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- Prof. W. A. Setchell says: "Amos Eaton was Professor of Chemistry in Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y. He had much to do with chlorine when chlorine was first discovered and exploited as a bleaching agent. He was charged it is said, with altering the signatures of a will by means of chlorine and was convicted and put in jail at Albany. The jailer's boy ran errands for him, brought him plants and he taught the boy botany. The boy was John Torrey." - Feb. 20, 1934. Eaton's son was a commissary officer in the Civil War; his grandson was Daniel Cady Eaton, Professor of Botany at Yale, specialist on Pteridophyta. - Feb. 28, 1934.
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