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HAWLEY, Gideon, missionary, born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, 11 November, 1727; died in Marshpee, Massachusetts, 3 October, 1807. He was graduated at Yale in 1749, and in 1752, under the supervision of Jonathan Edwards, at Stockbridge, Massachusetts, taught the Mohawk, Oneida, and Tuscarora Indians. In 1753 the commissioners of Indian affairs sent him to establish a mission in the Iroquois country, on the Susquehanna river. He remained there teaching and preaching until 1756, when the French war obliged him to return to civilization. He then went to Boston and joined the army as chaplain of Colonel Richard Gridley's regiment, and attempted after this campaign to return to the Iroquois mission, but the enterprise proved too hazardous, in 1757 the commissioners of the Society for propagating the gospel appointed him pastor of the Indian tribes at Marshpee, Massachusetts He was installed, 10 April, 1758, and passed the residue of his life, nearly half a century, in missionary work there.
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