Cummings, Henry, Dd

Cummings, Henry, D.D.

a Unitarian minister, was born at Tyngsborough, Mass., September 25, 1737. He graduated at Harvard College in 1760, and began the study of theology; in 1762 preached as a candidate at Billerica, and in November accepted a call from the Church to become their pastor. He resigned his charge in 1814, and died September 5, 1823. Dr. Cummings was appointed delegate to the convention which framed the Constitution of Massachusetts. In 1795 he preached the annual sermon before the convention of ministers in Massachusetts, and the same year delivered the Dudleian lecture in Harvard College. He published a great number of Sermons. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 8:55.

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