Evarts Jeremiah

Evarts Jeremiah, secretary of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, was born in Sunderland, Vermont, February 3, 1781, and graduated at Yale College in 1802. He studied law, and practiced it at New Haven up to 1810, when he removed to Charlestown in order to edit The Panoplist, which he continued up to 1820. In 1811 he entered the service of the American Board as treasurer. He continued in that work, first as treasurer, then as secretary (in 1821), during the rest of his life. In 1820 The Panoplist was discontinued, and the publication of The Missionary Herald was begun by the American Board, with Mr. Evearts as its editor. He died in Charleston, South Carolina (whither he, had gone for the benefit of his health), May 10, 1831. The Reports of the Board during his connection with it were generally from his pen, and that of 1830, the last which he wrote, is a document of great power. His essays, under the signature of William Penn, on the rights and claims of the Indians, were published in 1829. See Tracy, Memoirs of Jeremiah Evarts (Boston, 1845); Christian Review, 11:20; Spirit of Pilgrims, 4:599.

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