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DICKINSON, Richard William, born in New York City, 21 November 1804; died in Fordham, N.Y., 16 August 1874. He was graduated at Yale in 18.23, and, after studying for two years at Princeton seminary, was ordained as a Presbyterian minister on 24 October 1828. He held pastorates in Philadelphia, New York City, and Brooklyn till 1845. when he retired on account of failing health, and devoted himself to literary work. From 1859 till 1872 he was pastor of a Church at Inwood, New York City. The University of New York gave him the degree of D. D. in 1842. Besides articles in periodicals, Dr. Dickinson published "Scenes from Sacred History" (New York, 1849); " Responses from the Sacred Oracles" (1850); " Religion Teaching by Example"; " Life and Times of Howard"; and "Resurrection of Jesus Christ, Historically and Logically Viewed" (Philadelphia, 1865).
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