Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Chickering, Jesse

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CHICKERING, Jesse, political economist, b. in Dover, N. H., 31 Aug., 1797; d. in West Roxbury, Mass., 29 May, 1855. He was graduated at Harvard in 1818, studied theology, and became a Unitarian minister. He afterward pursued a medical course, receiving his diploma in 1833, and practised medicine for about ten years in Boston and West Roxbury. He was the author of a “Statistical View of the Population of Massachusetts from 1765 to 1840” (Boston, 1846); “Emigration into the United States” (1848); “Reports on the Census of Boston” (1851); and a “Letter addressed to the President of the United States on Slavery, considered in Relation to the Principles of Constitutional Government in Great Britain and in the United States” (1855).