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LE MERCIER, Andrew (leh-mair'-se-ay'), clergyman, born in Caen, France, in 1692; died in Boston, Massachusetts, 31 March, 1763. He was graduated at Geneva, and immediately afterward, in 1715, came to this country through the influence of Andrew Faneuil, to succeed Reverend Pierre Daille as pastor of the French Protestant church in Boston, over which he presided till 1748. He built a house for the relief of shipwrecked mariners on the Isle of Sables, to which he sent provisions, and which was the means of saving many lives. He wrote "The Church History of Geneva, in Five Books, with a Political and Geographical Account of that Republic" (Boston, 1732), and a "Treatise against Detraction" (1733).
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