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CUMMINGS, Moses, clergyman, born in Haverhill, Massachusetts, about 1816; died in New York City, 6 January 1867. He entered the ministry of the Christian denomination at the age of eighteen, and labored for many years in New Jersey and New York. From 1854 till 1862 he had editorial control of "The Christian Messenger" and "The Palladium," the central organs of the sect of which he was a member. He was a determined opponent of slavery, and a friend and admirer of Horace Mann, whose peculiar educational views received his cordial support.
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