Clergyman; born in Boston
, June 11, 1814.
Educated at Harvard and the Divinity School at Cambridge
, he was ordained pastor of the first Unitarian Church in New York City in January, 1838.
he remained its pastor
until his death, Jan. 30, 1882.
He was the projector of the Christian inquirer
, in 1843, and he occupied from the beginning a conspicuous place in the pulpit, in letters, and in social life, wielding great influence for good.
was one of the originators of the United States Sanitary commission
(q. v.), which performed such prodigious benevolent work during the late Civil War
. He was president of the Commission from the beginning.
Besides numerous pamphlets and published discourses.
was the author of a collection of sermons on Christian doctrine
, published in 1869; and later he gave a picturesque account of a European tour in 1868-69, in 2 volumes, entitled The old world in its New face