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MAGIE, David, clergyman, born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, 13 March, 1795; died there, 10 May, 1865. He was graduated at Princeton in 1817, and while pursuing the theological course in the seminary was tutor in the college in 1818-'19. On 24 April, 1821, he was installed as pastor of a newly organized Presbyterian church in Elizabeth, with which he remained connected until his death. In 1842 he received the degree of D. D. from Amherst. Dr. Magic was a director in the American board of commissioners for foreign missions, of the American tract society, and of the Theological seminary at Princeton. He was the author of "The Springtime of Life" (New York, 1855), and of a tract entitled "The Citizen Soldier," of which 250,000 copies were distributed during the civil war.
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