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HEMMENWAY, Moses, clergyman, born in Framingham, Massachusetts, in 1735; died in Wells, Massachusetts, 5 August, 1811. He was graduated at Harvard in 1755, and was a classmate of John Adams, with whom he corresponded for many years. After studying theology, he was ordained pastor of the Congregational church in Wells on 8 August, 1759, which charge he held until his death. He received the degree of D.D. from Harvard in 1785, and from Dartmouth in 1792. His publications are "Seven Sermons on the Obligation and Encouragement of the Unregenerate to labor for the Meat which endureth to Everlasting Life" (1767); " Vindication of the Power, Obligation, etc., of the Unregenerate to attend the Means of Grace, against the Exceptions of Samuel Hopkins in his Reply to Mills" (1772); " Remarks on Reverend Mr. Hopkins's Answer to a Tract entitled 'A Vindication, ' etc." (1774); and numerous other sermons.
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