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CHASE, Carlton, P. E. bishop, born in Hopkinton, New Hampshire, 20 February, 1794; died 18 January, 1870. He was graduated at Dartmouth in 1817, studied for the ministry in the Episcopal church, and was ordained deacon in Bristol, Rhode Island, by Bishop Griswold, 9 December, 1818, and priest, in Newport, Rhode Island, 27 September, 1820. He accepted a call to Bellows Falls, Vermont, and was pastor there for twenty-four years. He was consecrated the first bishop of New Hampshire, in Philadelphia, 20 October, 1844, after which he removed to Claremont, New Hampshire, and was rector of Trinity church there for several years. During the interim, when New York was without a bishop capable of action, Bishop Chase made three visitations in that diocese between December, 1849, and September, 1852. He published a few single sermons and addresses.
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