Eastburn. I. James Wallis, an American author, born in England in 1797, died at sea, Dec. 2, 1819. He graduated at Columbia college, New York, in 1816, and studied theology under Bishop Griswold at Bristol, R. I., with a view of taking orders in the Protestant Episcopal church. While thus employed he undertook a new metrical version of the Psalms, which he did not live to complete. In conjunction with Robert C. Sands he published in 1818 "Yamoyden," a romantic poem founded on the history of King Philip, the sachem of the Pequots. He also wrote several fugitive poems, some of which are very gracefully versified. In 1818 he was ordained, and was about to take charge of a parish in Accomac, Va. He sailed for Santa Cruz to restore his health, but died a few days after embarking. II. Manton, an American bishop, brother of the preceding, born in Leeds, England, Feb. 9,1801, died in Boston, Sept. 11, 1872. He came to America with his parents while a child, graduated at Columbia college in 1817, studied at the Episcopal theological seminary in New York, and was ordained deacon in 1822, and priest in 1825. He was for five years assistant minister in Christ church, and in 1827 became rector of the church of the Ascension, New York. At the close of 1842 he was consecrated assistant bishop of the diocese of Massachusetts ; and in February, 1843, on the death of Bishop Griswold, he became bishop of the diocese.

His principal works were : " Four Lectures on Hebrew, Latin, and English Poetry " (1825); two essays in a volume entitled "Essays and Dissertations in Biblical Literature" (1829); "Lectures on the Epistle to the Philippians" (1833); "Oration on the Semicentennial Anniversary of Columbia College" (1837); and many sermons and pastoral charges. He also edited, with notes, "Thornton's Family Prayers" (1836). He bequeathed his property to the domestic missions in Massachusetts, to the Episcopal theological seminary in Massachusetts, to the American Bible society, and for other benevolent objects.