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HILLS, George Morgan, clergyman, born in Auburn, New York, 10 October, 1825. In 1839 he removed with his parents to New York, and was graduated at Trinity in 1847. He was ordained deacon by Bishop De Lancey, became rector of Grace church, Lyons. New York, in 1850, and next year was ordained priest. After holding pastorates in Watertown and Syracuse, New York, he became in 1.870 rector of St. Mary's church, Burlington, New Jersey, where he has since remained. In 1867 he established a mission among the Onondaga Indians. In November, 1870, he became lecturer on homiletics and pastoral theology in Burlington college. The degree of D.D. was conferred upon him by Trinity in 1871. In 1880 he founded the church of St. Mary-by-the-Sea, Point Pleasant, New Jersey He published "Letters from Europe" (1861); "The Wise Master-Builder," commemorative of Bishop De Lancey (1865): " A Step Between Us and Death"; "A Mother In Israel";" The Record of the Past an Incentive for the Future" (1868); "An Historical Sketch of St. Paul's Church, Syracuse" (1870); " History of the Church in Burlington, New Jersey" (1st ed., 1876; 2d ed., 1885); "The Transfer of the Church from Colonial Dependence to the Freedom of the Republic" (1876); "John Talbot, the First Bishop in North America" (1878); "A Form for the Admission of Choristers" (1880); "The Missions of the Church of England in New Jersey" (1882); " Office for Opening the Lych-Gate" (1883); and "Memorial of Reverend N. Pettit" (1885).
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