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DOGGETT, Simeon, clergyman, born in Middleboro', Massachusetts, 6 March 1765; died in Raynham, Massachusetts, 19 March 1852. He was graduated at Brown in 1788, was a tutor there in 1791'6, meanwhile pursued a course of theology, and was licensed in 1793. In July 1796, Bristol academy at Taunton was opened, with Mr. Doggett as its first principal. He remained for seventeen years, and then in April 1813, resigned, and settled as a minister in Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts Unitarianism was a new thing in that region, and the society by which he had been called was large, and supposed to be orthodox, yet he made it one of the conditions of his; acceptance that the Church creed and covenant, ; which he" neither understood nor believed," should ; be altered. This was done, and he remained in charge of the Church until 1831, when he removed to Raynham, Bristol co. The winter of 1834'5 was passed in a journey through the south. He resigned his active ministry in 1845. He published several orations and sermons.
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