Reformer; born in New Britain, Conn.
, Dec. 8, 1810.
At the age of sixteen he was apprenticed to a blacksmith.
In order to read the Scriptures in their original language, he learned Greek
and Hebrew, and read these with so much ease that he continued his studies and mastered many other languages.
He was called “the learned blacksmith.”
He became a reformer, and went to England
in 1846, where he formed the “League of universal Brotherhood,” for the abolition of war, slavery, and other national evils.
He was appointed United States consul at Birmingham
in 1865, and returned home in 1870.
He died in New Britain, March 9, 1879.