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PERINCHIEF, Octavius, clergyman, born in Warwick parish, Bermuda, Wisconsin, 2 October. 1829; died in Bridgeport, Pennsylvania, 29 April, 1877. He came to New York in 1847, became a clerk, and afterward entered Trinity college. After teaching a year in Racine he returned to New York in 1855, studied in the General theological seminary, and after his ordination in 1857 went as a missionary to Quendaro, Missouri, where his health was impaired for life. He afterward held various pastorates. Mr. Perinchief wrote a work on "Education" for the government of Japan (1872). He had a reputation for eloquence, and his sermons have been edited by Charles Lanman (Washington, 1869-'70). See his '" Life," by Charles Lanman (1879).
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