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Founders and leaders of Connecticut, 1633-1783 (Essay index reprint series)


Founders and leaders of Connecticut, 1633-1783 (Essay index reprint series)

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    Charles Edward Perry
FOUNDERS AND LEADERS OF CONNECTICUT 1633-1783 EDITED BY CHARLES EDWARD PERRY DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY HARTFORD PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL D. C. HEATH AND COMPANY BOSTON NEW YORK CHICAGO ATLANTA DALLAS SAN FRANCISCO LONDON COPYRIGHT, 1934, BY CHARLES E. PERRY No part of the material covered by this copyright may be reproduced in any form without written permission of the publisher. PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA PREFACE THIS volume is unique in many respects. It represents the combined efforts of more than fifty persons, all emi nent in one of the fields of history, literature, religion, medicine, law, government, education, or business. In practically every instance the writer was chosen because of his particular interest in, and knowledge of, the charac ter whom he portrays. Had not the writers themselves recognized the need for, and the usefulness of, a volume such as this, this book would never have been written. The reader will find in these sketches a vast amount of information that is freshly presented, much of it original, and what is most important all of it authentic. Many of the characters that are herein sketched belong not alone to Connecticut, but to the nation Nathan Hale, Thomas Hooker, Ethan Allen, Roger Sherman, Oliver Ellsworth, for example. The description of the settlement of Weathersfield, Vermont, might apply equally well to scores of other colonial settlements. The masterly description of colonial Connecticut, by Professor Andrews, is a veritable compendium of the features of the Connect icut in which these characters lived and builded a state. My original intention was to produce a volume con taining only a few of the better-known colonial characters. As I proceeded, however, I discovered an intense and widespread desire among teachers of history, English, and civics, teachers in the public schools, local history groups, members of historical societies, and students attending night school classes and extension courses, for a book of greater scope. Desiring to meet this need, Iv PREFACE and recognizing the growing interest in our early leaders which the approaching three years of tercentenary cele brations are already arousing among a large and steadily increasing number of citizens, I have endeavored to pro vide a volume which will appeal to all of the above-named groups. The history of a nation may often be learned by reading the lives of its leaders in the case of Connect icut, the lives of its founders and leaders were so closely identified with its development that it is only by studying the lives of these men that we may get the true picture of Connecticuts early history. The task of selecting the characters whose lives would constitute the history of the colony during its first century and a half, of obtaining writers especially qualified and willing to portray them, and coordinating the work of all these fifty-two persons, might have proved futile had it not been for the splendid spirit of cooperation which was shown by the contributors to this volume. In the truest sense, whatever merit this work possesses was given it by them its faults are attributable to me. I want to express my obligation to Mr. George S. Godard and Mr. Albert C. Bates for their valuable criticisms in the compilation of the list of characters. I want also to thank Dr. Will D. Howe of Charles Scribners Sons for his courtesy in permitting the use of one of the sketches. I am grateful to the following persons for their never failing interest in the progress of my work, and for their many timely suggestions Mr. Clement C. Hyde, Mr. George S. Godard, Reverend Sherrod Soule, Mr. Trent well Mason White, and my father, Mr. Lewis F. Perry. I am particularly indebted to Mr. William Buckley, of the English Department of the Hartford Public High School, who read most of the manuscript and made many valuable suggestions as to style...  
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