Bardwell, Horatio a Congregational minister and missionary, was born in Belchertown, Mass., Nov. 3, 1788. In 1809 he went to Stamford, Conn., where he pursued his studies till November, 1811, when he entered the theological seminary at Andover, where he took the course. He was licensed to preach byv the Haverhill Association, July 6, 1814; was ordaiied a missionary at Newburyport on June 21, 1815; and sailed for India, from the same place, Oct. 23 of same year. He resided some years as a missionary in Bombay, and returned to this country in 1821. After laboring as an agent for the- board for nearly two years, he obtained a dismission on account of impaired health. In October, 1823, he was installed pastor of the church in Holden, Mass., where he labored till 1832, when he received from the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions the appointment of general agent for the New England States. From 1836 to 1864 he was pastor in Oxford, Mass. Here he died, May 5, 1866, from injuries received during the burning of his dwelling-house. Dr. Bardwell's publications are a Sermon on Evangelizing the Heathen; two on Christian Baptism; and a Memoir of'Rev. Gordon Hall (1834). See Cong. Quarterly, 1866, p. 304.