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MANNING, Jacob Merrill, clergyman, born in Greenwood, New York, 31 December, 1824" died in Portland, Maine, 29 November, 1882. He was graduated at Amherst in 1850, studied theology at Andover, and was ordained in 1854 as pastor of a Congregational church at Medford, Massachusetts In 1857 he became assistant pastor of Old South church, Boston, Massachusetts, and, succeeding to the pastorate in 1872, held the post until he resigned and became pastor emeritus. He was chaplain to the Massachusetts state senate in 1858-'9, chaplain to the 43d Massachusetts regiment in 1862-'3, a member of the Boston school board, and overseer of Harvard in 1860-'6, trustee of the State library in 1865-'82, and lecturer at Andover theological seminary in 1866-'72. He was held in high repute as a public speaker, and until his pastoral duties compelled him to decline other engagements his services were in great demand in the lecture-field. Among his popular lectures was one on Samuel Adams, and among his orations the one that he delivered in May, 1861, on the raising of the National flag upon the steeple of the Old South church, and his eulogy on Henry Wilson at the state-house, Boston, in 1875. He published numerous sermons and addresses.
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