Mills, Abraham, Lld
Mills, Abraham, LL.D.
a prominent American author, was born in Dutchess County, N.Y., in 1796. After having received a thorough academic education, he opened a classical school in New York City. He had not been long engaged in this school when he was appointed professor of mathematics and philosophy in the Baptist Literary and Theological Institute, then established in New York. Three years after, when the institute was transferred to Hamilton, N.Y., Mills severed his connection, and flourished as a highly-esteemed teacher of and lecturer on rhetoric and belles-lettres. He died July 8, 1867. Mills issued text-books on the topics on which he gave instruction. The honorary degree of LL.D. was conferred on him by Madison University. He deserves a place here on account of his Compendium of the History of the Ancient Hebrews (1856). See Drake, Dict. of Amer. Biogr. s.v.; Appleton's Annual Cyclop. 1867, page 511.