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GILLETT, Ezra Hall, author, born in Colchester, Connecticut, 15 July, 1823 ; died in Harlem, New York, 2 September, 1875. He was graduated at Yale in 1841, and at Union theological seminary in 1844, and in the latter year was ordained pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Harlem, New York In 1868 he was appointed professor of political economy, ethics, and history in the University of New York. He wrote much for the "American Theological Review," the " Presbyterian Quarterly," the "Historical Magazine," and other periodicals, and published " Life and Times of John Huss" (2 vols., Boston, 1863-'4) ; " History of the Presbyterian Church in the United States" (2 vols., Philadelphia, 1864; revised ed., 1875) ; "God in Human Thought" (2 vols., New York, 1874)" and "The Moral System" (1875); besides minor works, including "Life lessons," " Ancient Cities and Empires," and "England Two Hundred Years Ago."
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