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PHELPS, Amos Augustus, clergyman, born in Farmington, Connecticut, in 1805; died in Roxbury, Massachusetts, 12 September, 1847. He was graduated at Yale in 1826, and at the divinity-school there in 1830, was pastor of Congregational churches in Hopkinton and Boston, Massachusetts, in 1831-'4, became agent of the Massachusetts anti-slavery society at the latter date, and was pastor of the Free church, and subsequently of the Maverick church, Boston, in 1839-'45. He also edited the " Emancipation," and was secretary of the American anti-slavery society for several years. He published "Lectures on Slavery and its Remedy" (Boston, 1834); "Book of the Sabbath" (1841); "Letters to Dr. Bacon and to Dr. Stowe " (1842); and numerous pamphlets on slavery.
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