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RICHARDSON, Edward, mariner, born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1789; died in Brooklyn, New York, 6 April, 1876. He was bred a sailor, and for many years was captain of a line of packet ships that plied between New York and Liverpool. He organized the Marine temperance society in 1833, and lived to see 52,000 names signed to its pledge. He retired from sea service about 1837, for several years was superintendent of the New York city seaman's home, and was a vice-president of the New York port society. At the age of seventy-three he organized the Water street and Dover street missions for sailors, established day and Sunday-schools in that vicinity, and was active in religious meetings for seamen and the residents of those streets. Much of his latter life was devoted to the welfare of the poor of New York and Brooklyn.
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