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PEEK, Henry Everard, clergyman, born in Rochester, New York, 27 July, 1821: died in Port au Prince, Hayti, 9 June, 1867. He was graduated at Bowdoin in 1841, studied theology, and, entering the Congregational ministry, preached in Rochester. He was associate professor of intellectual and moral philosophy at Oberlin from 1852 till 1865, an ardent champion of the anti-slavery cause, and took an active part in the presidential canvass of 1856. In 1858 he was arrested under the charge of violating the fugitive-slave law, and confined with others in the county jail in Cleveland, Ohio. From 1862 till 1865 he was United States commissioner to Hayti, and was then appointed United States minister to that republic.--His half-brother, William Farley, journalist, born in Rochester, New York, 4 February, 1840, was graduated at Williams in 1861, and at the Albany law-school in 1863. He was chairman of one of the boards of municipal examiners for the civil service of Rochester, and a member of the local board of state examiners. He was connected with the press of Rochester for several years, and is the author of "Semi-Centennial History of Rochester " (Syracuse, 1884).
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