Burleigh, William Henry

Burleigh, William Henry a reformer and poet, was born at Woodstock, Connecticut, February 2, 1812. He early became a temperance and anti-slavery lecturer; removed to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1837, where he published the Christian Witness, and afterwards the Temperance Banner; in 1843 to Hartford, Conn., as editor of the Christian Freenman, soon known as the Charter Oak; in 1849 to Albany, N.Y., as editor of the Prohibitionist; in 1855 to New York city as harbor-master, and subsequently as one of the port- wardens. He died at Brooklyn, March 18, 1871. He was the author of Poems (Philadelphia, 1841; enlarged, with biography by his wife, New York, 1871). See Duyckinck, Cyclop. of Amer. Lit. 2:859.

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