Clergyman; born in Newport, R. I.
, April 7, 1780; graduated at Harvard in 1798 with highest honors; was a teacher in a private family in Richmond, Va.
, for a year afterwards; and, returning in feeble health in 1802, studied theology, and became pastor of the Federal Street Church in Boston
, June 1, 1803.
All through his laborious life he suffered from ill-health.
In 1822 he sought physical improvement by a voyage to Europe
, and in 1830 he went to St. Croix, W. I.
, for the same purpose.
With a colleague he occasionally officiated in the pulpit until 1840, when he resigned.
In August, 1842, he delivered his last public address at Lenox, Mass.
, in commemoration of the abolition of slavery in the West Indies
. Mr. Channing
contributed much towards stimulating anti-slavery feeling.
He died in Bennington, Vt.
, Oct. 2, 1842.