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HUNT, Thomas Poage, clergyman, born in Charlotte county, Virginia, in 1794; died in Wyoming valley, Pennsylvania, 5 December, 1876. He was graduated at the Hampden Sidney college in 1813, studied theology, and was licensed to preach in 1824. After officiating in several churches in Virginia and North Carolina, he became a temperance lecturer, and attained a wide reputation. He removed to Philadelphia in 1836, and in 1839 to Wyoming valley, where he afterward resided. He was agent for Lafayette college in 1840-'5. He published "History of Jesse Johnson and his Times," "It will not Injure me," " Death by Measure," "Wedding-Days of Former Times," and "Liquor-Selling, a History of Fraud."
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