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Perkins, James Handasyd 1810-1849 Author; born in Boston, Mass., July 31, 1810; received an academic education; settled in Cincinnati, O., in 1832; later became a Unitarian minister; deeply interested himself in prison reform; and was first president of the Cincinnati Historical Society. His publications include Digest of the constitutional opinions of chief-justice John Marshall; Christian civilization; and Annals of the West. He died in Cincinnati, O., Dec. 14, 1849.