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BURTON, Warren, author, born in Wilton, New Hampshire, 13 November, 1800; died in Salem, Massachusetts, 6 June, 1866. Having attended the district school of his native town, he prepared himself for Harvard, and was graduated there in 1821. After teaching for some time, he entered the Cambridge theological school, and, on 5 March, 1828, was ordained at East Cambridge, Massachusetts, but, after a brief ministry, devoted himself to objects of reform, still continuing to preach occasionally. He was a minister at large in Boston from 1844 till 1848, chaplain of the Worcester prison in 1849, to the state senate in 1852, to the house in 1858 and 1860, and to the state convention in 1853. He labored to promote true culture, to raise the condition of schools, and especially to secure universal attention to the sphere of home education, by lectures, meetings for discussion, and through the newspaper press. His publications are "Cheering Views of Man and Providence"; "My Religious Experience at my Native Home" (1829); "Essay on the Divine Agency in the Material Universe," maintaining the immediate activity of the Creator in all his works (1834); "Uncle Sam's Recommendations of Phrenology" (New York, 1842); "District School as it was" (Boston, 1850, republished in England); "Helps to Education in the Homes of Our Country" (1863); "Discipline of the Observing Faculties" (New York, 1865); "Scenery Showing, or Word-Paintings of the Beautiful, Picturesque, and Grand in Nature"; besides articles in annuals and periodicals.
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