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NOYES, Eli, missionary, born in Jefferson, Maine, 27 April, 1814; died in Lafayette, Indiana, 10 September, 1854. He was self-educated, began preaching in 1834, and in the next year, accompanied by his wife, sailed as a missionary of the Free-Will Baptist, church to India. On his arrival he took charge of the mission at Orissa, was successful as a teacher and evangelist, became a skilled linguist, and published a Hebrew grammar. He returned to the United States on account of the failure of his health, was for some time a pastor in Boston, Massachusetts, and edited "The Morning Star," a Free-Will Baptist journal. He delivered and subsequently published " Lectures on the Truths of the Bible " (Boston, 1853).
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