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Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Moise, Penina

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MOISE, Penina, poet, b. in Charleston, S. C., 23 April, 1797; d. there, 13 Sept., 1880. She was the child of French parents of the Jewish faith, who came to Charleston from the island of St. Eustatius in 1791. She was the author of hymns used in the Hebrew worship, contributed verses to the “Home Journal,” the Washington “Union,” and other publications, and published “Fancy's Sketch-Book,” poems (Charleston, 1833).