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a Presbyterian minister, was born in Salem, Massachusetts, November 16, 1797. He graduated at Amherst College in 1828, then entered Andover Theological Seminary, where he graduated in 1831. He was licensed to preach the same year, and was settled in 1832 pastor over the churches of Concord and Pisgah, Ohio, where he remained until his death. He early espoused thee anti-slavery views for which the presbytery of Chillicothe has been so long distinguished. Upon one occasion his house was pelted with eggs and stones, and he himself was threatened with tar and feathers if he would not desist from preaching and praying on the subject. He kept on inhis course, however. He died July 9, 1863. Wilson, Presbyterian Almanac, 6:150.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Gage,William'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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