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McCLENACHAN, CharIes Thomson, lawyer, born in Washington, D. C., 13 April, 1829. He was graduated at Germantown college, went to New York in 1844, and was instructor in the Institute of the blind from 1845 till 1850. From 1850 till 1861 he was clerk of the board of councilmen of New York city, and during the civil war he was quartermaster of the 7th New York regiment. Sttbsequently he studied law, and was admitted to the New York bar in 1867. He was general accountant in the street department, and afterward in the department of public works, for twenty-six years. He has published "The Laws of the Fire Department " (New York, 1855); "Compilation of the Opinions of Counsels to the Corporations" (1859); "New York Ferry Leases and Railroad Grants from 1750 to 1860" (1860) ; "The Atlantic Telegraph Cable of 1858 " (1863); " The Book of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry" (1867); and an addendum to Dr. Albert O. ***Maekev's " Masonic Encyclopedia" (Philadelphia, 1884). He is now (1888) engaged, by appointment of the grand lodge, on the "History of Freelnasonrv in the State of New York."
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