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PARTRIDGE, George, member of the Continental congress, born in Duxbury, Massachusetts, 8 February, 1740; died there, 7 July, 1828. He was graduated at Harvard in 1762, and studied theology, but, instead of entering the ministry, became a teacher at Kingston, Massachusetts He was a delegate to the Provincial congress in 1774-'5, and then a member of the state house of representatives till 1779, when he was chosen a delegate from Massachusetts to the Continental congress. Except at the congress at Princeton in 1783, he was a member of that body continuously till 1785. He was elected a member of the 1st congress of the United States, and took his seat on the opening day, but resigned in 1790. He left a large part of his estate for religious and charitable purposes.
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