See also:American clergyman, was
See also:born in Killingly,
See also:Connecticut, on the 13th of May 1742 . He graduated at Yale
See also:College in 1765, and after being a school teacher and a
See also:merchant, and occasionally appearing in the courts as a lawyer, he decided to enter the
See also:ministry, and from 1771 until his
See also:death was pastor of the Congregational
See also:church at what is now
See also:Hamilton, but until 1793 was a
See also:parish of
See also:Ipswich, Massachusetts . During the War of Independence he was for several months in 1776
See also:chaplain to the regiment of Colonel Ebenezer
See also:Francis, raised for the defence of Boston; and in 1778, as chaplain to the
See also:brigade of General Jonathan Titcomb (1728-1817), he took
See also:part in General
See also:Sullivan's expedition to Rhode
See also:Island . Soon after his return from this expedition he fitted himself for the practice of
See also:medicine, in
See also:order to supplement the scanty income of a
See also:minister, and in 1782 he established a private boarding school, which he conducted for about a quarter of a century . In 1786 he became interested in the settlement of western lands, and in the following
See also:year, as
See also:agent of the
See also:Company (q.v.), which he had taken a prominent part in organizing, he made a contract with Congress, whereby his associates, former soldiers in the War of Independence, might
See also:purchase, with the certificates of indebtedness issued to them by the
See also:government for their services, '1,5oo,000 acres of
See also:land in the region
See also:north of the Ohio at the mouth of the Muskingumriver . He also took a leading part in drafting the famous Ordinance of 1787 for the government of the Northwest Territory, the instrument as it was finally presented to Congress by Nathan Dane (1752-1835), a Massachusetts delegate, probably being largely
See also:work . From 18o1 to 18o5 he was a Federalist representative in Congress . He died at Hamilton, Massachusetts, on the 28th of
See also:July 1823 . A versatile man, Cutler was one of the early members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and besides being proficient in the
See also:law and medicine of his
See also:day, conducted painstaking astronomical and meteorological investigations, and was one of the first Americans to make researches of a real scientific value in botany . In 1789 the degree of
See also:doctor of
See also:laws was conferred upon him by Yale . See
See also:William P. and Julia P . Cutler, The
See also:Journals, and
See also:Correspondence of
See also:Manasseh Cutler (2 vols.,
See also:Cincinnati, 1888) ; and an article, " The Ordinance of 1787 and Dr Manasseh Cutler," by W .
See also:Poole, in vol . 122 of the North American Review .
CUTLERY (Fr. coutellerie, from the Lat. cultellus, ...
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