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ALEXANDER, Caleb, clergyman, born in Northfield, Massachusetts, 22 July 1755; died in Onondaga, New York, 12 April 1828. After graduation at Yale in 1777, he studied for the ministry and was ordained pastor of the Presbyterian Church at New Marlboro, New York, in 1781-'82. In April 1786, he took charge of a Church at Mendon, New York, but left it the same year. He next became principal of an academy at Onondaga, where he remained during the rest of his life. His published works include Latin and English grammars, an "Essay on the Deity of Christ" (1796), "Grammar Elements," a literal translation of Virgil into English prose (Worcester, 1796), the "Columbian Dictionary" (1800), and "Young Ladies and Gentleman's Instructor.
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