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January 08, 1817

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Massachusetts, January 8, 1817

* Hamilton College, Clinton, New York
* Reverend Dr. Azel Backus


Among the page 2 "Deaths" is one that reads: "At his residence at Hamilton College, in New-York State, after a...severe attack of the fever, The Reverend Doctor Backus, President of that Institution....[he] was universally considered...one of the most eminent preachers and divines in the country. Upon the establishment of Hamilton College, he was chosen the first President, and have ever since presided over that seminary..."

Other news of the day includes: "The General Court" "From Hayti" "From New Orleans" and more with advertisements.

Little spine wear, otherwise good. 4 pages.

Category: Pre-Civil War