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JOHNSON, Alexander Bryan, author, born in Gosport, England, 29 May, 1786; died in Utica, New York, 9 September, 1867. He removed to the United States in 1801, settled in Utica. New York, was admitted to the bar, but did not practise, and engaged in banking for more than forty-five years. He published, besides numerous lectures and addresses, "The Nature of Value, Capital, etc." (New York, 1818); "The Philosophy of Human Knowledge" (1828); "Treatise on Language" (1836); "Religion in Relation to the Present Life" (1840); "The Meaning of Words Analyzed" (1854);" Physiology of the Senses" (1856); "An Encyclopedia of Instruction" (1857); and a "Guide to Right Understanding of our American Union" (1857).
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