Richards, James (2)

Richards, James (2), a Congregational minister, was born at Abington, Mass., Feb. 23, 1784. He graduated at Williams College in 1809, entered the ministry in 1812, and, having offered himself to the American Board, sailed, with eight others, Oct. 23, 1815, for Ceylon. He was stationed at Batticotta, but, his health failing, he went to Cape Town in 1818, and returned the next winter, after which he was able to labor a year from April, 1820, and died Aug. 3, 1822. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 2, 596.

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