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HAWLEY, Charles, author, born in Catskill, N.Y., 19 August, 1819; died in Auburn, New York, 26 November, 1885. He was graduated at Williams in 1840, and after reading law one year studied at the Union theological seminary, New York city, where he was graduated in 1844. He was then licensed to preach, and was pastor of Presbyterian churches in New Rochelle, Lyons, and Auburn, New York, where he remained from 1858 until his death. In 1867he was sent on a special mission to Denmark by the United States government. He was president of the Cayuga county historical association from its foundation till his death, he received the degree of D. D. from Hamilton in 1861, and published "History of the First Presbyterian Church of Auburn" (Auburn, 1876); "Early Chapters of Cayuga History" (1879); "Sanitary Reforms" (1880); "Early Chapters of Seneca History" (1881); and "Memorial Discourses" (1884). His "Mohewok History" is now in press (1887).
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