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HUBBARD, William, clergyman, born in England in 1621; died in Ipswich, Massachusetts, 14 September, 1704. He emigrated with his parents to this country in 1630, and Was graduated at Harvard in 1642. In 1665 he was ordained, and became first assistant and then pastor of the Congregational church in Ipswich, Massachusetts, continuing in this charge till 1703, when age compelled his resignation. He is represented to have been "hospitable, amiable, equal to any of his contemporaries in learning and candor, and superior to all as a writer." His "History of New England," for which the state of Massachusetts paid him £50, was saved from the flames by Dr. Andrew Eliot, in the attack on Governor Thomas Hutchinson's house by the mob in August, 1765, and presented by Dr. Eliot's son to the Massachusetts historical society, by whom it was printed in 1815. Mr. Hubbard's other works are "A Narrative of Troubles with the Indians" (Boston, 1677); "Sermons" (1684); and "Testimony of the Order of the Gospel in Churches" (1701).
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