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Samuel Kettell, ed.  Specimens of American Poetry.  1829.
 
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St John Honeywood (1765–1798)
 
ST JOHN HONEYWOOD was born at Leicester, in Massachusetts, in 1765. His parents died in his youth, and left him without resources; but through the generosity of some individuals, he was placed in a Latin school at Lebanon in Connecticut, and from thence transferred to Yale College, where he became a favorite of Dr Stiles, the president, and received much assistance from him. He was distinguished at college for his superior classical attainments. After completing his studies, he went to reside at Schenectady, in New York, where he continued about two years as Preceptor to an Academy. He then removed to Albany and studied law. After being admitted to the bar he fixed his residence at Salem, in the county of Washington, and there passed the remainder of his life. He was made a Master in Chancery, but resigned the office on being appointed Clerk of the county. He was one of the Electors of the President when Adams succeeded Washington. He died September 1st, 1798, in his 34th year.  1
 
 
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