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MURRAY, William Henry Harrison, author, born in Guilford, Connecticut, 26 April, 1840. He was graduated at Yale in 1862, licensed to preach the next year, and in 1864--'8 was pastor of churches in Greenwich and Meriden, Connecticut, at the latter date accepting the charge of Park street Congregational church, Boston, Massachusetts He also engaged in lecturing, and in the winters of 1869-'73 delivered Sunday evening "talks " in Boston music-hall, which enjoyed considerable popularity. He resigned his pastorate in 1874, and since that time has engaged in business, preaching to independent congregations. He has published "Camp Life in the Adirondacks" (Boston, 1868) ; " Music-Hall Sermons" (1870-'3); " Words Fitly Spoken" (1873); " The Perfect Horse " (1873);" Sermons delivered from Park Street Pulpit" (1874); "Adirondack Tales" (1877); and "How Deacon Tubman and Parson Whitney kept New Year, and other Stories" (1887).
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