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HALL, Thomas Mifflin, clergyman, born in Philadelphia, 11 August, 1806. He was educated at the University of Pennsylvania, and in December, 1827, was admitted to the Philadelphia bar. He relinquished the practice of law in 1832, was elected manager and subsequently secretary of the American Sunday school union, licensed to preach by the presbytery of Philadelphia in 1839, and ordained pastor of the 1st church in Trenton, New Jersey, 11 August, 1841. In 1852-'3 he delivered a course of lectures in Princeton theological seminary. He was editor of the "Sunday School Journal" in 1832-'40, of the "Youth's Friend," and has been a frequent contributor to various religious and literary periodicals. He also edited for a time the " Morning Journal" in Philadelphia, lectured at the Smithsonian institution in 1850, and was anniversary orator of the New Jersey society of the Cincinnati in 1859. He is the author of " Translation of Milton's Latin Letters" (Philadelphia, 1829); Gaston's "Collection of Scripture Texts on the Christian Faith," corrected and revised (1841); " History of the Presbyterian Church in Trenton, New Jersey" (New York, 1859); "Forty Years' Familiar Letters of James W. Alexander, D.D." (2 vols., 1860); and various works issued by the Presbyterian board of publication and the Sunday school union.
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