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HOWLAND, John, author, born in Newport, Rhode Island, 31 October, 1757; died in Providence, Rhode Island, 5 November, 1854. He was descended from John Howland, a pilgrim of 1620, and an assistant of the Plymouth colony. The younger John removed to Providence in 1770, and served thirteen months in the Revolutionary army. He was for twenty-one years president of the Rhode Island historical society, and was skilled in the history and antiquities of Plymouth colony. He was the author of addresses, orations, and historical papers. See his "Life and Recollections," by Reverend Edwin M. Stone (Providence, 1857).
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