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GREENWOOD, Francis William Pitt, clergyman, born in Boston, Massachusetts, 5 February, 1797; died in Dorchester, Massachusetts, 2 August, 1843. He was graduated at Harvard in 1814, studied theology in Cambridge under Dr. Henry Ware, the elder, and on 21 October, 1818, was ordained pastor of the New South Church, Boston. He resigned in 1820 on account of failing health, and, after a year in Europe, went to Baltimore, where he edited the " Unitarian Miscellany" for two years. He returned to Boston in 1824, and on 29 August became Dr. Freeman's colleague at King's chapel, of which he was sole pastor from 1827 till his death. He visited Cuba for his health in 1837, and in that year and the following was associate editor of the "Christian Examiner." Harvard gave him the degree of D. D, in 1839. Dr. Greenwood was fond of conchol-Gay and botany, and was an early member of the Boston society of natural history, to whose journal he was a contributor. His writings are characterized by good taste, poetic imagination, and graceful style. They include "Lives of the Apostles" (Boston, 1827)" "History of King's Chapel" (1833) • "Sermons to Children" (1841) ; "Sermons of Consolation" (1842)" "Sermons on Various Subjects," edited with a memoir by Hen. Samuel A. Eliot (2 vols., 1844); and "Miscellaneous Writings," edited by his son (1846). He also revised the King's chapel liturgy (1827), and published a collection of hymns (1830, 57th ed., 1853).
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