Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Abbot, Abiel (Massachusetts)

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ABBOT, Abiel, clergvman, b. in Andover, Mass., 17 Aug., 1770; d. on Staten Island, N. Y., 7 June, 1828. He was graduated at Harvard in 1792, be- came the Congregational minister at Haverhill, Mass., in 1794, and in 1802 took charge of the church at Beverly. He wrote a volume of descrip- tive " Letters from Cuba " (Boston, 1829) while visit- ing that island for his health in 1827, and died of yellow fever on his return voyage. Dr. Abbot was an eloquent preacher. His sermons, accompanied by a memoir by Samuel Everett, were published in Boston in 1831.