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PARKINSON, William, a House Chaplain; born in Frederick County, Md., November 8, 1774; ordained in the Baptist Church, 1798; clerk, mercantile establishment in Baltimore, Md.; founder, school in Carroll’s Manor, Frederick County, Md., 1798; minister, First Baptist Church, New York, N.Y., 1805–1840; pastor, Bethesda Baptist Church, New York, N.Y., 1841–1848; elected Chaplain of the United States House of Representatives to the Seventh and to the succeeding Congress (December 10, 1801–March 27, 1804); died on March 10, 1848, in New York, N.Y.

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