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RICHMOND, James Cook, clergyman, born in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1808; died in Poughkeepsie, New York. 20 July, 1866. After graduation at Harvard in 1828, he studied in Gottingen and Halle, and was ordained deacon in the Protestant Episcopal church in Providence, Rhode Island, on 12 October, 1832, and priest on 13 November, 1833. In 1834-'5 he served as a missionary in Maine and Illinois, subsequently held pastorates in various cities, and succeeded his brother, William, as rector of St. James church, New York, remaining till 1842. While he was in Milwaukee in 1861 he became chaplain of the 2d Wisconsin regiment. He travelled extensively in Europe, and was the author of a "Visit to Iona in 1846"; "A Midsummer Day Dream "; and "Meta-comet," the first canto of an epic poem.--His elder brother, William, clergyman, born in Dighton, Massachusetts, 11 December, 1797; died in New York city, 19 September, 1858, was graduated at Brown in 1814, was ordained in the Episcopal church and held various pastorates in New York city.--William's wife, Sarah Abigail Adams, born in Maine in 1821 ; died in New York city, 1 January, 1866, founded the House of mercy, and the New York infant asylum.
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