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HASKELL, Daniel, clergyman, born in Preston, Connecticut, in 1784; died in Brooklyn, New York, 9 August, 1848. His early life was spent in laboring on his father's farm. He was graduated at Yale in 1802, taught in a public school in Norwich, and had for one of his scholars Lydia Huntley, afterward Mrs. Sigourney. He was assistant teacher in Bacon academy, Colchester, in 1806-'7, then studied theology, and was licensed to preach by the Litchfield association of ministers. He was successively pastor at Middletown, Litchfield, St. Albans, and Burlington, Vermont, holding the latter charge from 1810 till 1821, when he was appointed president of the University of Vermont. This post he held till he resigned in 1824. For several years he suffered from mental disorder and was separated from his family, but subsequently joined them in Brooklyn, where he devoted himself to literary work. The degree of LL. D. was given him by Olivet college, Michigan He published an ordination sermon (1814); a "Gazetteer of the United States," with J. Calvin Smith (New York, 1843); "Chronological View of the World" (1845); and edited McCulloch's "Geographical Dictionary" (New York, 1843-'4).
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