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PETTINGILL, Amos, clergyman, born in Salem, New Hampshire, 9 August, 1780; died in Salem Bridge, Connecticut, 17 August, 1830. He was graduated at Harvard in 1805, and was pastor of Methodist Episcopal churches in New York and Connecticut from his ordination in 1807 until his death. He was also a successful teacher. He published a "View of the Heavens" (1826)" "The Spirit of Methodism" (1829)" some occasional sermons, and a rotary celestial map. See a memoir of him by Luther Hart (Boston, 1832).
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