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HAWES, Joel, clergyman, born in Medway, Massachusetts, 22 December, 1789; died in Gilead, Connecticut, 5 June, 1867. He was of humble parentage, and had few opportunities for early education. He was graduated at Brown in 1513, studied theology at Andover, and on 4 March, 1818, was ordained pastor of the 1st Congregational church in Hartford, Connecticut, of which he was sole pastor until 1860. senior pastor until 1864, and pastor emeritus until his death. In 1844 he visited Europe and the east, spending several months in Asia Minor and Turkey, where his daughter was a missionary. He was a frequent contributor to the religious press and periodicals, and published "Lectures to Young Men," which had a large circulation in the United States and Great Britain (Hartford, 1828); "Tribute to the Memory of the Pilgrims" (1830); "Memoir of Normand Smith" (1839): "Character Everything to the Young" (1843); "The Religion of the East" (1845); "Looking Glass for the Ladies, or the Formation and Excellence of Female Character" (1845); "Washington and Jay" (1850); and "An Offering to Home Missionaries," discourses on home missions, which he published at his own expense for distribution to the missionaries of the American home missionary society (1865.)
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