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HITCHCOCK, Enos, clergyman, born in Springfield, Massachusetts, 7 March, 1744; died in Providence, Rhode Island, 27 February. 1803. He was graduated at Harvard in 1767, and ordained to the ministry of the Congregational church, 1 May, 1771, as colleague pastor of the 2d church of Beverly, Massachusetts He became a chaplain in the Revolutionary army in 1780, and at the close of the war in 1783 took a charge in Providence, Rhode Island He bequeathed $2,500 to the support of the ministry of his society, and was distinguished as a preacher and a promoter of education. He published "A Treatise on Education " (Boston, 1790); " Catechetical Instructions and Forms of Devotion for Children and Youth" (1798); and " Sermons, with an Essay on the Lord's Supper "(1793-1800).
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