Ordained pastor Congregational Society (Unitarian), Hingham, Massachusetts, 1807, pastor until 1820. Taught school, Boston, 1820-1825. Pastor Independent Congregational Church, Salem, Massachusetts, 1825-1831.
Bought farm, Deerfield, Massachusetts, 1833. Commissioned to make agricultural survey of Massachusetts, 1837-1841. Studied agriculture in England and Europe, 1843-1848.
Went to England again, 1849. Author: Sermons on Various Occasions, 1820. Sermons on Various Subjects Preached at the Church in Boston Square, Salem, 1833.
European Agriculture and Rural Economy from Personal Observations, 1844. European Life and Manners in Familiar Letters to Friends, 2 vols., 1849.
Born September 12, 1785