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LACEY, William Brittainham, clergyman, born in Wilmington, Delaware, in 1781; died in Okolona, Mississippi, 31 October, 1866. He entered the ministry of the Protestant Episcopal church in 1813, and in 1818 became rector of St. Peter's church. Albany, New York. where he remained thirteen years. He subsequently became a teacher, and was the author of text books for schools and colleges, among them a "Rhetoric" and a "Moral Philosophy." During the last ten years of his life he was engaged on a work on the history of the English church prior to St. Austin.
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