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DARLING, Henry, clergyman, born in Reading, Pennsylvania, 27 December 1823. He was graduated at Amherst in 1842, studied theology in Union seminary, New York, in 1842-'3, at Auburn in 1843-'5, and was ordained by the presbytery of Columbia, 30 December 1847. He first settled in Vernon, New York, then became pastor in Hudson in 1847-'53, pastor of the Clinton Street Church, Philadelphia, in 1852-'62, and permanent clerk of the Presbyterian general assembly in 1854-'63. He was an invalid in 1861-'3, after which he removed to Albany, and became pastor of the 4th Presbyterian Church, where he remained until 1881. In that year he was elected president of Hamilton College. He presided as moderator to the general assembly in 1881. The degree of D. D. was conferred upon him in 1860 by Union, and the degree of LL.D. by both Hamilton and Lafayette in 1881. In addition to many pamphlets and articles in periodicals, he has published "The Closer Walk" (Philadelphia, 1862), "Slavery and the War" (1863), "Conformity to the World" (1873), "Not Doing, but Receiving" (Albany, 1875).
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