Born: March 21, 1813, Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Died: December 10, 1873, Boston, Massachusetts.
Melcher became a Universalist minister in 1835, and began his ministry in Nashua, New Hampshire. He was ordained the following year, and in 1838 moved to Cabotville (now Chicopee), Massachusetts.
In 1840 and 1841 he was in Newburyport; then three years in Stoneham; in 1845 moved to Boston.
He later joined the Swedenborgian Church of the New Jerusalem in Boston, and was ordained in that denomination.
A volume of sermons, found marked for publication at his death, was issued under the title, The True Christian Life, and How to Attain It (1874).
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