Norton, a N. W. county of Kansas, bordering on Nebraska, and intersected by the N. fork of Solomon river and affluents of the Republican river; area, 900 sq. m. It is not included in the census of 1870. The surface consists chiefly of rolling prairies.

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I. Andrews

Andrews, an American author, born in Hingham, Mass., Dec. 31, 1786, died in Newport, R. I., Sept. 18, 1853. He graduated at Harvard college in 1804, became a tutor in Bowdoin college in 1809, and a tutor in mathematics in Harvard college in 1811. In 1813 he was appointed librarian of the college, and in the same year succeeded the Rev. Dr. Channing as lecturer on Biblical criticism and interpretation, in the chair endowed by Samuel Dexter. In 1819, on the organization of the divinity school as a separate department of the university, he was chosen Dexter professor of sacred literature. He resigned the office of librarian in 1821 and his professorship in 1830, and passed the remainder of his life for the most part in retirement, in feeble health. In 1833 he published " Abatement of Reasons for not believing the Doctrines of Trinitarians concerning the Nature of God and the Person of Christ" (new ed., 1856, with a memoir by Dr. Newell of Cambridge). In 1837 appeared the first volume of his elaborate work on " The Genuineness of the Gospels," which was followed in 1844 by vols. ii. and iii., devoted principally to the history of Gnosticism. A fourth volume, on the internal evidences of the genuineness of the Gospels, appeared after his death, and an abridged edition in 1867. He left a "Translation of the Gospels," which was published in 1855, with a supplementary volume of notes, edited by his son.

Of his other literary labors, those which attracted the most attention were his inaugural discourse on assuming the duties of his professorship, and his address to the alumni of the divinity school in 1839, "On the Latest Form of Infidelity." He also edited, in 1833-'4, in connection with Mr. Charles Folsom, the "Select Journal of Foreign Periodical Literature."

II. Charles Riot

Charles Riot, an American author, son of the preceding, born in Cambridge, Mass., Nov. 16, 1827. He graduated at Harvard college in 1846, and soon entered a counting house in Boston to become familiar with the East Indian trade. In 1849 he went to sea as supercargo of a ship bound for India, in which country he travelled extensively, returning home through Europe in 1851. He made a second visit to Europe in 1855-7, and went there a third time in 1868, remaining till 1873. In 1855 he edited with Dr. Ezra Abbot his father's translation of the Gospels with notes (2 vols.), and his " Internal Evidences of the Genuineness of the Gospels" (1 vol.). During the civil war he edited at Boston the papers issued by the "Loyal Publication Society," and from 1864 to 1868 inclusive he was joint editor with James Russell Lowell of the " North American Review." His publications in book form are: " Considerations on some recent Social Theories" (1853); "Notes of Travel and Study in Italy" (1860); and a translation of the Vita nuova of Dante (1867).