, to Buffalo, where whom he was greatly indebted for his literary le became connected with the Courier. Sub- tastes and the subsequent path of study, which lequently he was editor of the Fernandina he followed. In 1827 he entered the ministry, Courier, in Florida, and the latter part of his and engaged heartily in the pioneer work, until, ife devoted himself to horticultural pursuits. in 1835, he was made presiding elder. In 1852 June 21.–TALCOTT, Enock B., died in Utica, he was elected assistant agent of the Western

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