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HAWKINS, Ernest, author, born in England about 1802. He was graduated at Oxford in 1824, took priest's orders in 1830, and in 1845 became prebend of St. Paul's, London. and secretary to the Society for the propagation of the gospel. Since 1865 he has been a canon of Westminster Abbey. He has published "Notices of the Church of England's Missions to the North American Colonies Previous to the Independence of the United States" (London, 1845). This is a volume of great historical interest, composed of the manuscript letters, reports, etc., of the missionaries in New York, New England, and Canada, to the Society for the propagation of the gospel. Among his other works are "Annals of the Colonial Church" (1847), and "Annals of the Diocese of Quebec" (1849).
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