Hie Hard De Charms, an American clergyman and author, born in Philadelphia, Oct. 17, 1796, died there, March 20, 1864. In 1793 his father, a physician, of Huguenot descent, emigrated from England to America, and died of yellow fever a few weeks before the birth of his son. The latter when 14 years of age supported his mother and himself by working in a printing office, until ill health compelled him to desist. Subsequently he found means to enter Yale college, at which he graduated in 1826, and at the suggestion of a female friend, to whom he was indebted for his education, commenced the study of theology in London, with a view of fitting himself for the ministry of the New Jerusalem or Swedenbor-gian church. During the two years he remained in England he supported himself by his labor as a printer. He was settled successively at Cincinnati, Philadelphia, and Baltimore, and published several collections of sermons and lectures on the fundamental doctrines of Swe-denborg. He established the "New Jerusalem Magazine " in Boston, the first three numbers of which were printed by his own hands, and edited the " Precursor" and "New Churchman." His chief work is "The New Churchman Extra" (1 vol. 8vo), which is devoted to polemics and church history.