Livermore, Mary Ashton Rice (Mrs. D.P.). (December 19, 1821 [sic]--May 23, 1905). Her husband was a Universalist minister. She was a noted writer, editor, and lecturer; associate director of the Sanitary Commission during the Civil War; and a prominent leader in the causes of temperance and women's suffrage. She published The Story of My Life in 1897. She was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws by Tufts College in 1896. A hymn written by her beginning "Jesus, what precept is like thine" is included in Hymns New and Old, 1895.
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