PALMER, Ray. b. Little Compton, Rhode Island, 12 November 1808; d. Newark, New Jersey, 9 March 1887. Palmer was educated at Phillips Andover Academy, and initially worked in a Boston dry goods store before studying at Yale College (graduated 1830). He was a teacher in schools in New York and New Haven, while studying theology part-time, before being ordained as a Congregational minister. He served churches in Bath, Maine (1835-50) and Albany, New York (1850-65); he then worked as secretary of the American Congregational Union in New York City (1865-78).
Palmer was a popular preacher and author, writing original poetry as well as translating Latin hymns into English for The Sabbath Hymn...
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