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PARKER, Daniel, soldier, born in Shirley, Massachusetts, 29 January, 1782; died in Washington, D. C., 5 April, 1846. He was graduated at Dartmouth in 1801, read law, and was admitted to the bar in Charles-town, Massachusetts He became chief clerk in the United States war department in 1810, adjutant and inspector-general, 22 November, 1814, paymaster-general in 1821, and in 1841 he returned to the war department as chief clerk. He published an "Army Register" (Washington, D. C., 1816).--His brother, Leonard Moody, lawyer, born in Shirley, Massachusetts, 9 January, 1789; died there, 25 August, 1854, was graduated at Dartmouth in 1808, began the practice of law in Charles-town, Massachusetts, was judge-advocate in the United States army in 1812-'14, and after the war resumed his profession. He was naval officer of Boston in 1830-'4, retired at the latter date, and for many years afterward was a member of the legislature.
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