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CHAPIN, Alonzo Bowen, clergyman, born in Somers, Connecticut, 10 March, 1808; died in Hartford, 9 July, 1858. He left the study of theology for the law, was admitted to the bar in 1831, and established himself at Wallingford. He edited the "Chronicle of the Church," an Episcopal paper at New Haven, for eight years, and, resuming his theological studies, was ordained in 1838; was rector of Christ church, West Haven, until 1850, and of St. Luke's, Glastenbury, until 1855, when he removed to Hartford and edited the "Calendar." Dr. Chapin is the author of a "Classical Spelling-Book";" A View of the Organization and Order of the Primitive Church" (1845); "Views of Gospel Truth" ; "Glastenbury for 200 Years" (1853); "Puritanism not Protestantism" (1847). He also contributed to the "Knickerbocker," "Christian Spectator," "American Quarterly Review,"" Church Review," and "New York Review."
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