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HAWLEY, Bostwick, clergyman, born in Camillus, New York, 8 April, 1814. He was graduated at Wesleyan university in 1838, taught in Cazenovia, New York, in 1838-'42, joined the Oneida conference of the Methodist Episcopal church in 1839, and has held numerous pastorates in New York state. In 1872-'81 he was superintendent of public schools in Bennington, Vermont Wesleyan university, of which he has been a trustee since 1871, conferred on him the degree of D. D. in 1863. He has published, besides various sermons and school reports, "Close Communion" (New York, 1863); "Manual of Methodism" (1868); "Nature, Design, and General Rules of the Methodist Episcopal Church" (Philadelphia, 1870); "Working and Speaking for Christ" (New York, 1873); "Ministerial Education" (1875); "Dancing as an Amusement" (1877); "Beauties of the Reverend George Herbert" (1877); "A Plea for the Intemperate" (1879); "Culture and Christianity" (1880); "Prominent Doctrines and Peculiar Usages of the Methodist Episcopal Church Stated and Defended" (1879); "The Gospel and Scepticism" (1880); "The Shield of Faith" (Cincinnati, 1880); and "The Lenten Season (1882).
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