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AMERICAN POEMS^ 


SELECTED and ORIGINAL. 




VOL. r. 


LITCHFIELD; 


PRINTED BY 


C O L L I E R AND B U E L, 


(THE COPY-RIGHT SECURED AS THE ACT DIRECTS.) 



Item No. 37. 



rhe 

PUBLICATIONS 

of 

THOMAS COLLIER 

TRINTEI^^ 

1784-1808 




LITCHFIELD 

THE LITCHFIELD HISTORICAL SOCIETY 

1933 



Copyright, 1933, by Samuel H. Fisher. 



In memory of 

HENRY AUGUSTIN BEERS 

JVho first aroused an interest 

in the achievements of this 

Printer of Litchfield 



FOREWORD 



THOMAS COLLIER was born on the twentieth 
day of February, 1761, and died on the eleventh 
day of March, 1 842. After serving an appren- 
ticeship with the Boston News Letter under the manage- 
ment of his forceful aunt, Margaret Green Draper, he 
left Boston during the Revolution for Connecticut and 
for several years was a journeyman printer in Norwich 
and New Haven. In the former place, when nineteen 
years old, he married Elizabeth Stockwell, a girl of his 
own age, and there his first two children were born. 

With little capital and much ambition, Collier, 
with a fellow printer, William Copp, in 1784, set up a 
press in Litchfield, Connecticut. Here until 1808 he 
conducted his printing establishment and published 
the Litchfield Monitor and American Advertiser^ a four- 
page weekly, which, in spite of many vicissitudes, some 
lapses, and a number of changes in size, survived for 
twenty-three years. The title of the paper was often 
varied. Nearly thirty changes were made and at least 
eleven different headings appeared at the beginning of 
the weekly. These ranged all the way from such elabo- 
rate forms as The Weekly Monitor and Litchfield Town 
and County Recorder (December 5, 1786), Weekly Moni- 
tor and Litchfield Advertiser (April 27, 1789) and Litch- 
field Monitor; and Agricultural Register (June 10, 1795) 
through the more modest titles of Collier s Litchfield 



viii Foreword 

Weekly Monitor (January 7, 1788) and The Farmer's 
Monitor (March 16, 1800) to such simple ones as 
Weekly Monitor (November 17, 1789) and The Moni- 
tor (February 28, 1798). The headings were sometimes 
ornamented with emblems, such as a spread eagle or an 
allegorical representation of agriculture, with the words 
"Venerate the Plough." This latter embellishment 
and the references to farmers in the title called forth 
the caustic remark of a rival editor that Collier's in- 
terest in agriculture was noticeable chiefly during the 
winter months when wood and other produce were 
scarce ! 

Apparently Collier reveled in thus varying the 
titles of the Monitor and it must have added a cer- 
tain zest to its readers on the arrival of the weekly post 
to find a new caption at the top of the front page. 

During his life in Litchfield, Collier saw the place 
grow from one of relative insignificance to one of con- 
siderable importance. By 1810 it became the fourth 
town in the State in population. Politically it was out- 
standing. In the year 1797 both Oliver Wolcott, Sr., 
the Governor of the State, and Andrew Adams, the 
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Errors, lived in 
Litchfield and died there within a few days of each 
other. Uriah Tracy, at that time one of the two United 
States Senators from Connecticut, came from the 
same place, as did John Allen, one of the then seven 
Connecticut Representatives in Congress (at that 
time elected at large), while Oliver Wolcott, Jr., was 
Secretary of the Treasury in the cabinet of President 
Adams. 

Educationally Litchfield became well known. The 
Law School founded by Tapping Reeve (later a Chief 
Justice of the Supreme Court of Connecticut) and 



Foreword ix 

carried on by James Gould, attracted hundreds of 
students from all parts of the Union and sent forth 
men trained in its traditions to fill important posts in 
the national and state governments. The Female 
Academy conducted by Miss Sarah Pierce had almost 
as wide a reputation. A prosperous and discriminating 
public was thus offered to a publisher. 

The partnership of Collier and Copp lasted but a 
year and thereafter Collier took over the manage- 
ment of the press alone. Until 1787 his books and 
pamphlets had crude paper covers. More permanent 
leather or wooden bindings made their appearance 
when Robert Adam, a bookbinder, settled in Litch- 
field and especially after he became Collier's second 
partner. But this firm was also short-lived and in June, 
1789, much discouraged, Collier suspended opera- 
tions until he could make better financial arrange- 
ments. The sale of his house and other assistance 
ultimately enabled him to resume publishing in No- 
vember of that year, and again, for a time, he con- 
ducted the establishment by himself until he associated 
with him David Buel, a prosperous local merchant and 
innkeeper. This co-partnership was more successful 
and survived for more than four years, during which 
time a new press was purchased and several improve- 
ments were inaugurated. 

For nine years, from March i, 1796, Collier was 
sole proprietor of his establishment and with his lim- 
ited income he brought up and educated a large fam- 
ily. In 1805 he joined with him as junior partner his 
eldest son, Thomas Green Collier, then a young man 
of twenty-one. 

The opening years of the nineteenth century, when 
intense political partisanship was rampant, were hectic 



X Foreword 

times for the editor of the Monitor. He was a vigorous 
champion of the waning cause of Federalism. Backed 
by a powerful group of residents of Litchfield, he de- 
voted his energies to a losing fight against the spread 
of Republican or Democratic principles. He added to 
the heading of his weekly the significant slogan, "To 
stem the torrent of a downward age." So vigorous 
were his strictures on President Jefferson that he was 
indicted by the grand jury and brought before the 
United States Circuit Court to answer a charge of libel 
presented on behalf of the administration at Washing- 
ton. The case dragged on for a few years and was then 
dismissed. An interesting, though somewhat preju- 
diced, account of this litigation is contained in A Let- 
ter to the President of the United States by "Hampden" 
published in 1808. 

In the midst of all their troubles, the younger Collier 
emigrated to Georgia and, a year or so later, the father, 
overwhelmed by legal difficulties and financial em- 
barrassments, left Litchfield, an impoverished and 
disappointed man. "A gentleman of a very benevo- 
lent disposition, of the purest morals and an entire re- 
serve from everything like intemperance^" some of his 
local admirers and supporters described him; and they 
added, "His incorruptible integrity, resolute deter- 
mination and unabating industry, rendered his paper a 
most formidable obstacle to the growth of democracy. 
Perhaps no one thing ever contributed more to pro- 
mote the cause of truth and federalism in this State 
than the Litchfield Monitor. " 

While residing in Litchfield, Collier undertook two 
outside ventures. In 1800 he established a printing 
office in Bennington, Vermont, with William Stock- 
well (his brother-in-law or nephew) and there pub- 



Foreword xi 

lished for a few months The Ploughman; or. Republican 
Federalist. On February i, 1802, the enterprise was 
abandoned and the press removed to Troy, New York. 
In this latter town, from September 15, 1802, until 
July 17, 1804, Collier published, over his own name, 
the Troy Gazette. 

During the quarter of a century of his activities, 
more than one hundred books and pamphlets were 
issued from his press. They touched upon many sub- 
jects, for the publisher had a catholic taste. Some were 
books of adventure, such as the curious Journal of the 
Adventures of Matthew Bunn and the story of Lent 
Munson. Some were schoolbooks, such as the New 
England Primer and A System of Astronomy. Some 
were instructive volumes prepared by masculine 
theorists for the benefit of the feminine portion of the 
community; Fables for the Female Sex and The Whole 
Duty of Woman are two of these. Other books were 
translations and reprints of foreign best-sellers of the 
eighteenth century; for example, Goethe's Sorrows of 
Werter and Gray's Elegy in a Country Church Yard. A 
book or two of travel, a few on agricultural subjects, 
and at least one of a military nature were included in 
the list. 

Perhaps the outstanding achievement of this print- 
ing establishment was the issuance of a collection of 
American Poems which such critics as Henry A. Beers 
call the earliest American anthology. Another note- 
worthy volume was the Reports of Cases adjudged in 
the Superior Court of Connecticut, said to be the first 
collection of law reports printed in this country. 

Much, however, of Collier's output consisted of 
the ordination and funeral sermons, and the flamboy- 
ant and patriotic orations so popular at the time, and, 



xii Foreword 

last but not least in value, came the familiar and useful 
annual almanacs. 

The columns of the newspaper contained adver- 
tisements of many of these publications and hence the 
dates of their first appearance may be fixed and, in a 
number of instances, the original prices for which they 
were offered to the public are ascertainable. The 
chronological list which follows purposes to include the 
title-pages of all his known publications, where exist- 
ing copies of books or pamphlets have been found. 
Otherwise descriptions are taken from the Monitor or 
other sources of information. References to libraries 
where copies of publications have been located are 
added. A few items of doubtful authenticity are in- 
cluded, accompanied by brief explanations. 

Many of the items are listed in such bibliographies 
as the American Bibliography of Charles Evans and 
the List of Books Printed in Connecticut 1 709-1 800, by 
James Hammond Trumbull, while most of the alma- 
nacs are to be found in the Check List of Connecticut 
Almanacs 1709-1850, by Albert Carlos Bates, and the 
Preliminary Check List of American Almanacs 1639- 
1800, by Hugh Alexander Morrison. In such instances, 
the number of the citation, or the page on which the 
item is to be found, is given. 

While this description of the output of an obscure 
Connecticut printer may not add much to the world's 
stock of knowledge, it must be remembered that he 
catered to educated readers of some literary taste. 
Hence the list of his works may help to refill the shelves 
in the library of a well-to-do man of that time. One 
can almost feel the glow from the fire on the great 
hearth and smell the sputtering candle on the stand, as 
one envisages the master of the house, comfortably 



Foreword xiii 

ensconced in his wing-chair, perusing the latest prod- 
uct from the press of Thomas Collier. 

Whatever may be its value, this compilation has 
proved an absorbing excursion into the field of bibliog- 
raphy. The quest for existing copies of the products of 
Collier's printing establishment has led through the 
highways and byways of libraries and bookstores 
where unfailing courtesy and ready co-operation have 
been the rule. Professor Charles M. Andrews of Yale 
University, Mr. Albert C. Bates of the Connecticut 
Historical Society, Mr. Clarence S. Brigham of the. 
American Antiquarian Society, and Dr. Andrew Keogh 
of the Yale University Library have been generous in 
advice and encouragement to an amateur. These and 
the officials of the Library of Congress, the Boston 
Public Library, the John Carter Brown Library, the 
Henry E. Huntington Library, and the New York 
Public Library have materially aided the task of the 
compiler. 

SAMUEL H. FISHER 
Litchfield, February 3, 1933. 



ABBREVIATIONS 

Libraries in which Imprints are to be found and Bibliographies in 
which Imprints are cited. 

AAS. American Antiquarian Society. 

Bates. Check List of American Almanacs 1709-1850, 

Albert Carlos Bates.- 
BA. Library of the Boston Athenaeum. 

BM. Boston Museum of Fine Arts. 

BPL. Public Library of the City of Boston. 

Brinley. Catalogue of the American library of the late 

Mr. George Brinley of Hartford, Connecticut. 
BU. Brown University. 

CHS. Connecticut Historical Society. 

Dep. Int. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education. 
Evans. American Bibliography, Charles Evans. 
HEH. Henry E. Huntington Library. 
HU. Harvard University. 

JCB. John Carter Brown Library. 

LHS. Litchfield Historical Society. 

LOC. Library of Congress. 

MHS. Massachusetts Historical Society. 
Morrison. Preliminary Check List of American Almanacs 

1 639-1 800, Hugh Alexander Morrison. 
NHHS. New Haven Colony Historical Society. 
NYPL. New York Public Library. ^ 
SHF. Samuel H. Fisher. 

Trumbull. List of Books Printed in Connecticut 1709-1800, 

James Hammond Trumbull. 
UTS. Union Theological Seminary. 

UV. University of Vermont. 

WL. Watkinson Library. 

WU. Wesley an University. 

YU. Yale University. 



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PARTNERS OF THOMAS COLLIER 



WILLIAM COPP 

December 21, 1784 to December 12, 1785 

ROBERT ADAM 

September 15, 1788 to June 8, 1789. 

DAVID BUEL 

January 11, 1792 to March i, 1796. 

THOMAS GREEN COLLIER 

March i, 1805 to September 3, 1806. 

WILLIAM STOCKWELL 

At Bennington — 1800 to 1802. 




This ornament was used on the title- 
pages of some funeral sermons, 
as in Item No. 95. 



PUBLICATIONS ON 
GENERAL SUBJECTS 



'A taste of every sort of knowledge is necessary to form 

the mind, and is the only way to give the understanding 

its due improvement to the full extent of its capacity.' 

Locke 

Quotation on the title-page of 
A Short System of Polite Learning. 




This ornament was often used on title-pages, 
as in Item No. 83. 



1785 

Morse, Jedidiah. (1761-1826). 

Geography Made Easy: Being a short, but com- 
prehensive System, of that useful and agreeable 
Science. Calculated particularly for the use and 
improvement of Schools in the United States. By 
Jedidiah Morse, A.B. 

No copy located. 

Advertised March i, 1785 as "Just Published." 

While studying theology with Dr. Jonathan Ed- 
wards, the author wrote this treatise which was pub- 
lished by Meigs, Bowen and Dana in New Haven in 
the latter part of 1784. The advertisement by Collier 
may relate to this New Haven edition, although it 
follows the form usually employed by him to advertise 
his own publications. 

Rev. Jedidiah Morse was the pastor of a church in 
Charlestown, Massachusetts, from 1789 to 1820. He 
was called the "Father of American Geography" and 
was also the father of Samuel Finley Breese Morse of 
electro-magnetic telegraph fame. 

The Indictment and Trial of Sir Richard Rum, 
A person of noble birth and extraction, well known 
both to rich and poor, throughout all America, 
Who was accused for several misdemeanours 
against the inhabitants of the United States, viz. 
Killing some, wounding others, bringing thousands 
to Poverty, and many good families to utter Ruin. 

No copy located. 



\. Thomas Collier [^7^5 

Advertised March i, 1785 as "Just Published." 
Price 6d. 

Evans lists an edition of this pamphlet published by 
Meigs, Bowen and Dana of New Haven in 1785, to 
which this advertisement may refer. 

3 Chamberlain, Thomas. (1693-1748). 

England's Timely Remembrance; / or, / the 
Minister's Preaching his own / Funeral Sermon : / 
Being a Warning from Heaven, to all vile Sinners 
on / Earth. / With a particular Relation of many 
wonderful / Things seen by the / Rev. Mr. Cham- 
berlain, in a Vision, / Just before his Discease [sic] ; 
the precise Time of which, / was shewn unto him. / 
[seven skulls] / Litchfield: / Printed by Collier and 
Copp. / 
i9>^cm., pp. 8. SHF. 

Advertised April 12, 1785 as "Just Published." 

Rev. Thomas Chamberlain, whose self-spoken fu- 
neral sermon was immediately followed by his tragic 
death, as recorded in this pamphlet, was for twenty 
years minister in the town of Covart, near Gloucester, 
England. The sermon passed through many editions. 

4 Charles Philippe, Count D'Artois. (1757- 
1836). 

An / Account / of / Count D'Artois and his 
Friend's / Passage / to the / Moon, / In a Flying 
Machine, called, / An Air Balloon; / Which was 
constructed in France, and from / which Place 
they ascended. / Giving an Account of the Things, 
or Objects, / they had a View of in the Passage; 
and like- / wise the Circumstances of their landing 



A N 

C C O U N T 

O F 

Count U'Artois and his Friend'' s 

PASSAGE 

TO THE. 






In a Flying Machine, called. 
An Air Balloon ; 

Which was coni^rucled in France, and from 
which Place they afcended. 

Giving an Account of the Jkings, or OhjeBs^ 
they had a View of in the Fajjage-, and like- 
wife the Cir cum fiances of their landing in 
that Planet i and con'verjing ivith the Inha- 
bitaiitS', — their Language, Manners, Re- 
ligion, ^c. — With many ether Things very 
entertaining^ and well worth the , Attention 
Oj thoje who read it. 

LITCHFIELD: 
Printed BY COLJLIER and CORP. 

Item No. 4. 



3 Thomas Collier b-7^5 

in / that Planet, and conversing with the Inha- / 
bitants; — their Language, Manners, Re- / ligion, 
&c. — ^With many other Things very / entertaining, 
and well worth the Attention / of those who read 
it. / [ornament] / Litchfield: / Printed by Collier 
and Corp [sic]. / 

igcm., pp. 33. SHF. 

Advertised July 5, 1785 as "Just Published." Price 

IS. 

Charles Philippe, Count D'Artois, occupied the 
throne of France from 1824 to 1830 as Charles X. 

This account is a forerunner of De la Terre a la Lune 
(1865) by Jules Verne. 

A reproduction of the title-page of this book appears on 
page 5. 

5 [LeRoy, Pierre Louis.] 

A Narrative of the extraordinary Adventures of 
four Russian Sailors, who were cast away, and 
lived Six Years on the Deserted Island of East- 
Spitzbergen. As related by themselves. 

No copy located. 
8vo.,pp. 15. 

Advertised July 19, 1785 as "Just Published." 

Evans, No. 19058. Brinley, No. 8851. 

6 Champion, Judah. (1729-1810). 

A / Funeral Sermon, / Preached at Northbury, 
March 4, 1785, / The Day of the Interment of the / 
Reverend Andrew Storrs, / Pastor of the Church of 
Christ there. / Who departed this Life on Wednes- 
day, March 2, 1785, / in the 50th Year of his 
Age, and 20th of his Ministry. / [rule] / By Judah 



Funeral Sermon, 

\Preacbedatl^ORTiiBVRYy March ^, ^7^5*] 

The Day of the Interment of the 

Reveref^d Andrew Storrs, 

\PaJor of the Church of CHRIST there \ 

[who departed this Life on Wednefday, March 2, 1785,1 
in the 50th Year of his Age, and 20th of his Miniflry. 



By JUD ah champion, A. M 

iPaftor of the firft Church of CHRIST, inLiTCHFiELD.I 



The /hue et Rememhrance of the Jujlf 
Shall Jlourijh when hejleeps in Duji. 



Pf. 112.6. 



LITCHFIELD: 
Printed by COLLIER and COPP. 



Item No. 6. 



8 Thomas Collier [^7^5 

Champion, A.M. / Pastor of the first Church of 
Christ, in Litchfield. / [rule] / The sweet Remem- 
brance of the Just, / Shall flourish when he sleeps 
in Dust. / Ps. 112. 6. / [ornament] / Litchfield: / 
Printed by Collier and Copp. / [black border]. 

19cm., pp. 16, including half title-page; 17-19, Appendix con- 
taining Letter from Lemuel Hopkins relative to Mr. Storrs* 
last sickness. lhs. shf. 

Evans, No. 18950. Trumbull, No. 448. 

Rev. Judah Champion, a vigorous opponent to 
Democracy, was minister at Litchfield from 1753 till 
1797. The story is told of his evidencing his antipathy 
to Jefferson by a prayer that the Lord would bestow 
a double portion of His grace on Thomas Jefferson, 
"for Thou knowest he needs it." 

The subject of this funeral sermon. Rev. Andrew 
Storrs (1735-1785) was pastor at Northbury (now 
Waterbury), Connecticut, from 1765 until his death, 
and Dr. Lemuel Hopkins, the brilliant though eccen- 
tric physician who so graphically described Mr. Storrs* 
last illness, was one of the so-called Hartford Wits, and 
collaborated in the composition of the Anarchaid and 
the Echo. He wrote the satiric Epitaph on a Patient 
Killed by a Cancer ^ack. For many years he prac- 
ticed medicine in Litchfield until he removed to Hart- 
ford in 1784. 

A reproduction of the title-page of this book appears on 

7- 



7 Norton, Elijah, (i 741-1797). 

Fools in their Folly / the most / Dangerous 
Companions. / [parallel rule] / By Elijah Norton, 
of Guilford. / [parallel rule] / "Answer not a Fool 
according to his Folly, lest thou be like / unto 
him. / "Answer a Fool according to his Folly, lest 



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he be wise in / his own Conceit. / "Fools make a 
mock at Sin. Fools despise Wisdom and In- / 
struction. " Proverbs. / "Folly is set in great Dig- 
nity. The Heart of the wise is in / the House of 
mourning; but the Heart of Fools is in the House 
of / Mirth." Ecclesiastes. / [ornament] / Litch- 
field: / Printed by Collier and Copp, for the Au- 
thor. / [rule] / M,DCC,LXXXV. / 

19cm., pp. 24. SHF. 

Evans, No. 19147. Trumbull, No. 1192. 

The design of this sermon is stated on page 5 to be: 
"I. To shew when fools may be said to be in their 
folly; and point out the danger of being in their com- 
pany at such times. 

"II. Urge and enforce the obligations all are under 
(especially young people) to shun and avoid the com- 
pany of fools, when they are thus in their folly." 



1787 

[[Sherman, Josiah.] (1734-1789). 

A / Sermon / to / Swine: / From / Luke xv. 16. / 
"And he fain would have filled his / Belly with the 
Husks that the Swine / did eat. " / Containing, / A 
concise, but sufficient Answer, to / General Allen's / 
Oracles of Reason. / [rule] / By Common Sense, A. 
yi. I [parallel rule] /Litchfield: /Printed by Thomas 
Collier, near the Court- / House. 1787. / 

19cm., pp. 40. JCB. LOG. UV. 

Advertised March 19, 1787 as "To-morrow will be 
published." Price 6d. 

Evans, No. 20707. Trumbull, No. 1355. 



lo Thomas Collier [1787 

Rev. Josiah Sherman, who attempted to answer 
Allen's arguments, was pastor at Goshen, Connecticut, 
from 1783 to 1789. 

Reason, the only Oracle of Man by General Ethan 
Allen, the hero of Ticonderoga, appeared in 1784, 
published by Haswell and Russell of Bennington, 
Vermont. It stirred up a heated controversy through- 
out the country because of its atheistic attitude. 

The manuscript of Allen's book was first offered to 
Hudson and Goodwin, of Hartford, publishers of a 
number of his earlier political pamphlets, but they 
hesitated to defy the powerful Congregational Church. 

9 Sherman, Josiah. (1734-1789). 

Christ the true victim and conqueror. / [dotted 
rule] / A History of the War, / In which the Son of 
God engaged with all the powers / of darkness, 
concerning the righteousness of God as / moral 
Governor — ^How it commenced; and how he / de- 
cided it, by being made a victim and sacrifice in / 
the devil's kingdom; by means of which, he con- 
quer- / ed and destroyed God's enemies — made 
Atonement / for sin — paid the price of our ran- 
som — merited the / kingdom of the universe to 
himself — and redeemed / multitudes to God out of 
every nation. / [rule] / By Josiah Sherman, A.M. / 
[rule] / Published at the desire of the Hearers. / 
[rule] / ' Which immense debt we owe to God, and 
have nothing to pay.' / "Christ obtains the bene- 
fits men have through Him, by a proper / merit of 
condignity; and a true purchase by an equivalent. " 
/ President Edwards. / [dotted rule] / Litchfield: / 
Printed by T. Collier, in the South End of the 
Court-House. / 
iSJ^cm., pp. 66. BA. Yu. 



1787] 



Thomas Collier ii 



Advertised October 8, 1787 as "To-morrow will be 
published." 

Evans, No. 20704. Trumbull, No. 1362. 

10 Sherman, Josiah. ( 1 734-1 789). 

The / History / of / Melchizedek, / King of 
Salem. / And of / Redemption / by / Jesus Christ, 
/ King of Righteousness and Peace. / [rule] / By 
Josiah Sherman, A.M. / Pastor of the Church in 
Goshen. / [rule] / " Melchizedek, that wonderous 
Priest / That King of high Degree, / That holy 
Man who Abra'm blest, / Was but a Type of thee." 
Dr. Watts. / [ornament] / Litchfield: / Printed by 
T. Collier, a few Rods West of the Court-House. / 

l8>^Cm., pp. 28. AAS. JCB. YU. 

Advertised October 22, 1787. 
Evans, No. 19987. Trumbull, No. 1361. 

11 Sherman, Josiah. ( 1 734-1 789). 

The Nature of Moral Agency. In which is made 
to appear from scripture and reason, that God is in 
no sense the maker, creator or author of that mode 
of exercise called sin, or moral evil, either by his 
decrees, efficiency, commands or by tempting his 
creatures with evil. 

No copy located. 

Advertised October 22, 1787. 

Evans, No. 20705. 

12 [Sherman, Josiah.] (i 734-1 789). 

Oracles of Reason, / As formed by the Deists, 
are Husks / for Deistical and Heathen / Swine: 



12 Thomas Collier [1787 

But the Truths of the / Gospel are Bread for God's 
Chil- / dren. / [rule] / A / Concise, but plain An- 
swer, / To Gen. Allen's / Oracles of Reason: / 
shewing the / Unreasonableness of them, and the 
Principles / of the Deists, Arians, Socinians and 
Uni- / versalists, and the Excellency of the / Holy 
Bible; as containing a most refined / System of 
Morality; and the wisest, easiest and / best Meth- 
od for the Salvation of Sinners that can be / de- 
vised or desired. / [rule] / The Great Doctrines of / 
Substitution, Vicarious Sufferings, / and Atone- 
ment, are here explained. / [rule] / By Common 
Sense. / [rule] / "Cast not your pearls before 
Swine, / lest they trample them under their / feet 
and turn again and rend you. " / Theanthropos. / 
[rule] / Litchfield: Printed by T. Collier. / 
i7>^cm., pp. 40. uv. 

Advertised October 22, 1787. 
Evans, Na 20706. Brinley, No. 2537. 



1788 

13 Hart, Levi. (173 8-1 808). 

The / Important Objects / of the / Evangelical 
Ministry / considered; / and / Brief Hints sug- 
gested for the Improvement of the / Christian 
Preacher, / That his Labour may not be in Vain. / 
In a / Discourse at the Ordination / of the / Rev. 
Mr. Amos Chase, / To the gospel Ministry, and 
pastoral Office, over the second Church / in Litch- 
field, June 27th, 1787. / [rule] / By Levi Hart, 
A.M. / Pastor of a Church in Preston. / [rule] / 



789] 



Thomas Collier 13 



"Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss, 
for the excel- / lence of the knowledge of Christ 
Jesus my Lord. " / Philip, iii. 8. / [dotted rule] / 
Litchfield: / Printed by Thomas Collier, M.DCC. 
LXXXVIIL / 

20cm., pp. 26, including half title-page. jcb. nypl. shf. 

Advertised March lo, 1788 as "Just Published." 

Evans, No. 21 133. Trumbull, No. 802. 

Rev. Levi Hart served as pastor in Preston (now 
Jewett City) Connecticut, from 1762 until his death. 
He was a Trustee of Dartmouth College and later a 
Fellow of Yale College. His son-in-law, Rev. Amos 
Chase, at whose ordination this sermon was delivered, 
was pastor of the second church in Litchfield until 
1 8 14, and conducted a school in South-Farms (now 
Morris), Connecticut. 

1789 

14 Blair, John. (1720-1771). 

Essays, / on, / First, the Nature, Uses, and 
Sub- / jects of the Sacraments of the / New Testa- 
ment. / Second, on Regeneration, where- / in the 
Principle of spiritual Life, / thereby implanted, is 
particularly / considered. / Third, on the Nature 
and Use of / the Means of Grace. / By John Blair, 
A.M. / Pastor of the Church of Goodwill, (alias / 
Wallkill) in the State of New- York. / Go ye there- 
fore and teach all Nations, baptizing / them in the 
Name of the Father, and of the Son, and / of the 
Holy Ghost. Mat. 28. 19. / For as often as ye eat 
this Bread, and drink this Cup, / ye do shew the 
Lord's Death till he come. / i Cor. 11. 26. / And 



14 Thomas Collier [1789 

you hath he quickened who were dead in Tres- / 
passes and Sins. Ephes. 2. i. / What Advantage 
then hath the Jews? Or what Pro- / fit is there of 
Circumcision? Much every way: Chiefly / because 
that unto them were committed the Oracles of / 
God. Rom. 3. I. 2. / Litchfield: / Re-printed by 
Collier and Adam. / 

17cm., pp. 103; half binding. loc. shf. 

Advertised March 2, 1789 as "Just Published." 

Evans, No. 21694. 

Rev. John Blair, the author of these Essays, in 1767 
became Professor of Divinity at the College of New 
Jersey (Princeton), and acted as head of that institu- 
tion until the arrival from England of the newly- 
. elected President, Dr. John Witherspoon. 

15 Kirby, Ephraim. (1757-1804). 

Reports / of / Cases / adjudged in the / Su- 
perior Court / of the / State of Connecticut. / 
From the Year 1785, to May 1788; / with some / 
Determinations / in the / Supreme Court of Er- 
V rors. / [rule] / By Ephraim Kirby, Esquire. / 
[rule] / Litchfield: Printed by Collier & Adam. / 
M,DCC,LXXXIX. / 

20cm., pp. (i-viii), 456, also 23 pages containing A Table of the 
Principal Matters, i page of Errata and 5 pages of Subscribers' 
Names; full leather binding. aas. chs. lhs. nypl. yu. shf. 

Advertised April 13, 1789 as "Just Published." 
Price ^3.00. 

Evans, No. 21914. Trumbull, No. 941. 

This first collection of law reports published in 
America was edited by Major Ephraim Kirby, an at- 
torney of Litchfield. Kirby was active in politics and 



REPORTS 



O F 



CASES 

ADJUDGED IN THE 

SUPERIOR COURT 

OF THE 

State of ConneBicut. 

From the Year 1785, to May 1788; 
with some 

DETERMINATIONS 

I N T H E 

SUPREME COURT OF ERRORS. 



By EPHRAIM KIRBY, Esquire. 



LITCHFIELD: Printed by COLLIER ^ ADAM. 

M,DCC,LXXX1X. 

Item No. 15. 



i6 Thomas Collier [1789 

was several times the unsuccessful Democratic candi- 
date for the Governorship of the State. Appointed by- 
President Jefferson as Judge of the newly organized ter- 
ritory of New Orleans, he died at Fort Stoddard, Mis- 
sissippi, on the way to his post. 

A reproduction of the title-page of this book appears on 
page 15. 

16 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von. (1749-1832). 

The / Sorrows / of / Werter. / A / German 
Story. / Taeder cseeli convexa tueri. / — ^To each his 
sufferings. — / Gray. (Ode to Adversity) / [rule] / 
Vol. I. / [rule] /Litchfield, (Connecticut) /Printed 
by Thomas Collier. / M.DCC.XXXIX [sic]. / 
—Vol. II. [. . .] M,DCC,LXXXIX. / 

15cm., Vol. L, pp. 94; Vol. IL, pp. 97; bound together. 

AAS. CHS. JOB. YU. 

Advertised December 22, 1789 as "Just Published." 

EvanSjl^o. 21859. 

James Dodsley, the London printer, in 1780 paid 
forty pounds to Richard Graves for the copyright of 
the English translation. It is uncertain whether Graves 
was the actual translator or acted merely as an agent in 
this transaction. 

17 [Hawkesworth, John.] (1715-1773). 

Almoran / and / Hamet. / An / Oriental Tale. / 
In two volumes. / [rule] / Vol. I. / [rule] / 
Litchfield: / Re-printed by Thomas Collier. / 
M.DCC.LXXXIX. / 
—Vol. IL 

15cm., Vol. L, pp. 97, with Dedication to the King signed by 
John Hawkesworth; Vol. IL, pp. 105; bound together. aas. 



1789] 



Thomas Collier 17 



Advertised December 22, 1789 as "Just Published." 

Evans, No. 21 881. Trumbull, No. 264. 

This tale by the Kentish school-teacher relates the 
adventures of the twin sons of Solyman, " the mighty 
and the wise," ruler of Persia. They both loved Al- 
meida, daughter of Abdallah, the Ambassador of Cir- 
cassia, and after various tribulations, in the end virtue 
was triumphant, and the deserving Hamet wedded the 
fair Almeida. 

18 D'Arnaud, Francois Thomas Marie de Bacu- 
lard. (1718-1805). 

Fanny, or the Happy Repentance. From the 
French of M. D'Arnaud. 

No copy located. 

Advertised December 22, 1789 as "Just Published." 
Evans, No. 23 13 1. 

19 Sermons / to the / Rich and Studious, / on / 
Temperance / and / Exercise. / With a / Dedica- 
tion to Dr. Cadogan. / [rule] / By a Physician. / 
[rule] / 'Turgidus hie epulis, atque albo ventre 
lavatur, / 'Gutture sulphureas lente exhalante 
mephites. / 'Sed tremor inter vina subit, calidum- 
que triental / 'Excudit e manibus, dentes cre- 
puere retecti, / 'Uncta cadunt laxis, tunc pulmen- 
taria labris, / 'Hinc Tuba — Candelae. — / Persii 
Satyra III. / 'Vitam sub Dio — agat. / Hor. Lib. 
III. Ode II. / [rule] / London printed; / Lichfield 
[sic] : Reprinted by T. Collier. / 

i6cm., pp. 71. jcB. 

Advertised December 22, 1789 as "Just Published." 

Evans, No. 23758. 



i8 Thomas Collier [^7^9 

20 M'Donald, Alexander, (i 752-1 792). 

The / Youth's Assistant: / Being a plain, easy, 
and comprehensive / Guide to Practical / Arith- 
metic. / Containing, / All the Rules and Exam- 
ples necessary for / such a Work, viz. / Numera- 
tion — Simple Ad- / dition. Subtraction, Mul- / 
tiplication and Division — Division of Weights and 
/ Measures — Reduction of / several Denomina- 
tions — / The single and double Rules / of Three — 
Tare and Trett / — Practice — Simple Inte- / rest — 
Assurance — Brokage/ — Commission — Discount — 
/ Equation of Payments — / Barter — ^Loss and 
Gain — / Single and double Fellow- / ship — 
Reduction, Additi- / on. Subtraction, Multipli- / 
cation, & Division of Vul- / gar Fractions — ^Nota- 
ti- / on. Addition, Subtraction, / Multiplication, 
Division, / and Reduction of Decimal / Fractions 
^ — The Rule of/Three — Simple and Com-/pound In- 
terest in Decimal /Fractions. /The second Edition. 
/ [rule] / By Alexander M'Donald. / [rule] / Litch- 
field: Printed by T. Collier. / M,DCC,LXXXIX. 
/ (With the Priviledge [sic] of Copy-Right.) / 

i6cni., pp. 103, including 2 pages Dedication, i page Preface 
and 2 pages Recommendations; half binding. 

AAS. HU. JCB. (impf.) NYPL. SHF. 

Advertised December 22, 1789 as "Just Published." 

Evans, No. 21928. Trumbull, No. 1048. 

The author was a teacher in the academy at Nor- 
wich, Connecticut, and the first edition of this book 
was published by John Trumbull of that place in 1785. 

21 Hazard, Joseph. (1757-18 1 7). 

Juvenile / Poems, / on a / Diversity of Subjects. 



1790] Thomas Collier 19 

/ [rule] / By Joseph Hazard. / [rule] / Litchfield, 
(Connecticut) / Printed by Thomas Collier, for the 
Author. / M.DCC.LXXXIX. / 

20cm., pp. 46. LOC. 

Evans, No. 21882. 

Rev. Joseph Hazard, the author of these poems, was 
minister at Southold, Long Island, from 1797 to 1806. 

1790 

11 Mackenzie, Henry. (1745-1831). 

The / Man / of / Feeling. / [rule] / The Third 
American Edition. / [rule] / Litchfield: / Re- 
printed by / Thomas Collier, in the / Court- 
House. / 

15cm., pp. 210. AAS. (impf) NYPL. 

Advertised March 23, 1790 as "Just Published." 

Evans, No. 23528. 

The Man of Feelings the most popular work of this 
Scottish novelist, was published anonymously in 1771. 
Two American editions, previous to this one published 
by Collier, appeared in Philadelphia. The author was 
Attorney for the Crown and Comptroller of the Taxes 
for Scotland. 

23 Gregory, John. (1724-1773). 

A Father's Legacy to his Daughters. 

No copy located. 

Advertised March 23, 1790 as "Just Published." 

This much printed work of a famous Scottish physi- 
cian went through many editions in this country after 
its first appearance in Great Britain in 1774. 



20 Thomas Collier [1790 

24 Andre, John. (1751-1780). 

The / Cow Chace. / In three / cantos. / Written 
in the year 1780, / By Major John Andre, / Ad- 
jutant-General to the British Army, / in North- 
America, / A few weeks previous to his capture by 
/ the Americans. / Litchfield: / Re-printed by 
Thomas Collier. / 
1 6cm., pp. I a. AAS. 

Advertised March 30, 1790 as "This day Published." 
Price 4d. 

The Cow ChacCy a parody on Chevy Chase^ and pub- 
lished on the occasion of General Wayne's attack on 
the Refugees' Block-House on the Hudson, appeared 
in three successive parts in New York; the last on the 
day of the capture by the American forces of Andre 
during his negotiations with Benedict Arnold. 

In his advertisement, Collier quotes the last stanza 
of Canto III, as follows: 

''And now Vve clos'd my epic strain^ 
I tremble as I shew it, 
Lest this same warrio-drover, Wayne, 
Should ever catch the poetT 



25 Cumstock, Abel. 

A / New-Year-Gift; / shewing the / Invalidity / 
of/ Infant Baptism. / [rule] / By Abel Cumstock, of 
Warren. / [rule] / Litchfield: / Printed by Thomas 
Collier, in the Court-House. / M,DCC,XC. / 
1 6cm., pp. 47. NYPL. (impf.) 

Evans, No. 22437. 

The author was a deacon of the church in Warren, 
Connecticut, a town adjoining Litchfield. 



ijgi] Thomas Collier 21 

26 Day, Jeremiah. ( 1 737-1 806). 

The / Divine Right / of / Infant Baptism, / 
Concisely proved from the Holy Scriptures; / and 
Objections answered. / A / Sermon, / delivered / 
by Jeremiah Day, A.M. / Pastor of the Church of 
New-Preston. / (Published by Request.) / What 
advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is / 
there of circumcision ? Much every way. / St. Paul. / 
[rule] / Litchfield: / Printed by Thomas Collier, 
in the South End of the / Court-House. / 1790. / 
20cm., pp. 43, including half title-page. 

AAS. CHS. HU. (impf.) UTS. YU. SHF. 

Evans, No. 22449. Trumbull, No. 561. 

This reply to the arguments advanced in the pre- 
ceding item was delivered by the minister in the ad- 
joining town of Washington (of which New Preston is a 
part). Rev. Jeremiah Day was pastor of the church at 
New Preston, Connecticut, from 1770 until his death. 
His eldest son, also named Jeremiah, became Presi- 
dent of Yale College in 18 17. 

I79I 

27 Benham, Asahel. (1754-1803). 

Federal Harmony: Containing in a familiar 
Manner, the Rudiments of Psalmody; Together 
with a Collection of Church Music. (Most of which 
are entirely new). 

No copy located. 

Advertised January 24, 1791 as "Just Published." 
Price 3/9. 

Abel Morse of New Haven printed an edition of the 
Federal Harmony in 1790, and a second edition in 1792. 
The advertisement by Collier may relate to this 



22 Thomas Collier [1791 

first New Haven edition although it follows the form 
usually used for his own publications. 

Asahel Benham was a resident of Wallingford, Con- 
necticut. 



28 [Dodsley, Robert.] (i 703-1 764). 

The / Chronicle / of the / Kings of England, 
/ from the Reign of / William the Conqueror, 
/ (First King of England) down to his present / 
Majesty / George the Third: / Containing a 
true / History of their Lives, / and the / Charac- 
ter / Which they severally sustained, whether in / 
Church or State, in the Field, or in / Private Life. / 
By the late Dr. Franklin. / The Third American 
Edition. / [rule] / Litchfield: / Re-printed by 
Thomas Collier, 1791. / 
1 6cm., pp. 99; full leather binding. lhs. shf. 

^ Advertised August 24, 1791 as "This Day Pub- 
lished." Price 1/6 for subscribers; 1/9 for non-sub- 
scribers. 

Evans, No. 23331. 

This interesting little history originally appeared in 
1740 as the work of "Nathan Ben Saadi." Later it was 
attributed to Dodsley but, because of its literary wit 
and force, Lord Chesterfield is usually credited with its 
authorship. An amusing paragraph in the Chronicle 
relating to Queen Elizabeth, stating that "her minis- 
ters were just, her counsellors were sage: her captains 
were bold, and her maids of honor ate beef steaks for 
breakfast" appears to be the basis for this conclusion. 

Evans questions whether Dr. Franklin, who died the 
previous year, was named by Collier as the author of 
this book through misinformation or a desire to create 
a market for its sale. 



17 9 1] Thomas Collier 23 

29 [MacGowan^ John,] (i 726-1 790). 

Priestcraft defended. A sermon occasioned by 
the expulsion of six young gentlemen from the 
University of Oxford. For praying, reading, and 
expounding the Scriptures. Flumbly dedicated to 
Mr. V[icel C[hancello]r and the H[ea]ds of H[ouse]s. 
By their humble servant, the Shaver. Supposed to 
be written by the late Dr. Franklin. — The 19th 
edition. 

No copy located. 

i6mo., pp. 30. 

Evans, No. 23526. v 

Rev. John MacGowan, after working as a weaver 
and as a baker, became a preacher, first in the Metho- 
dist Church and later in the Baptist Church. His ser- 
mons were popular and some of his books went through 
many editions. The above discourse was occasioned by 
the expulsion of some students from Oxford for singing 
and expounding the Scriptures in a manner displeasing 
to the authorities. 

Why this satirical sermon is credited to Benjamin 
Franklin is unknown. Evans points out that this is the 
second instance in this year in which Collier wrongly 
made use of the name and fame of Franklin to bolster 
up the sale of pseudonymous works. 

30 A / Discourse / on / Popular Magic: / or / 
Simon Magus /.delineated. / [4 lines of quotation] 
/ Printed at the Asylum, in the Year 1791. / 

No copy located. 

i6mo., pp. ID. Cards in chs. and nypl. 

The evidence is quite inconclusive that this is a 
Collier item. 



24 Thomas Collier [1792 

1792 

31 Haynes, Lemuel. ( 1 753-1 833). 

The Character and Work of a Spiritual / Watch- 
man Decribed [sic]. / [parallel rule] / A / Sermon, 
/ delivered at / Hinesburgh, / February 23, 1791. / 
At the / Ordination / of the / Rev. Reuben Par- 
merlee. / [parallel rule] / By Lemuel Haynes, / 
Pastor of a Church in Rutland. / [parallel rule] / 
Litchfield, (Connecticut) / Printed by Collier and 
Buel. / 

I5^Cm., pp. 22. AAS. JCB. 

Evans, No, 23437. 

Rev. Lemuel Haynes was a mulatto servant who en- 
listed in the Continental Army and after the war edu- 
cated himself for the ministry. He preached for two 
years in Torrington, Connecticut, and from 1788, for 
thirty^ years, was minister in Rutland, Vermont. 

The copy of this ordination sermon belonging to the 
American Antiquarian Society contains manuscript 
notes by the author. 

32 Chase, Amos. ( 1 757-1 849). 

The / Master's Few Hints / to his Pupils, / 
Whom he would conduct by a short, entertaining / 
and easy road, to such an acquaintance with / the 
more useful part of / English Grammar, / As that, 
after the faithful application of a few weeks, / 
They may be able to express their thoughts in / 
Draughts, Letter- Writing, &c. / With ease, and 
even with propriety, as to / Grammatical Con- 
struction. / [ornament] / Collected for the use of 
his school by Amos / Chase, A.M. Pastor of the 



1792] 



Thomas Collier 2^ 



second church in / Litchfield. / "To give to the 
young man knowledge and discretion." / Solomon. 
/ [ornament] / Litchfield: / Printed by Collier and 
Buel. / 
1 6cm., pp. 27. AAS. (impf.) 

Advertised February 15, 1792 as "Just Published." 
Price 6d. 

Evans, No. 26761. Trumbull, No. 456. 

Rev. Amos Chase, whose ordination sermon is item 
No. 13, was a graduate of Dartmouth College of the 
class of 1780. He conducted a school at South-Farms 
(now Morris), then the southern part of the town of 
Litchfield. 

;}2 Chase, Amos. ( 1 757-1 849). 

On / Female Excellence. / Or, a / Discourse, / in 
which / Good Character in Women / is described; 
/ and the Worth and Importance of such Cha- / 
racter, contemplated, by / Amos Chase, A.M. / 
Pastor of the second Church in Litchfield. / Oc- 
casioned by the Death of his Wife; / And deliv- 
ered at Litchfield, South-Farms, on Lord's Day, / 
March 6th, 1791. / "Give her of the works of her 
hands." / Solomon. / [rule] / Litchfield: / Printed 
by Collier and Buel. / M.DCC.XCIL / 

19cm., pp. 24. AAS. JCB. SHF. 

Evans, No. 24187. Trumbull, No. 455. 

The young wife whose death inspired this sermon 
was Rebecca, the daughter of Rev. Levi Hart. She 
married November 30, 1788 and died February 25, 
1 79 1, in her twenty-sixth year. 

Her husband was apparently popular with the 
women of his congregation, for, several years later, the 



26 Thomas Collier [1792 

Monitor of May i6, 1798, records a visit from sixty fe- 
male friends and parishioners to their minister and 
their presentation of seventy run of yarn. "In the 
course of the decent and cordial socialities of the after- 
noon, the ladies were entertained by their pastor with a 
sermon adapted to the occasion from these words, 
Genesis xxxi, 43, — 'What can I do, this day, unto these 
my daughters?' 

34 Backus, Charles. (1749-1803). 

The Faithful Ministers of Jesus Christ / Re- 
warded. / [rule] / A / Sermon, / delivered at the / 
Ordination / of the / Rev. Azel Backus, / to the 
/ Pastoral Care / of the / Church in Bethlem, / 
April 6, 1791. / [rule] / By Charles Backus, A.M. 
/ Pastor of the Church in Somers. / [rule] / 
Litchfield: / Printed by Collier and Buel. / 

20cm., pp. 26. AAS. CHS. JOB. LHS. LOC. NYPL. UTS. VU. SHF. 

Evans, No. 23141. Trumbull, No. 293. 

Rev. Charles Backus was graduated from Yale Col- 
lege in 1769 and after studying theology under Rev. 
Levi Hart, became pastor of the church in Somers, 
Connecticut, from 1774 until his death. He maintained 
a theological school in his house for a number of years 
and, as a result, delivered many ordination sermons, 
several of which were printed. Rev. Azel Backus was 
his nephew. 

i,c, [Wilkinson, Edward.] (1727-1809). 

Wisdom. A Poem. 

No copy located. 

Advertised March 14, 1792 as "This day Published." 
Price 4>^d. 

Collier, in his advertisement, pertinently suggests 



1793] Thomas Collier 27 

that "Wisdom was never offered cheaper; and he ought 
ever to lack of it, who can refuse the head and heart a 
gem of so much value." 

26 Gregory, John. (1724-1773). 

A Father's Legacy to his Daughters. By the late 
Dr. Gregory. 

No copy located. 

Advertised August 8, 1792 as "This Day Published. 
Printed on a new type and page proper for the pocket." 
Price 9d. 

An earlier edition was advertised in 1790; see item 
No. 23. 

1793 

37 [Smith, Elihu Hubbard.] (1771-1798). 

American Poems, / Selected and Original. / 
[ornament] / Vol. I. / [rule] / Litchfield: / Printed 
by / Collier and Buel. / [rule] / (The Copy-right 
secured as the Act directs.) / 

1 8cm., pp. i-viii, including Preface and Contents, 304; also 6 
pages of a List of Subscribers and i page of Errata; full leather 
binding. aas. lhs. nypl. yu. shf. 

Advertised July 17, 1793 as "This day Published. 
Those who subscribe for six books, will be entitled to a 
seventh — gratis." Price ^i.oo. 

Evans, No. 25104. Trumbull, No. 270. 

This dull collection of verse is largely devoted to the 
poems of the Hartford Wits; Barlow, Hopkins, Hum- 
phreys, Trumbull, Dwight, Alsop and Smith. The 
publishers in their preface stated, " Should the Volume, 
now published, meet with that success which the value 
of the Poems it contains seems to warrant, it is the in- 
tention of the Publishers to add another." In spite of 



28 Thomas Collier [^79 3 

the long list of subscribers, the venture was not re- 
munerative and no second volume appeared. 

The editor, Dr. Elihu Smith, was born in Litchfield 
and after graduation from Yale College in 1786, at the 
age of fifteen, spent a couple of years with Rev. Timo- 
thy Dwight (later President of Yale College) at Green- 
field Hill, where he absorbed much of Dr. Dwight's in- 
terest in literature. He then studied medicine under his 
father, and settled at Wethersfield, Connecticut, as a 
practicing physician, in 179 1. Here he became associat- 
ed with the Hartford Wits. From 1793, he practiced 
in New York, and died there during a yellow fever 
epidemic, a victim to his loyalty to a professional friend. 

Smith was also the author of an operetta entitled 
Edwin and Angelina, which was produced in New York 
on December 19, 1796. 

The title-page of this book is reproduced as the frontis- 
piece to the present volume. 

38 The, Christian (Economy, translated from the 
Original Greek of an old Manuscript, found in the 
Island of Patmos, where St. John wrote his book of 
the Revelations. 

No copy located. 

Advertised October 2, 1793 as "This Day Pub- 
lished." 

This popular work went through a number of edi- 
tions before being published by Collier. 



1794 

39 Burroughs, Eden (1738-18 13) and Ester- 
brooks. 
A / Faithful / Narrative / of the wonderful / 



1794] 



Thomas Collier 29 



Dealings of God / towards / Polly Davis, / Of 
New-Gran tham, in the state of New-Hampshire. / 
Taken from her own mouth, / And confirmed by 
the testimony of several Witnesses, / of established 
and approved veracity, who were / present with 
her through the scenes of distress, / and that sud- 
den and surprising recovery / contained in the fol- 
lowing account; — / taken as above, Sept. 12th, 
1792. / [rulel / By the Rev. Mr. Burroughs, of 
Hanover, / and the Rev. Mr. Esterbrooks, of 
New- / Grantham. / [rule] / Springfield Printed: / 
Reprinted in Litchfield, and at Benning- / ton. / 
1 6cm., pp. 12. LHs. 

Advertised April 2, 1794 as "This day Published." 
Price 4j4d. 

Evans, No. 24166. 

This Narrative contains a gruesome and detailed de- 
scription of two violent illnesses of Polly Davis, as well 
as an account of her visions and her ultimate conver- 
sion and recovery. A hymn from Watts, referred to by 
her, appears at the end: 

"Now let our pains be all forgot 
Our hearts no more repine; 
Our sufferings are not worth a thought 
Lordy when compared with thine." 

The first edition of the Narrative was published in 
Springfield in 1792. 

Rev. Eden Burroughs became minister in Hanover, 
New Hampshire in 1771, after a pastorate of eleven 
years at Killingly, Connecticut. He was a Trustee of 
Dartmouth College in 1792, and was the father of the 
notorious adventurer and counterfeiter, Stephen Bur- 
roughs (1765-1840). 



30 Thomas Collier [17 94 

40 Winches ter^ Elhanan. (i 751-1797). 

The / Universal Restoration, / exhibited in / 
Four Dialogues / between / a Minister and his 
Friend; / comprehending / The substance of sev- 
eral real conversations which / the author had 
with various persons, in / America and Europe, / 
on that interesting subject; / chiefly designed / 
Fully to state, and fairly to answer the most com- 
mon / objections that are brought against it from / 
the Scriptures. / [rule] / By Elhanan Winchester. / 
[rule] / London Printed: / Litchfield, / Re-printed 
by Collier and Buel. /— D,DCC,XCIV [sic].—/ 

I5^cm., pp. i-xv, including a Preface and Letters; 220; full 
leather binding. aas. chs. job. nypl. yu. shf. 

Advertised April 2, 1794, "Proposal for printing. 
Those who subscribe for six copies will be entitled to a 
seventh — and gentlemen who procure twelve signers 
and become responsible for payment, will be presented 
with a finish'd volume." Price 3/9. 

Advertised May 28, 1794 as "For Sale." 

Evans, No. 28 11 5. 

Rev. Elhanan Winchester founded a Universalist 
church in Philadelphia in 178 1, and from 1787 until 
1794 was a successful preacher in England. He died in 
Hartford, Connecticut. 

The Universal Restoration first appeared in London 
in 1788 and was reprinted in several places in America. 

41 Pratt, Samuel Jackson. (1749-1814). 

The Sublime and Beautiful of Scripture: Being 
twenty-nine Essays on Select Passages of Sacred 
Composition. 

No copy located. 



1794] Thomas Collier 31 

.Advertised April 2, 1794, "Proposal for Printing . . . 
A list of subscribers' names will be annexed to the 
work." Price 3/9. 

No advertisement of the publication of this item by- 
Collier has been found. Probably the proposed printing 
was abandoned from lack of support. 

42 Blakeslee, Enos. 

A / System / of / Astronomy; / wherein the / 
Copernican System / is refuted, / And the Earth 
demonstrated to be a Body at Rest, / and the Sun, 
Moon and Stars to revolve about it. / By Enos 
Blakeslee. / Psalm xciii. I. — "The World is stab- 
lished that / it cannot be moved." / I Esdrass iv. 
34. — "Swift is the Sun in his / Course, for he com- 
passeth the whole Heavens round / about, and 
fetcheth his Course again to his own / Place in one 
Day." / Ecclesiasticus xliii. — "Great is the Lord 
that / made it (the Sun) and at his Command it 
runneth / hastily." / [rule] / Litchfield: / Printed 
by Collier and Buel. / [Copy-right secured to the 
Author.] / 

i6cni., pp. 88 and plates. job. loc. 

Evans, No. 26678. 

43 The / New-England / Primer / improved / For 
the more easy attaining the true / Reading of Eng- 
lish. / To which is added, / the / Assembly of Di- 
vines Catechism / With other useful and pleasing 
Matter. / [parallel rule] / Litchfield / Printed by 
Collier & Buel, 1794. 

lOCm., pp. (58). AAS. 

Evans, No. 27366. 



32 Thomas Collier [^795 

1795 

44 Osgood, David. (1747-1822). 

The Wonderful Works of God are to be remem- 
bered. 

No copy located. 
i2mo.,pp. 24. 

Advertised February ii, 1795; "j|@°° The very 
excellent, and much admired Sermon of Mr. Osgood, 
delivered at Medford (Massachusetts) on the day of 
the last annual Thanksgiving [November 20, 1794] will 
compose a part of the Monitor for perhaps two weeks." 

Advertised February 18, 1795 as "This Day Pub- 
lished." Price 6d. 
Trumbull, No. 1209. 

Rev. David Osgood, a graduate of Harvard College 
in the class of 1771, was for fifty years preacher at 
Medford, Massachusetts. He was a zealous Federalist 
and this sermon occasioned by an appeal to the Ameri- 
can people by Genet, the French Minister to the 
United States, was a strong partisan document which 
passed through many editions. 

45 Harriet, or the Vicar's Tale. The short and sim- 
ple annals of the poor. Gray. Jl@^ An affecting 
and well-written Tale,— (the Characters taken 
from Nature) — calculated to move the Passions, 
to soften & amend the Heart. Adaptable to the 
capacities of children; and yet a rich and pleasant 
pastime for the letter'd and full-grown Rational of 
six feet high. 

No copy located. 

Advertised March 25,1795 as"ThisDayPubhshed." 
Price 6d., on white paper, stitch'd and cover'd, or ^}4d. 
on blue. 



1795] 



Thomas Collier 33 



46 Holly, Israel. ( 1 728-1 809). 

Old Divinity Preferable to / Modern Novelty. / 
[parallel rule] / The Second Part. / [rule] / Further 
Demonstrating / the / Folly and Absurdity / of 
that Doctrine / which asserts that / God Creates 
Sin. / In a Letter to a Friend. / By Israel Holly, 
V.D.M / Those who will not be reasoned out of 
their Errors, / let them be shamed out of them. / 
[rule] / Litchfield, printed by Collier & Buel, 1795./ 
i8>^cm., pp. 32. Loc. YU. 

Advertised March 25, 1795 as "This day ready for 
Sale." Price pd. 

Evans, No. 28849. Trumbull, No. 850. 

Rev. Israel Holly was pastor at Suffield, Connecti- 
cut. The first part of this essay was published by T. & 
S. Green of New Haven in 1780. 



47 Steuben, Baron F. W. A. H. F. von. (1730- 

1794)- 

Steuben's Regulations for the Troops of the 
United States, with plates. 

No copy located. 

Advertised March 25, 1795 as "For Sale at this 
Office." 

Baron von Steuben, an officer trained under Fred- 
erick the Great, assisted the Continental Army as a 
volunteer from 1777 to 178 1. He was Inspector General 
or drill master, and was also a member of the court- 
martial which tried Major John Andre. After the war, 
he lived at Steubenville, New York, where he died. 

There is little evidence that these Regulations were 
printed by Collier as they were advertised for sale only. 



34 Thomas Collier [^795 

A number of Regulations were issued by various pub- 
lishers, such as Hudson and Goodwin of Hartford in 
1782. An earlier edition was published in Philadelphia 
in 1779. 



48 Osgood, David. (1747-1 822). 

A / Discourse / delivered / February 19th, 
1795 : / the day set apart by the / President, / for a 
/ General Thanksgiving / Through the United- 
States. / [rule] / By David Osgood, A.M. / Pastor 
of the Church in Medford. / [rule] / Published at 
the Request of the Hearers. / [rule] / Litchfield, 
(Connecticut) / Re-printed by Collier and Buel. / 

15cm., pp. 24. AAS, CHS. JCB, YU. SHF. 

Advertised April i, 1795 as "This Day Published." 
Price 9d. 

Evans, No. 29249. 

This Thanksgiving was proclaimed by President 
Washington because of the prospect of peace in Europe. 

49 Manual / Exercise / and / Evolutions / of the / 
Cavelry [sic]. / As practised in the late American 
Army. / Materially corrected and amended, from / 
the Hartford and Worcester editions, / by an able 
and experienced Officer, for the use of Cavelry 
[sic] of / this and other States. / Printed at Litch- 
field, by Collier & Buel. / 

No copy located. 

i6mo., pp. 39. Card in chs. 

Advertised June 24, 1795 as "This Day published." 
Price is. 

Evans, No. 29777. 



1796] Thomas Collier 35 

50 A / Constitution / of the / Consociation / of the 
/ Southern District / in / Litchfield County. / 
[ornamental lines at top and bottom] 

1 6cm., pp. 8. CHS. 

Extract from the Minutes of a meeting held June 2, 
1795 at Roxbury; signed by Amos Chase, Scribe. 

5 1 The / Constitution / of the / Associated Churches, 
/ in the / Southern District of the County of 
Litchfield, / in the State of Connecticut. / Adopted 
by the Consociation, at their Sessions at / Litch- 
field, on the 2ist Day of Oct. A.D. 1795 / 

15cm., pp. 8. CHS. 

Recorded and examined by Amos Chase, Register. 
The Constitution was reprinted in 1828 at Litchfield 
by S. S, Smith. 

1796 

52 Pope, Alexander. (168 8-1 744). 

An Essay on Man: In four epistles. To Henry St. 
John Bolingbroke. 

No copy located. 

Advertised February 10, 1796 as "For Sale at this 
Oflice." Price is. 

Evans, No. 31023. 

^2, Wolcott, Oliver. ( 1 726-1 797). 

[State Seal] / By the Honourable / Oliver Wol- 
cott Esquire, / Lieutenant Governor and Com- 
mander in Chief of the State of Connecticut. / A 
Proclamation. / . . . appoint Thursday, the Four- 
teenth Day of April next, to be observed as a Day 



36 Thomas Collier [^79^ 

of / Puplick [sic] Humiliation, Fasting, and Prayer 
to Almighty God, throughout this State; . . . Given 
under my hand in Litchfield this i6th day of 
March, in the Year of our Lord One thousand 
seven hundred and nine- / ty-six, and in the 
twentieth Year of the Independence of the United 
States of America. / Oliver Wolcott, / By his 
Honour's Command, / George Wyllys, Secretary. / 
Broadside, fol. chs. 

Oliver Wolcott was the son of Governor Roger Wol- 
cott. He was graduated from Yale College in 1747, was 
sheriff of Litchfield County, and a signer of the Decla- 
ration of Independence. He became Governor of Con- 
necticut in 1796 and died in office. During the Revolu- 
tion, the leaden equestrian statue of George the Third 
in Bowling Green, New York, was pulled down and 
transported to the Wolcott home in Litchfield where it 
was melted and the lead cast into bullets to be used by 
the American forces. 



54 Moore, Samuel. (1736-18 10). 

An Accurate / System / of / Surveying; / in 
which is contained, / I. Decimal Fractions, in a 
plain, concise, / and easy Manner. / II. The Ex- 
traction of the Square-Root. / III. Plane Trigonom- 
etry, rectangular and / oblique. / IV. An Exact 
Method to cast up the Con- / tents of Lands. / V. 
Field Surveying. / The Whole being performed 
without the Use of Scale and / Compasses, or a 
Table of Logarithms. In which / is given, some 
Account of the Variation of / the Needle, and the 
Causes of its / Attraction. / [rule] / By Samuel 
Moore. / [rule] / Litchfield: / Printed by T. Collier. 



796] 



Thomas Collier 37 



— [pointer ornament] Copy-right / secured to the 
Author. / D,DCC,XCVI [sic] . / 

23cm., pp. i-x, including title-page, Preface and Introduction, 
2 pages of Recommendations, i page of Errata, 131, and i page 
of tables; full leather binding. aas. lhs. loc. nypl, shf. 

Advertised September 7, 1796 as "This day Pub- 
lished." 

Evans, No. 30810. Trumbull, No. 1 1 17. 

Samuel Moore, a resident of Salisbury, Connecticut, 
was born in Litchfield and is said to have been a dis- 
tinguished mathematician. His treatise on Surveying 
is claimed to be the first American work on the subject. 

SS Griswold, Alexander Viets. (1766-1843). 

A / Sermon, / Preached at the Funeral of / Mr. 
Charles Prindle, / At Harwinton, Sept. 13th, A.D. 
1795. / [parallel rule] / By Alexander V. Griswold. 
/ [parallel rule] / i Thes. IV. 13. 14. / But I would 
not have you to be ignorant, brethren, / concerning 
them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, / even 
as others which have no hope. For if we believe / 
that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also 
which / sleep in Jesus, will God bring with Him. / 
[ornament] / Printed at Litchfield, — M.DCC. 
XCVL / 

20cm., pp. 17. CHS. YU. 

Evans, No. 30520. Trumbull, No. 781. 

The Right Reverend Alexander Viets Griswold was 
consecrated at Trinity Church, New York, May 29, 
181 1, as the first Bishop of the Eastern Diocese com- 
prising the New England States outside of Connecticut. 
From 1794 until 1804 he served the several parishes of 
Plymouth, Harwinton and "Litchfield, Connecticut. 



38 Thomas Collier [^79^ 

56 Bunn, Matthew. 

A / Journal / of the / Adventures / of Matthew 
Bunn, / A Native of Brookfield, Massachusetts, / 
Who enhsted with Ensign John TiUinghast, of 
Provi- / dence, in the year 1 791, on an Expedition 
into the / Western Country; — was taken by the 
Savages, and / made his escape into Detroit the 
30th of April, 1792. / Containing / A very circum- 
stantial Account of the cru- / el Treatment he 
suffered while in Cap- / tivity, and many of the 
Customs of / the Savages, which have never / be- 
fore appeared in print. / [rule] / Published by the 
particular Request of a Number of / Persons who 
have seen the Manuscript. / [rule] / Providence 
printed: / Litchfield, / Re-printed by Thomas Col- 
lier. /— D,DCC,XCVI [sic].—/ 

20cm., pp. 24. JCB, NYPL. YU. 

Evans, JSfo. 30136, Trumbull, No. 421. Brinley, No. 470. 

An edition was printed in Providence by Bennett 
Wheeler in 1796. 

57 Welles, Noah. (171 8-1776). 

A / Vindication / of the / Validity and Divine 
Right / of / Presbyterian Ordination, / as set forth 
in / Dr. Chauncy's Sermon at the / Dudleian Lec- 
ture, / and / Mr. Welle's [sic] Discourse upon the / 
Same Subject. / In Answer to the Exceptions /of/ 
Mr. Jeremiah Leamimg [sic], contained in his late / 
Defence of the Episcopal Government / of the 
Church. / By Noah Welles, A.M. / Pastor of the 
first Church in Stanford [sic]. / "But be ye not 
called Rabbi; for one is your Mas- / ter, even 
Christ, and all ye are Brethren." / Matt, xxiii. 8. / 



1797] 



Thomas Collier 39 



"Feed the Flock of God, — neither as being Lords / 
over God's Heritage." I Pet. v. 2. 3. / Re-printed 
at Litchfield, by T. Collier. / 

aocm., pp. 189. AAs. CHS. yu, 

Evans, No. 31609. 

Rev. Noah Welles, after graduation from Yale Col- 
lege in 1 74 1, for a few years conducted the Hopkins 
Grammar School in New Haven. He later became 
pastor of the church in Stamford, and a Fellow of Yale 
College. He died from jail fever contracted while act- 
ing as chaplain to British prisoners in the Revolution. 

Rev. Jeremiah Leaming, one of the leading early 
figures of the Episcopal church in the United States, 
shortly after his graduation from Yale College in 1745, 
was sent to England where he was ordained priest. He 
became rector of the church in Norwalk, Connecticut, 
in 1758 but his church was burned by the British in 
their invasion of the State in 1779. From 1784 to 1790 
he had a parish in Stratford, Connecticut. 

The controversy between Welles and Leaming con- 
sisted principally of a sermon by Welles printed in 
1763 to which Leaming took exception in a Defence of 
the Episcopal Government of the Church printed in 1766. 
The above Vindication of the Validity and Divine Right 
of Presbyterian Ordination is Welles' answer. 



1797 

58 [Ruddock, Samuel A.] 

Valuable Tables, for rendering the value of Fed- 
eral Money easy and intelligible; and likewise for 
computing interest in Dollars, Dimes, Cents and 
Mills. 

No copy located. 



4-0 Thomas Collier b-797 

Advertised January 4, 1797 as "For Sale." Price 
4>^d. 

Evans, No. 31 134. 

The dollar was adopted as the monetary unit by the 
United States in July, 1785, although the English sys- 
tem was in practical use for many years later as is 
shown by the prices quoted in this list. 

59 Barbauld, Anna Letitia Aikin. (1743-1825). 

Mrs. Baubauld's Admired Hymns & Lessons in 
Prose for Children. 

No copy located. 

Advertised February 22, 1797 as "This day Pub- 
lished." 

Price gd., (pp. 40), 

Collier spells the name "Baubauld" but the adver- 
tisement undoubtedly relates to the work of Mrs. Anna 
Letitia Aikin Barbauld which went through many edi- 
tions in the United States and was translated into 
several European languages. Mrs. Barbauld was an 
English authoress of considerable learning and some 
repute, whose first volume of poems was published in 
1773. She established a school in Palgrave, Suffolk, 
where she wrote the Hymns in Prose for Children. 

60 Watson, Richard. (1737-1816). 

An / Apology / for the / Bible, / in a / Series of 
Letters, / addressed to / Thomas Paine, / Author 
of a Book entitled, "The Age of / Reason, Part the 
Second, being an / Investigation of True and / 
Fabulous Theology. / [parallel rules] / By R. 
Watson, D.D.F.R.S. / Lord Bishop of Landaff 
[sic], and Regius Professor / of Divinity in the 



1797] 



Thomas Collier 41 



University of / Cambridge. / [parallel rules] / Re- 
printed at Lichfield [sic], by T. Collier. / 1797. / 
15cm., pp. 230; full leather binding. aas. jcb. nypl. shf. 

Advertised May 17, 1797 as "This day published." 
Price 3s. 

Advertised December 5, 1797, "We hope every head 
of family and every person of sentiment, will become 
purchasers; — that Religion, Morals and the Printer, 
may live." 

Evans, No. 33156. 

The versatile Bishop of Llandaff, who served Cam- 
bridge University as Professor of Chemistry and later 
as Regius Professor of Divinity, wrote ^n Apology for 
the Bible about 1796. It proved to be the most popular 
of his writings and was eagerly read in America, where 
the author was much esteemed. Yale College awarded 
him an honorary degree in 1797. 

The Age of Reason by Thomas Paine appeared in 
1794 and the second part, written during his imprison- 
ment, was published shortly after his release in 1795. 



61 [Jaudon, Daniel,] 

A Short / System / of / Polite Learning: / being 
a concise / Introduction / to the / Arts and Sci- 
ences. / Adapted for Schools. / A taste of every 
sort of knowledge is ne- / cessary to form the mind, 
and is the only way / to give the understanding its 
due improve- / ment to the full extent of its capac- 
ity. / Locke. / [ornament] / London Printed: / 
Litchfield Re-printed by Thomas Collier. / 
M,DCC,XCVII. / 

I4>^cm., pp. 112; half leather binding. aas. shf. 



42 Thomas Collier b-797 

Advertised April i, 1795, "Proposal for re-printing 
by Subscription ... is 6d (or 25 cents) single, and a 
seventh gratis to those who subscribe for six. London 
copy of this book is mark'd at 3s gd." 

Advertised December 13, 1797 as "Just Published." 

Evans, No. 32316. Trumbull, No. 1369. 

This work comprises a brief, comprehensive survey 
of the arts and sciences, including theology, philoso- 
phy, mathematics, geography and mythology, in the 
form of questions and answers. 

62 [Griswold, Alexander Viets.] (1766-1843). 

A / Short Sketch, / of the / Life / of / Mr. Lent 
Munson. / [rule] / "Honor and shame from no 
condition rise; / Act well your part; — there all the 
honor lies." / [rule] / Litchfield: / Printed by 
Thomas Collier. / 

20cm., pp. 8. BPL. 

When ten years old. Lent Munson (1768-1796) en- 
listed in the Continental Army as a musician. He re- 
enlisted after the war in the newly created American 
forces and on October 17, 1793, was taken by the Indi- 
ans in an engagement near Fort Washington. After 
months of captivity, he escaped, and after tedious 
wanderings, succeeded in reaching his home. He aban- 
doned his military career and took to the sea but, dur- 
ing a voyage to the West Indies, was captured by the 
French and died a prisoner on the Island of St. Croix. 

62 Griswold, Alexander Viets. (1766-1843). 

A / Discourse, / delivered at / Harwinton, on 
the 5th day of January, 1797, / occasioned by the / 
Death / of / Mr. Lent Munson. / [double rule] / 



1797] 



Thomas Collier 43 



By Alexander V. Griswold, / Rector of St. Mark's 
Church, Harwinton. / [double rule] / "The Time 
is Short." — I Cor. vii. 29. / [parallel rule] / Litch- 
field: / Printed by T. Collier. M.DCC.XCVII. / 

20cm., pp. 16. BPL. 

Evans, No. 32215. 

64 Prindle, Chauncey. (1753-1833). 

A / Discourse, / delivered in / Christ's Church 
in Watertown, / On Friday, March 3, 1797, / at 
the / Funeral / of / Mr. Ethel Porter. / [double 
rule] / By Chauncy [sic] Prindle, A.M. / Rector of 
said Church. / [double rule] / Litchfield: / Printed 
by Tho. Collier. / 

1 6cm., pp. 30. jcB. 

Evans, No. 32723. 

Rev. Chauncey Prindle became Episcopal rector of 
Christ's Church, Watertown, Connecticut, in 1788 at 
a salary of thirty pounds a year. He resigned this 
charge in 1 804. 

65 IMorris, James. (1752-1820). 

Mr. Morris's / Farewell Address / To his Pu- 
pils, / Delivered at Litchfield, (South- / Farms,) 
at the Close of his / School, March 9th, 1797. / 
Published by their Request. / 'Tis Virtue, not 
rolling Suns, the Mind / matures." Young. / 
[rule] / Litchfield: / Printed by T. Collier. / 

1 6cm., pp. 18; including list of pupils — 25 "gentlemen" and 
12 "ladies." lhs. 

James Morris, shortly after his graduation from 
Yale College in 1775 enlisted in the Continental Army 



44 Thomas Collier [i797 

as an Ensign, and had a varied and distinguished ca- 
reer throughout the war from which he emerged as a 
Captain. He settled in his native town of Litchfield and 
about 1790 established a seminary in South-Farms 
(now Morris), which during its existence prepared 
about sixty young men for college and had among its 
pupils John Brown of Osawatomie. 

He was the author of A Statistical Account of Several 
Towns in the County of Litchfield, published in New 
Haven in 181 1. 



66 Griswold, Alexander Viets. (1766-1843). 

A / Discourse / delivered at / Litchfield, in the 
society of Northfield, / on the / 12th day of 
March 1797; / occasioned by the / Death / of / 
Mrs. Lucy Blakslee, / the Wife of / Mr. David 
Blakslee. / [rule] / By Alexander V. Griswold. / 
[rule] / Printed at Litchfield, by T. Collier. / 

2ICm., pp. 18. CHS. LHS. 

67 Rockwell, Samuel. ( 1 759-1 836). 

An / Oration, / delivered at the / Celebration / 
of / American Independence, / At Salisbury, / 
Fourth July, Ninety-Seven. / By Dr. Samuel 
Rockwell. / Published at the Request of the Com- 
mittee. / Litchfield: / Printed by T. Collier. / 

llCrCl., pp. 16. LOC. NYPL. YU. 

Evans, No. 32775. Trumbull, No. 1306. 

The Weekly Monitor of July 12, 1797 reported that 
"At Salisbury 1500 persons assembled and an Ora- 
tion, ingenious and happily adapted, by Dr. Rockwell, 
preceded the military and other exercises, and a sump- 
tuous Feast." 



797] 



Thomas Collier 45 



Dr. Samuel Rockwell, after serving in the Conti- 
nental Army, entered Yale College but soon left that 
institution to study medicine under Dr. Lemuel Hop- 
kins. He settled in Sharon and resided there the rest of 
his life except five years spent in Salisbury. 

68 Beach, Jesse. 

An / Oration, / delivered at / Mason's Hall, in 
Derby, / Aug. 29, 1797. / At the Request of / 
Solomon's Chapter of Royal Arch / Masons. / In 
commemoration oY the / Death of a Brother, / the 
Rev. Edward Blakeslee. / By Jesse Beach. / 
Printed at Litchfield, by T. Collier. / 
i6cm.j pp. 16. CHS. 

69 [Day, Thomas.] (1777-1 855). 

The / Suicide. / A / Dialogue / Exhibited on the 
Stage at the Public / Commencement / of / Yale- 
College, / Sept. 13th, M.DCC.XCVH. / Litch- 
field : Printed by T. Collier. / 

19cm., pp. 20. BU. LOC. YU. 

EvanSj No. 32019. Trumbull, No. 562. 

This dialogue in blank verse involves a dramatic dis- 
cussion of the morality of suicide. There are three 
scenes. Abraham Bellamy disinherits his son Alphonso 
because of the boy's worldly ways. A friend, Orville, 
persuades the father to forgive his son and goes to tell 
Alphonso of this change in his fortunes. The second 
scene discloses Alphonso about to kill himself when 
Orville arrives and argues with him. The discussion be- 
comes somewhat theological but is nevertheless emo- 
tional and histrionic. In the last scene, the father, Abra- 
ham, is quite overcome by the receipt of a letter from 
his son telling of his intention to commit suicide, but 



46 Thomas Collier 1^797 

he is suddenly relieved by the arrival of Orville bring- 
ing Alphonso well in body and mind. 

The parts were played by members of the graduat- 
ing class of 1797; the son, Alphonso, by the author; the 
father, Abraham, by Bethel Judd, later principal of the 
Episcopal Academy at Cheshire, Connecticut, and the 
friend, Orville, by William Benedict. After graduation, 
two of the performers. Day and Benedict, attended the 
Litchfield Law School conducted by Judge Reeve. 
Day, who was a son of Rev. Jeremiah Day, later prac- 
ticed law in Hartford and was for many years the re- 
porter of the Supreme Court of Errors of Connecticut. 

The Commencement exercises at this time occurred 
in September at the end of the summer term, and were 
immediately followed by a six weeks' vacation. 

70 On the Ordination of Deacons. [The substance 
of certain manuscripts read before the North As- 
sociation of Litchfield County, 27 September 1797.] 
i7>^cm., pp. II. AAs. 
Evans, No. 31969. Trumbull, No. 1191. 

While Evans credits this to Collier, Trumbull merely 
lists it without comment. The type and form indicate 
a later date than 1797. It is probably not a Collier 
item. 

71 Wolcott, Oliver. (1726-1797). 

By His Excellency / Oliver Wolcott, esq. / Gov- 
ernor and Commander in Chief of the State of 
Connecticut, / A Proclamation. / . . . appoint Fri- 
day, the Fourteenth Day of April next, to be ob- 
served as a day of public / Humiliation, Fasting 
and Prayer, throughout this State. . . . Given at 
Litchfield, this seventeenth Day of March, in the 
Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred / 



1798] Thomas Collier 47 

and ninety seven, and of the Independence of the 
United States of America the twenty-first. / Ohver 
Wolcott. / By his Excellency's Command, / Sam- 
uel Wyllys, Secretary. / 

Broadside, fol. chs. 

Evans, No. 31975. 

Evans, No. 31976, lists another Thanksgiving Day 
proclamation by Governor Wolcott as a Collier item, 
but the only copy located was printed in New Haven. 

1798 

72 Martinet, Johannes Florentius. (i 729-1 795). 

The / Catechism of Nature. / For the use of / 
Children. / [double rule] / By Dr. Martinet, / 
Professor of Philosophy at Zutphen. / [double 
rule] / Translated from the Dutch. / [double rule] / 
London printed: / Reprinted at Litchfield, by T. 
Collier. / 

ii>^cm., pp. 105. CHS. 

Advertised January 24, 1798 as "Just Published." 
Price 17c. 

The translation by John Hall was published in Phila- 
delphia as early as 1791. 

73 Backus, Azel. (1765-18 1 7). 

A / Sermon, / delivered at the / Funeral / of / 
His Excellency / Oliver Wolcott, / Governor of the 
State of Connecticut; / who died / ist December 
1797. / [rule] / By Azel Backus, A.M. / Pastor of 
the Church in Bethlem. / [rule] / Interlectum est 
quid intersit inter lenitatem conciona- / torum, & 



48 Thomas Collier [1798 

animum vere popularem, saluti / populi consulen- 
tem. / Cicero. / [parallel rule] / Printed at Litch- 
field, by T. Collier. / 

1 8cm., pp. 23. AAS. JCB. LHS. NYPL. UTS. YU. SHF. 

Advertised January 31, 1798 as "For Sale at this 
Office." 

Evans, No. 31 761. Trumbull, No. 291. 

Rev. Azel Backus, whose ordination sermon is item 
No. 34, followed the distinguished divine. Dr. Joseph 
Bellamy, in the pastorate of the church in Bethlehem, 
Connecticut. He conducted a school for the prepara- 
tion of young men for college. Because of a sermon 
denouncing President Jefferson as an atheist, he was 
prosecuted in the United States Circuit Court for 
Connecticut. A Letter to the President of the United 
States (see page x of the Foreword) contains an ac- 
count of the suit. Elected the first President of Hamil- 
ton College of Clinton, New York, he was inducted 
into office in December, 18 12. 

74 [Wilkinson, Edward.] (1727-1809). 

Wisdom / A / Poem / Wisdom sprang from the 
Supreme Being / and by that Wisdom He over- 
comes Evil. / By Wisdom, Peace and Plenty 
flourish / in cities and civil societies; and, / by its 
means, private men / may be enabled to enjoy / 
domestic happiness. / By a Quaker, (or Friend) 
of R. Island. / The second Litchfield edition. / 
1798. / 

I2cm., pp. 24. CHS. 

Advertised March 7, 1798 as "This excellent little 
work has been twice printed at this office, and is worth 
its weight in silver." Price 4^d. 

The earlier edition is item No. 35. 



THE 



WHOLE DUTY 



OF 



WOMAN. 



A nettttEdttion, 



With confiderable Improvements. 



London Printed t 

Reprinted at JLiichfield, by T- Collier. 



Item No. 75. 



50 Thomas Collier [1798 

75 [Kenrick, William.] (1725-1779). 

The / Whole Duty / of / Woman. / [rule] / A 
new Edition. / [rule] / With considerable Im- 
provements. / [rule] / London Printed: / Re- 
printed at Litchfield, by T. Collier. / 
9>^cm., pp. 106. SHF, 

Advertised March 7, 1798 as "This day Pubhshed." 
Price IS. bound in red leather or gd. in half binding. 

This booklet, in imitation of The Economy of Human 
Life, contains a series of admonitions under such head- 
ings as Affectation, Curiosity, Elegance, Frugality, 
Modesty, Marriage, and Widowhood, in Biblical verse, 
like that of the Book of Proverbs; for example, "As 
the way of a Serpent in the Grass, or a Traveller o'er 
the Waste, in a dark night, so the ways of Man are 
dangerous and hard to find out." 

A reproduction of the title-page of this book is shown on 
page 49. 

76 [Dodsley, Robert.] ( 1 703-1 764). 

The / Economy / of / Human Life. / In two 
parts. / Translated from an Indian Manuscript, / 
written / By a Bramin. / [rule] / Reprinted at 
Litchfield, by T. Collier. / 
I2cm., pp. 185; board binding. lhs. 

Advertised June 20, 1798 as "This day Published." 
Price 25 cents or 1/6 in plain binding. 

The first edition of this work came out in 1750 and 
was for some time attributed to Dodsley, but has long 
been considered to have been written by the Earl of 
Chesterfield. 

Part I describes the duties that relate to man, con- 
sidered as an individual, while Part II relates to man 
as a social being. 



1798] Thomas Collier 51 

77 Buel, Ebenezer. (1713-1801). 

Index / to the / Holy Bible; / which the Scrip- 
tures may be found with much greater Facility, / 
and by Means of which (its curious and excellent 
Contents / coming more immediately under the 
Eye) we shall / be excited to examine the Sacred / 
Volume with more Pleasure / and Avidity, not / 
only as / Christians, but as Admirers of Simplicity 
and fine Writing. / Printed at the Desire and Ex- 
pence of Mr. Ebenezer Buel, / aged 86, / For the 
Benefit of his Posterity, and the general Good. / 
Printed at Litchfield, by T. Collier. / 

20cm., pp. (28). LHS. 

Advertised August i, 1798 as "For Sale." Price gd. 

Ebenezer Buel was the son of John Buel, one of the 
original settlers of Litchfield. 

This Index is little more than a listing of the chap- 
ters of the several books of the Bible with their sub- 
ject matter. 

78 Smith, John Cotton. (1765-1845). 

An / Oration, / pronounced at Sharon, / on the / 
Anniversary / of / American Independence, / 4th 
of July, 1798. / [double rule] / By John C. Smith. / 
[double rule] / Published at the Request of the 
Committee. / [cut of eagle] / Printed at Litchfield 
by T. Collier. / 

20cm., pp. 23. AAS. NYPL. YU. SHF. 

Advertised August 15, 1798 as "For Sale." Price 9d. 

Trumbull, No. 1388. 

John Cotton Smith in 1783 was graduated from Yale 
College with honors and later practiced law in Sharon, 



52 Thomas Collier [1798 

Connecticut. At the time of this address he was a mem- 
ber of the General Assembly. He was United States 
Representative from Connecticut for six years, from 
1800, and in 1 8 12 became Governor of the State. 

The Monitor of July ii, 1798 describes this address 
as "An Oration by John C. Smith, Esq. in which the 
disorganizing principles of the French Revolution were 
traced to their true source, and their horrid tendency 
painted in striking colours, with an animating exhor- 
tation to resist those principles and to support our na- 
tional sovereignty and Independence," and adds that 
it "was received by the audience with that engaged 
attention which was at once an high eulogium on the 
performance of the Speaker and the patriotic princi- 
ples of the hearers." 

A reproduction of the title-page of this book appears on 



79 Gould, James. (1770-183 8). 

An / Oration, / pronounced at Litchfield, / on 
the / Anniversary / of the / Independence / of the 
/ United States of America, / in the year M,DCC, 
XCVIII. / By James Gould. / [monogram T C in 
circle] / Printed by T. Collier. / 

20cm., pp. 32. AAS. LHS. NYPL. YU. SHF. 

Advertised August 15, 1798 as "For Sale." Price 9d. 

Trumbull, No. 767. 

Graduated from Yale College in 1791, James Gould 
was tutor in that institution from 1793 to 1795. He 
studied law in the Litchfield Law School and upon the 
appointment of Tapping Reeve to the bench, Gould 
became associated with him in the conduct of the 
school. From 1820, until it was discontinued in 1833, 
he was its sole proprietor. Gould was for two years. 



AN 



ATI 



PRONOUNCED at SHARON, 

ON THE 

ANNIVERSARY 

OF 

AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE, 

4h of JULY, 1798, 



BY JOHN C. SMITI-L 



PUBLISHED AT THE RE<iyEST OF THE COMMITTEE. 




PHINTED AT LITCHFIELD BY T. COLLIER, 
Item No. 78. 



54 Thomas Collier [1798 

from 1 8 16, a Judge of the Supreme Court, and in 1832 
published a text-book on pleading. His wife was the 
eldest daughter of Senator Uriah Tracy. 

"A correct and spirited Oration," the Monitor of 
July II, 1798, characterizes this effort, "strongly en- 
forcing the necessity of uniting in defence of our civil 
and religious institutions, against the perfidious de- 
signs of France, and of restless demagogues among our- 
selves, — ingeniously descriptive of the miseries at- 
tendant upon the despotic governments of Asia, and 
the atheistic, anarchial government of France." The 
paper adds: "Perfect harmony and good order pre- 
vailed; and while every one partook of the general joy, 
no one was seen to dishonour himself or the day by in- 
temperance." 

80 Day, Thomas. (1777-1855). 

An / Oration, / on / Party Spirit, / pronounced 
before the / Connecticut Society / of / Cincinnati, 
/ convened at Hartford, for the / Celebration / of / 
American Independence, / on the / 4th of July, 
1798. / [double rule] / By Thomas Day. / [double 
rule] / Printed at Litchfield by T. Collier. / 

20Cni., pp. 28. NYPL. YU. SHF. 

Advertised August 15, 1798 as "For Sale." Price gd. 
Trumbull, No. c^G^^. 

81 Pettibone, Augustus. (1766-1847). 

An / Oration, / pronounced at Norfolk, / on the 
Anniversary / of / American Independence, / 
Fourth of July, / 1798. / [double rule] / By Au- 
gustus Pettibone. / [double rule] / Published by 
Request. / [monogram T C in circle ]/ Printed at 
Litchfield, by T. Collier, / 1798. / 



798] 



Thomas Collier 55 



aicm., pp. 16. CHS. 

Trumbull, No. 1245. 

Augustus Pettibone received his legal training at the 
Litchfield Law School and practiced in Norfolk. He 
was Chief Judge of the County Court from 1 8 1 2 till 
1831. 

82 Woodward, Israel Beard. (1767-1810). 

American Liberty and Independence. / [orna- 
ment] / A / Discourse, / delivered at / Watertown, 
/ on the / Fourth of July, / 1798. / [rule] / By the 
Rev. Israel B. Woodward, A.M. / [rule] / [mono- 
gram T C in circle] / Printed at Litchfield by T. 
Collier. / 

21 cm., pp. 26. CHS. HEH. 

Trumbull, No. 1708. 

Rev. Israel B. Woodward was graduated from Yale 
College in 1789 and from 1792 until his death was 
minister at Wolcott, Connecticut. 

83 JMoore, Edv^ard. (17 12-1757). 

Fables / for the / Female Sex. / [rule] / By Mr. 
Edward Moore. / Author of the World, &c. / 
[rule] / [cut of compass] / — Reprinted at Litch- 
field, by T. Collier. — / 

Il^^Cm., pp. 120. AAS. SHF. 

Advertised August 15, 1798 as "This day published." 
Price 17 cents in half binding. 

The popular collection of poems by the English 
author, Edward Moore, went through many editions 
in this country. 

Somewhat in the style of Aesop, the poet offers his 



56 Thomas Collier [1798 

readers advice against woman's frailties in a number 
of fables. The Nightingale and Glow-worm; The Wolf, 
the Sheep and the Lamb; The Goose and the Swans; 
and The Spider and the Bee are a few of his titles. 

84 The Art of Cheese-Making, taught from Actual 
Experiments; by which more Butter and Cheese 
may be made from the same quantity of milk. 

No copy located. 

1 6cm., pp. 16, 

Advertised September 12, 1798 as "For Sale at this 
Office." 

85 Doddridge, Philip. (1702-175 1 ). 

A Plain and Serious Address to the Master of a 
Family on the Important Subject of Family Re- 
ligion. — By P. Doddridge, D.D. 

No copy located. 

Advertised November 28, 1798 as "Just Published." 
Price 9d. 

86 Learning, Jeremiah. (17 1 7-1 804). 

Dissertations / upon / Various Subjects, / which 
may be well worth the attention of / Every Chris- 
tian; / and / Of Real Service to the Sincere In- 
quirer after / True Religion. / [dotted rule] / By 
Jeremiah Teaming, A.M. / Rector of Christ's 
Church, in Stratford. / [dotted rule] / Ye know the 
truth; the truth shall make you free. / [ornament] / 
Re-printed by T. Collier, in Litchfield. / 1798. / 

21cm., pp. 72. SHF. 

Trumbull, No. 963. 



1799] Thomas Collier ^'•j 

87 Learning, Jeremiah. (17 1 7-1 804). 

An / Essay / on / Conversion. / By Jeremiah 
Learning. / Late Rector of Christ's Church, in / 
Stratford. / When thou art converted, strengthen 
thy / Brethren. / Jesus Christ. / Reprinted at 
Litchfield, 1798, from the 5th edition. / 

14cm., pp. 8. CHS. 

1799 

88 [Peddle, Mrs. ] 

Rudiments of Taste. In a series of Letters from a 
Mother to her Daughters. 

No copy located. 

Advertised June 26, 1799 as "Just Published." Price 

IS. 

89 Goldsmith, Oliver, (i 728-1 774). 

The Deserted Village. 

No copy located. 

Advertised November 6, 1799 as "This day pub- 
lished." Price 4^d. 

90 Dana, James. (1735-1812). 

Christianity the Wisdom of God. / A / Sermon, / 
Preached October 17, 1798, / at the / Ordination / 
of the / Rev. Dan Huntington, / to the / Pastoral 
Care of the first Church and Society in / Litchfield, 
Connecticut. / By James Dana, D.D. / Pastor of 
the first congregational Church in New-Haven. / 
Litchfield: / Printed by Thomas Collier. / 1799. / 
22cm., pp. 30, including half tide-page. 

AAS, JCB. LHS. LOC. NYPL. UTS. YU. SHF. 

Trumbull, No. 554. 



^8 Thomas Collier [^799 

Rev. James Dana, a graduate of the class of 1753 of 
Harvard College, was, in 1758, ordained minister at 
Wallingford, Connecticut, in opposition to the New 
Haven Consociation, and became the storm center of 
the so-called Wallingford controversy. From 1789 
until 1805, he was pastor of the First Church of New 
Haven. 

Rev. Dan Huntington, after his graduation from 
Yale College in 1794, was successively tutor at Wil- 
liams College for two years and at Yale College for two 
years. He was minister of the First Church at Litch- 
field for ten years and later retired to Hadley, Mas- 
sachusetts, where he had charge of the Hopkins Acad- 
emy. 

Since he was a decided Federalist, he was attacked 
by the American Mercury of Hartford, the leading Re- 
publican organ in Connecticut, for some of his utter- 
ances, but in retaliation, he recovered a verdict of 
1 1 000 against Major Elisha Babcock, the publisher of 
the paper. 

91 A / Small Collection / of / Questions & An- 
swers, / from various authors. / [ornamental rule] / 
[monogram T C in circle] / [ornamental rule] / 
Litchfield: / Printed by Thomas Collier, / 1799. / 

17cm., pp. 15. WL. SHF. 

This little pamphlet is devoted chiefly to matters of 
pronunciation, grammar and geography. It ends with 
the patriotic statement that the Revolutionary War 
was terminated "to the honor and glory of the United 
States, and the shame and disgrace of the British na- 
tion." 

92 [Ogden, John Cosins.] ( 1 751-1800). 

A / Tour, / Through / Upper and Lower Cana- 
da. / [rule] / By a Citizen of the United States. / 



1799] 



Thomas Collier 59 



[rule] / Containing, / A View of the present State 
of Religion, Learn- / ing. Commerce, Agriculture, 
Colonization, / Customs and Manners, among the 
/ English, French, and Indian / Settlements. / 
[ornament] / Printed at Litchfield, (according to 
Act of Congress) / 1799. / 

i6cm.j pp. 119; full leather binding. aas. loc. nypl. shf. 

Trumbull, No. 1208. Brinley, No. 124. 

The latter part of this book (pages 91 to 119), con- 
tains an anonymous letter, dated New York, 20th Nov. 
1794, "from a Gentleman to his Friend, Descriptive of 
the Different Settlements, in the Province of Upper 
Canada" which the author of the Toz^r subjoins because 
of its valuable information "and the very respectable 
character of the Author." 

Rev. John Cosins Ogden was rector of the Episcopal 
church in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, after gradua- 
tion from the College of New Jersey in 1770. He married 
Mary, the daughter of General David Wooster, of New 
Haven, where he resided for fifteen years. He was also 
the brother-in-law of Hon. Pierpont Edwards, one of 
the leading Democrats in the State. 

Ogden had a strong controversial turn of mind and, 
because of his Episcopalian and Democratic leanings, 
has been credited with three pamphlets bitterly attack- 
ing Yale College, President Timothy Dwight, and the 
Congregational Church in Connecticut. All were printed 
anonymously and without the name of the publisher or 
place of printing. It has been presumed that Collier 
published one or more of these pamphlets because, at 
this time, the Tour was appearing with the Litchfield 
imprint. 

An Appeal to the Candid, upon the Present State of 
Religion and Politics in Connecticut (17cm., pp. 23), a 
diatribe against the college, was issued in 1798. In the 



6o Thomas Collier [^799 

following year came Friendly Remarks to the People of 
Connecticut, upon their College and Schools (19cm., pp. 
42). Trumbull, No. 737, credits this pamphlet to Litch- 
field but the booklet contains a thinly-veiled, unfavour- 
able allusion to Benjamin Tallmadge, a leading citizen 
of Litchfield and one of the little coterie of Federalist 
backers of Collier. 

The third pamphlet, A View of the Calvinistic Clubs 
in the United States (i6cm., pp. 23), refers to the con- 
troversy of Rev. Stanley Griswold of New Milford with 
the Litchfield South Association. 



1800 

93 Gray, Thomas. (17 16-1771). 

An / Elegy / written in a / Country Church 
Yard / By Mr. Gray. / The curfew tolls the knell 
of parting day, / The lowing herd winds slowly 
o'er the lea, / The ploughman homeward plods 
his weary way, / And leaves the world to darkness 
and to me. / Re-printed at T. Collier's Office, 
Litchfield. / 1799. / 
i2>^cm., pp. 8. CHS. 

Advertised January i, 1800. This poem, "the sub- 
limity of which has immortalized the Poet, — is this 
day published." Price 3d. 

94 Morris, James. ( 1 752-1 820). 

An / Oration, / delivered in South-Farms, in 
Litchfield, / February 22, 1800, / Commemora- 
tive of the Death / of / Gen. George Washington, / 
Who died December 14th, 1799, in the 68th Year / 
of his Age. / [heavy rule] / By James Morris, Esq. / 
[heavy rule] / "We all must die, and turn to dust, / 



i8oo] Thomas Collier 6i 

"Though Man is mortal, God is just." / [heavy 
rule] / Printed at Litchfield, by T. Collier. / 

22cm., pp. 29, including half title-page, and request of com- 
mittee for printing. aas. jcb. loc. nypl. shf. 

Advertised March 26, 1800 as "On Hand." Price 9d. 

Trumbull, No. 1 125. 



95 Griswold, Stanley. (1763-18 1 5). 

A / Funeral Eulogium, / pronounced at / New- 
Milford, / on the / Twenty-second of February, / 
1800; / being the day recommended by Congress 
for / publicly testifying respect to the / memory of 
/ George Washington. / Being also his Birth-Day. 
/ By Stanley Griswold, Pastor of a Church in / 
New-Milford. / [cut of basket] / Printed at Litch- 
field, by T. Collier. / 

21 cm., pp. 24. AAS. JOB. LOG. NYPL. 

Trumbull, No. 785. 

The author of the Eulogium had an interesting and 
varied career as minister, editor, senator and judge. 
Upon graduation from Yale College in 1786, while 
teaching school in Norwich, Connecticut, he began the 
study of theology. In 1790 he became the colleague of 
Rev. Nathanael Taylor in the pastorate of the church 
of New Milford, Connecticut. An able speaker, with 
good voice and fine appearance, he became a popular 
preacher, but his liberal theological views and his lean- 
ing toward Jeffersonian doctrines in politics soon 
brought him into conflict with his fellow ministers in 
the Litchfield South Consociation. Having retired 
from the pulpit in 1802, he became an editor in Wal- 
pole. New Hampshire, but in 1805, President Jeflferson 
gave him a political appointment in the newly or- 



62 Thomas Collier [1800 

ganized territory of Michigan. From there he emi- 
grated to Ohio where he was appointed by the Gover- 
nor to the United States Senate in 1809. A year later 
he became Judge of the United States Court for the 
Northwestern Territory. 

A correspondence between him and Rev. Dan Hunt- 
ington in 1 801 was later printed as a political docu- 
ment. 

96 [Home, Henry.] (1696-1782). 

A / Letter / from a / Blacksmith / to the / 
Ministers and Elders / of the / Church of Scot- 
land. / In which the Manner of Public Worship in / 
that Church is considered; its Incon- / veniencies 
[sic] and Defects pointed out; / and Methods for 
removing them / humbly proposed. / Be not rash 
with thy mouth, and let not thine heart /be hasty to 
utter anything before God: for God / is in Heaven, 
and thou upon Earth : therefore let / thy words be 
few. Eccl. V. 2. / I will pray with the Spirit, and I 
will pray with the / Understanding also. I. Cor. 
xiv. 15. / London Printed: / Reprinted, (for Sub- 
scribers) by T. Collier, / Litchfield, — 1800./ 
i6cin., pp. 78. The last page is signed "A. T. Blacksmith." 

AAS. CHS. 

Advertised September 3, 1800 as "Just Published." 

This book was formerly credited to Rev. John 
Witherspoon but is now deemed to be the work of the 
Scottish judge known as Lord Kames, a voluminous 
writer on legal and philosophical subjects. 

97 A / Specimen / of the / Confession of Faith, / 
and / Covenant Engagements, / Upon which, for 
Substance, the Members of / the several conso- 



i8oo] Thomas Collier 63 

ciated Churches, in / Connecticut, unite and prac- 
tice: / and in a form, / Corresponding to those 
which are in con- / stant Use amongst us, at the 
Admission of / New Members. / Litchfield, A.D. 
1800./ 

15cm., pp. 7. CHS. 

This document is signed "Amos Chase, Pastor of 
the Second Church in Litchfield." 



98 Lee, Chauncey. (1763-1842). 

The Tree of Knowledge of Polit- / ical Good and 
Evil. / [rule] / A / Discourse, / delivered at / Cole- 
brook, / on the / Twenty-fourth Anniversary /of/ 
American Independence. / July 4th, 1 800. / [paral- 
lel rules] / By Chauncey Lee, A.M. / Pastor of a 
Church in Colebrook. / [parallel rules] /If thou 
hadst known, even thou, in this thy day, / the 
things which.belong unto thy peace ! / Jesus Christ. 
/ [ornamental rule] / Bennington: / Printed by T. 
Collier, and Company. / 1 800. / 

2ICm., pp. 31. AAS. SHF. 

Although admitted to the Bar, after a year or so of 
practice. Rev. Chauncey Lee abandoned the law in 
1789 and entered the pulpit. He was minister in Sun- 
derland, Vermont, for a few years, and from 1800, for 
twenty-eight years, pastor at Colebrook, Connecticut. 

99 [Daggett, David.] (1764-185 1). 

Three Letters / to / Abraham Bishop, Esquire, / 
containing / some strictures on his / Oration, / 
pronounced in the White Meeting-House, on / the 
evening preceding the / Public Commencement, / 



64 Thomas Collier [1800 

September M,DCCC, / With some Remarks on 
his Conduct at the late / Election. / [rule] / By 
Connecticutensis. / [rule] / "Likewise also these 
filthy dreamers, despise dominion / and speak evil 
of dignities, / Raging waves of the sea foaming out 
their own shame, / And their mouth speaketh 
great swelling words." / Jude, part of 8th, 13th and 
1 6th verses. / [rule] / Hartford printed: / Ben- 
nington, — Re-printed by Collier & Stockwell. / 

2ICm., pp. 2^. SHF. 

David Daggett was an outstanding Federalist. After 
graduation from Yale College in 1783, he taught in the 
Hopkins Grammar School in New Haven, and held the 
office of College Butler while pursuing his legal studies. 
He was in the General Assembly of the State for many 
years, and became United States Senator from Con- 
necticut for a six-year term in 18 13. He served as 
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Errors in Con- 
necticut from 1832 until he reached the age limit of 
seventy years. 

A brilliant controversialist, he crossed swords with 
many of the leading Democrats of the State. One of 
these was Abraham Bishop who, in somewhat spec- 
tacular manner, at Commencement time in September, 
1800, pronounced an oration in New Haven entitled 
Connecticut Republicanism — An Oration on the Extent 
and Power of Political Delusion. This was answered by 
Daggett in the Three Letters^ printed by Collier, and by 
Noah Webster, the lexicographer, a classmate of 
Bishop, in a pamphlet, A Rod for the FooVs Back. 

Daggett was also one of the counsel in the litigation 
in the United States Circuit Court for Connecticut in 
which Collier, Tapping Reeve and Azel Backus were 
involved. (See the Foreword, page x). 

Judge Daggett was the father of nineteen children. 



i8oi] Thomas Collier 65 

1801 

100 Griswold, Stanley. (1763-1815). 

The good Man's Prospects in the Hour of / 
Death; — and his Voice from the World / beyond. 
/ [ornamental rule] / Two / Discourses, / deliv- 
ered at / New-Milford, / Dec. 14th, 1800. / 
Being the Sabbath next after the decease of / 
The Rev. Nathanael Taylor, / Late Pastor of the 
First Church of Christ in said / New-Milford. / 
[heavy rule] / By Stanley Griswold, / late Col- 
league-Pastor with the deceased. / [heavy rule] / 
[rule] / Published at the Request of the Society. / 
[rule] / Litchfield: Printed by T. Collier. — iBoi. / 

2ICm., pp. 32. AAS. CHS. YU. SHF. 

Rev. Nathanael Taylor (1722-1800) was minister 
in New Milford, Connecticut, from 1747 until his 
death. He was a Fellow of Yale College. 

loi Pettibone, Sereno. (1778-1826). 

An / Oration, / Delivered at Norfolk, / at the / 
Celebration / of / American Independence, / 6th 
July, 1 801. / [rule] / By Sereno Pettibone. / [rule] 
/ Published by Request. / [rule] / Litchfield: 
Printed by T. Collier. / 

22cm., pp. 20. AAS. NYPL. SHF 

Sereno Pettibone, a younger brother of Augustus 
Pettibone, after graduation from Williams College in 
1800, studied at the Litchfield Law School, and prac- 
ticed in his native town of Norfolk, Connecticut. 

102 Marsh, Truman. (1768-1851). 

An / Exhortation to Early Piety; / A / Ser- 



66 Thomas Collier [i8oi 

mon, / delivered at the Funeral of / Mr. Na- 
thaniel Bosworth, / Who departed this Life, 
Sept. 1 8, 1801. / [rule] / By Truman Marsh, / 
Rector of St. Michael's Church, Litchfield. / 
[rule] / Litchfield: / Printed by Thomas Collier. / 
1801./ 

ajCm., pp. 32. AAS. SHF. 

Rev. Truman Marsh was born in Litchfield and 
graduated from Yale College in 1786. After nine years 
of rectorship in New Milford, Connecticut, he ac- 
cepted a call in 1799 to St. Michael's Parish in his 
native town. He resigned in 1830 but continued to 
live in Litchfield until his death. 

Nathaniel Bosworth "By his last Will or Testa- 
ment, has given One Hundred Pounds for the purpose 
of procuring a Bell for the New Church lately erected 
in the town of Litchfield." 

1803 

103 Tracy, Uriah. (175 5-1 807). 

To the / Freemen of Connecticut, [caption 
title], [signed: Uriah Tracey [sic]j Litchfield, 6th 
September 1803.] 

22cm., pp. 16. LOC. SHF. 

Valedictorian of the class of 1778 at Yale College, 
student at the Litchfield Law School, and a promi- 
nent Federalist politician, Uriah Tracy held various 
offices in the county and state. He served as United 
States Representative from Connecticut from 1793 
until 1796, when he became United States Senator. 
He died in office and was the first person to be buried 
in the Congressional burying ground in Washington. 
While he was an intense partisan, his political stric- 
tures were relieved by a ready wit. 



1805] Thomas Collier 67 

The above address was in answer to an address on 
behalf of the Democrats, written by his classmate, 
Alexander Wolcott. 



1804 

104 Minor, Thaddeus. (1747-1832). 

The / Experienced / Bee- Keeper; / or, / a 
short treatise / on the / Management of Bees; / 
Founded on Facts and long Experience : / Where- 
in is Described, / Their nature and kind, and how 
to manage them. / When they swarm, how to 
place them. / How to take care of them through 
the winter. / How to feed them. / How to destroy 
their enemies. / How to unite swarms. / How to 
manage them when robbers attack them. / 
How to form a double hive. / How to preserve 
honey; together with some of its / qualities and 
uses. / [row of seven crosses] / By Thaddeus 
Minor, of Woodbury, (Con.) / [row of seven 
crosses] / Printed at T. Collier's Office, Litchfield, 
/ 1 804. / [Copy-right secured.] / 
ly^cm.j pp. 21. Loc. 

1805 

105 Essay / on the / Subject of Education; / to- 
gether with a few / Propositions, of a Practical 
Nature, / To be adopted by our respective 
Churches, / for the purpose of / Promoting 
Moral and Religious Knowledge among / the 
rising Generation. / Written at the Request, and 
published by the Desire of the South Con- / 



68 Thomas Collier [1805 

sociation of Litchfield County. / Litchfield: / 
Printed by T. Collier & Son, two doors West of 
the Court-House. / 
22cm., pp. 26. Dep. Int. 

The Committee which made the above report con- 
sisted of Rev. Joshua Williams, Rev. Amos Chase, 
Rev. Ebenezer Porter and James Morris, and the 
Consociation which accepted the report, June 6, 
1805, was presided over by Rev. Jeremiah Day as 
Moderator. 

1808 

106 Fowler, Abraham. (1745-18 1 5). 

A / Sermon, / delivered at / Columbia, De- 
cember 16, 1807. / On account of / Deacon 
Gideon Hotchkiss. / Who died September 3, 
1807, in the ninety first / year of his age. / 
[double rule] / By the Rev. Abraham Fowler, 
A.M. / Pastor of the Church at Milton. / [triple 
rule] / Litchfield: / Printed by T. Collier. / 
1808./ 

21 cm., pp. 16. CHS. LHS. SHF. 

Rev. Abraham Fowler was pastor of the church at 
Milton, part of Litchfield, for six years, from 1807. 
He later occupied the pulpit of the church of Colum- 
bia (now Prospect), Connecticut, until his death. 



LIST OF ALMANACS 



No one who would penetrate to the core of early Amer- 
ican literature, and would read in it the secret history of 
the people in whose minds it took root, and from whose 
minds it grew, may by any means turn away in lofty literary 
scorn from the Almanack — most despised, most prolific, 
most indispensable of books, which every man uses, and no 
man praises; the very quack, clown, pack-horse, and Pariah 
of modern literature; the supreme and only literary neces- 
sity even in households where the Bible and the newspaper 
are still undesired or unattainable luxuries. 

MosES CoiT Tyler. 




This ornament was sometimes used in the heading of the "Monitor 

and on the title-page of an almanac, 

as in Item No. A^. 



1786 

Ai Judd, Eben W. (1761-1837). 

An / Astronomical Diary / or / Almanack, / 
For the Year of our Lord Christ, / 1786. / Being 
the second after Bissextile, or Leap- Year. / Cal- 
culated for the Meridian of / Litchfield, / Lati- 
tude 41 Degrees 45 Minutes North; / But will 
serve, without sensible Error, for all the Towns in 
/ Connecticut, and the adjacent Parts. / Con- 
taining what is usually necessary for such a Com- 
position. / [rule] / By Eben W. Judd, / Student 
of Mathematicks under / Dr. Joseph Perry. / 
[rule] / Litchfield: / Printed by Collier and Copp. / 
i7>^cm., pp. (18). CHS. 

Evans, No. 19052. Trumbull, No. 138. Bates, p. 49. Mor- 
rison, p. 18. 

Little is known of Eben Warner Judd except that 
he was a surveyor and may have studied medicine. 
He removed to Middlebury, Vermont, about 1800 
and died there. 



1787 

A2 Judd, Eben W. (1761-1837). 

An / Almanack, / For the Year of our Lord 
Christ / 1787. / Being the third after Leap Year. 
/ Calculated for the Meridian of / Litchfield / 
Lat. 41 Deg. 45 Min. North: / But will serve for 



72 Thomas Collier [1787 

all the Towns in Connecticut, / and the adjacent 
parts. / Containing what is usually necessary for 
such a Composition. / By Eben W. Judd, / Stu- 
dent with / Dr. Joseph Perry. / Litchfield: / 
Printed by Thomas Collier. / 
17cm., pp. (24). NYPL. (impf.) YU. (impf.) 

Evans, No. 19741. Trumbull, No. 139. Bates, p. 51. Mor- 
rison, p. 19. 



A3 Judd, Eben W. (1761-1 837). 

Judd's Sheet Almanack, for the Year 1787. 

No copy located. 

Broadside, fol. 

Advertised January 2, 1787 as "This day pub- 
lished, Judd's Sheet Almanack for the Year 1787." 

Evans, No. 19742. Bates, p. 51. 

1788 

A4 Judd, EbenW. (1761-1837). 

Judd's Sheet Almanack For the Year 1788. 

No copy located. 

Advertised January 7, 1788 as "Judd's (very con- 
venient) Sheet Almanack For the Year 1788, May 
be had (just published) at this Office." 

A5 Judd, Eben W. (1761-1837). 

Judd's / Connecticut / Almanack, / for the / 
Year of our Lord / 1788; / Being Bissextile or 
Leap Year; / and the / Twelfth of American In- 



1789] 



Thomas Collier 73 



dependence. /Lat. 41. Deg. 45 Min. North. / [cut 
with legend "Venerate the Plough"] / Lichfield 
[sic] : Printed by Tho, Collier. / 

14cm., pp. (36). AAS. BPL. (impf.) CHS. SHF. 

Evans, No. 20437. Trumbull, No. 140, Bates, p. 53. Mor- 
rison, p. 19. 

1789 

a6 Judd, Eben, W. (1761-1837). 

The / Connecticut / Almanack, / for the / 
Year of our Lord / 1789. / First after Bissextile 
or Leap-Year. / Calculated for the / Meridian of 
Litchfield; / Lat. 41 Deg. 45 Min. North. / By 
Eben W, Judd, Mathemat. / [ornament] / 
Litchfield: / Printed by Collier and Adam. / 
i7>^cm., pp. (24). CHS. (impf.) 

Evans, No. 21 179. Trumbull, No. 141. Bates, p. 54. Mor- 
rison, p. 20. 

1790 

A7 Ames, Philomath N. [Pseudonym.] 

American & Litchfield-County Almanack for 
the Year of our Lord M,DCC,XC. 

No copy located. 

Evans, No. 21654. Trumbull, No. 143. Bates, p. ^^. Mor- 
rison, p. 20. 

The author could not be the famous Dr. Nathaniel 
Ames who published almanacs regularly in the middle 
of the eighteenth century, for he died in 1764. His 
son, also named Nathaniel, continued the almanacs 
until 1775 V4^hen he formally abandoned the field. 



74 Thomas Collier [1790 

Several spurious issues of almanacs with the name of 
Ames as the author appeared afterwards. Bates sug- 
gests that Judd may have published almanacs both 
under his own name and under the pseudonym of N. 
Ames. 

a8 Judd,EbenW. (1761-1837). 

The / Connecticut, Massachusetts, / New- 
York and Vermont, / Almanack / For the Year 
of our Lord / 1790; / Second after Bissextile, or 
Leap-Year. / Calculated for the Meridian of 
Litchfield, / Lat. 41 Deg. 45 Min. North / [rule] / 
Eben W. Judd. / [cut of eagle] / Litchfield: 
Printed by T. Collier. / 

17cm., pp. (24). BPL. (impf.) CHS. (impf.) 

Bates, p. 56. 



I79I 

A9 Ames, Philomath N. [^Pseudonym.] 

The / American / Almanack, / for the Year of 
our Lord / M,DCC,XCL / Being the Third after 
Leap Year. / Containing, / (Besides the usual 
Astronomical Calculations,) / The Whistle, a 
true / story, by Dr. Franklin. / A variety of 
pleasing / Anecdotes, &c. from / Lord Bacon's 
works — / Poetical extracts, grave / and hu- 
mourous, viz.- — / On God's omnipotence / — 
Philosophy — Descrip- / tion of Human Life — / 
Woman's Tongue com- / pared — Giant angling 
/ — Suicide— Giles Jolt; / (or, the influence of Sir 
/ Richard upon the brain) / — ^Humphrey Gub- 
bin's / Courtship, (adapted to / 'render social all 



I79I] 



Thomas Collier 75 



coy / 'Maidens and dull old / 'Bachelors) &c. &c. 
— / 'Likewise, the Weight / 'and Value of Coins — 
/ 'Six and seven per cent. / 'Interest Tables — 
Courts / 'Freemens Meetings — / 'General de- 
scription of / 'America — Also, an ap- / 'proved 
method to pre- / 'serve the fine flavour of / 
'Butter, and prevent its / 'growing rancid — Dr. / 
'Buchan's Ointment of / 'Sulphur for the Itch — / 
&c. &c. &c. / Philomath N. Ames, Esq. / Pro- 
fessor of Astronomy and Natural Philosophy in 
the / College at Berlin. / Calculated for the meri- 
dian of Lichfield [sic], / lat. 41 deg. 45 min, 
north. / Lichfield [sic] : Printed by T. Collier. / 

17cm., pp. (24). AAS. NYPL. 

Evans, No. 22313. Trumbull, No. 144. Bates, pp. 57-58. 
Morrison, p. 20. 

This almanac has the following interesting intro- 
duction: 

"To whom it may Concern. 

"The multiplicity of very urgent business last year 
unfortunately prevented a group of materially im- 
portant Predictions. Many of our good friends and 
customers were grievously disappointed, that cal- 
culations of the Weather were excluded. This year, 
we have laboured abundantly; — The Stars and 
Planets are unusually propitious: — so far, indeed, 
that we venture peremptorily & affirm, rather than 
deal in may-he^ s and perhap's, that it will rain, snow, 
thunder, hail, be cloudy, clear etc. as expressed in 
each calendar page. It may be, that some of our Pre- 
dictions, and perhaps all will fail. For in the instance 
of the Weather, we find Stars and Planets wonder- 
fully capricious, — However, should the good woman 
meet disaster on washing days, — young maidens on 
nuptial days or Valentine — and old maids and ma- 



76 Thomas Collier U791 

trons on Sundays, — having a new fashioned head 
dress etc. quite ruined: — or sweethearts prevented 
from fulfilling their appointments, — and all in Con- 
sequence of a mischievous Storm^ when sunshine was 
predicted, — our Readers must attribute the great 
evil entirely to the Planets (certainly the Author is 
not in fault) — But alas for the Printer — tho' No- 
body^ s to blame!" 



A 10 Ames, Philomath N. [Pseudonym.] 

The American, and Litchfield-County Al- 
manack for the Year 1791. Calculated in the 
Planet Luna, by that celebrated Astronomer, 
Philomath N. Ames, Esq. 

No copy located. 

Advertised November 8, 1790 as "This day Pub- 
lished." 

Bates, p. 58. 

All Solomon, Nathan Ben. [Pseudonym.] 

The American Almanack, For the Year 1791. 
By Nathan Ben Solomon, Professor of Astrono- 
my and Natural Philosophy in the College at 
Jerusalem. Calculated for the Meridian of Litch- 
field; ... 

Copy offered in a sale catalogue. 

Advertised October 25, 1790 as "Next Wednesday 
will be Published and ready for Sale." 

An almanac published in New Haven in 1786 "by 
Nathan Ben Salomon, X.Y.Z. educated at Jerusalem " 
is attributed to Judd by Bates; hence, the pseudonym 
in this Litchfield almanac may also be that of Judd. 



1792] Thomas Collier 77 

1792 

All Strong, Nehemiah. ( 1 729-1 807). 

An / Astronomical / Diary, Calendar, / or / 
Almanac, / For the Year of our Lord / 1792. / 
And from the Creation of the World 574 1 : / And, 
till July 4th, the i6th of American / Independ- 
ence. / Being Bissextile, or Leap- Year. / Where- 
in are contained, / All Things requisite to such a 
Composition. / Adapted to the Horizon and 
Meridian of / Litchfield; / Lat. 41 Deg. 45 Min. 
North. / But will serve indifferently for all the 
Towns / in Connecticut, and the adjacent 
States. / [parallel rule] / By Nehemiah Strong. / 
[parallel rule] / Litchfield: Printed by T. Collier. / 

17cm., pp. (24). CHS. LHS. NYPL. 

Evans, No. 23807. Trumbull, No. 145. Bates, p. 60. Mor- 
rison, p. 21. 

A graduate of Yale College of the class of 1755 and 
a tutor at the same college for three years, Nehemiah 
Strong studied theology and after a somewhat dis- 
couraging pastorate at Turkey Hills (now the town of 
East Granby), Connecticut, accepted the Professor- 
ship of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy at Yale 
in 1770, which he held until 178 1. 

He probably began making calculations for al- 
manacs as early as 1775, but it was not until 1778 
that the printers of the Connecticut almanac an- 
nounced Strong as the author of their publication. 
From that time until his death his name was identi- 
fied with various almanacs published in Hartford, 
New Haven and Litchfield. 

For several years he kept a private academy for 
boys in New Milford, Connecticut. 



yS Thomas Collier U793 

1793 

A13 Strong, Nehemiah. ( 1 729-1 807). 

An Astronomical / Diary, Kalendar, / or / 
Almanack, / for the Year of our Lord / 1793. / 
And from the creation of the world 5742. / And, 
from the 4th of July, the 17th of / American In- 
dependence. / Being the first after Bissextile, or 
Leap- Year. / Adapted to the Horizon and Merid- 
ian of Litchfield, 41 deg. 45 min. North. / But 
will serve for all the adjacent States. / [rule] / 
By Nehemiah Strong, Esq. / Late Professor of 
Mathematics and Na- / tural Philosophy in Yale 
College. / [double rule] / Litchfield: / Printed by 
Collier and Buel. / 
i6>^cm., pp. (24). AAS. CHS. (impf.) yu. 

Evans, No. 24826. Trumbull, No. 146. Bates, p. 62. Mor- 
rison, p. 22. 

The American Antiquarian Society has two edi- 
tions of this almanac with variations in the last page. 

1794 

A14 Strong, Nehemiah. ( 1 729-1 807). 

Strong's / Connecticut and New- York / Al- 
manack, / for the Year of our Lord, / 1794; / 
And from the Creation of the World 5743. — And 
/ after the 4th of July, the i8th of A. Independ- 
ence. / Being the second after Leap- Year. / 
In which is Contained, / All Things proper for 
such a Composition. / Calculated for the Merid- 
ian & Horizon of Lichfield [jzV], / but will serve 
for all the adjacent States. / By Nehemiah 



1795] 



Thomas Collier 79 



Strong, Esq. / Late Professor of Mathematics 
and Natural Philoso- / phy in Yale-College. / 
The world's a book, writ by th'eternal art / Of 
the great Author; printed in man's heart; / 'Tis 
falsely printed, tho' divinely penn'd, / And all 
the errata will appear at the end. / Litchfield: 
Printed by Collier and Buel. / 

17cm., pp. (24). BPL. CHS. LHS. MHS. NHHS, YU, 



1795 

A15 Strong, Nehemiah. ( 1 729-1 807). 

The / Connecticut, Massachusetts, New- York, 
and, / Vermont / Almanack, / for the Year of our 
Lord, / 1795; / And from the Creation of the 
World, 5744; / and the 19th Year of Ame. Inde- 
pendence: / Being the third after Bissextile, or 
Leap-Year. / Wherein is contained, / Besides the 
usual Calculations, a pleasing va- / riety of useful 
and interesting Matter. / Nature! great Parent! 
whose unceasing hand / Rolls round the Seasons 
of the changeful year, / How mighty, how majes- 
tic, are thy works ! / With what a pleasing dread 
they swell the soul ! / Ye too, ye winds ! that now 
begin to blow, / In what far distant region of the 
sky, / Hush'd in deep silence, sleep ye, when 'tis 
calm? / By Nehemiah Strong, Esq. / [rule] / 
Litchfield, (Connecticut) / Printed by Collier 
and Buel. / 

17cm., pp. (20). AAS. CHS. LHS. LOC. 

Evans, No. 27757. Trumbull, No, 147. Bates, p. 65. Mor- 
rison, p. 23, 

In the Litchfield Monitor of December 31, 1794, ap- 



8o Thomas Collier b-795 

peared a letter from Strong vigorously repudiating an 
almanac "printed at Springfield in Boston State, by a 
certain Mr. Gray," (probably Edward Gray, pub- 
lisher of the Hampshire Chronicle from 1793 to 1796) 
"under the title of Strong's Almanack." The writer 
added "If any person, however, by the name of 
Strong, shall appear and vouchsafe to recognize the 
authority of said Almanack, I will very readily re- 
tract my present censure as to the Imposture.^* 

1797 

A16 Strong, Nehemiah. (1729-1807). 

An / Astronomical Diary, Calendar, / or / Al- 
manack, / for the Year of our Lord, / 1797; / And 
from the Creation of the World 5746; / And, (till 
the 4th of July) the 21st of / American Inde- 
pendence. / Being the first after Leap- Year. / 
Adapted to the Horizon and Meridian of Litch- 
field. / [rule] / By N. Strong, / Late Professor of 
Natural Philosophy, etc. in Yale-College. / [rule] 
/ "At thirty, man suspects himself a fool; / 
"Knows it at forty, and reforms his plan; / "At 
fifty, chides his infamous delay; / "Pushes his 
prudent purpose to resolve; / "In all the mag- 
nanimity of thought / "Resolves and re-solves, — 
then dies the same." / [parallel rule] / Printed 
and Sold at Litchfield: by T. Collier / Wholesale 
and Retail. / 

19cm., pp. (24). LHS. YU. 

1799 

A17 Stafford, John Nathan, Jun. 

An / Almanack, / for the Year / 1799. / Being 



i8o2] Thomas Collier 8i 

the third after Leap- Year. / [rule] / By John 
Nathan Stafford, Jun. / [rule] / Whate'er, O 
Time, thy ravage can withstand ? / All soon must 
yield to the destructive hand, / The seas will 
waste, the Heavens in smoke decay, / Rocks fall 
to dust, and mountains melt away. / To die is 
Nature's law to all mankind; / The earth will 
melt, and 'leave no wreck behind !' / [cut of eagle] 
/ Printed at Litchfield by T. Collier, and sold / by 
the thousand, gross, dozen or single. / 

ly^^Cm., pp. (24). AAS. LHS, NYPL. 

Bates, p. 70. Morrison, p. 24. 

1802 

A18 San ford, Joel. 

An / Astronomical Diary, / or, / Almanack, / 
for the Year of our Lord, / 1802; / And from the 
Creation of the World 5751, and till the / 4th of 
July the 26th of American Independence; being / 
the second after the Completion of the Eight- 
eenth / Century, or the Sixth after Bissextile, or / 
Leap- Year. / Calculated for Lat. 41 >^ North 
Long. 73^ West; but will / serve for any Part of 
Vermont, Massachusetts, / New- York, and Con- 
necticut. / [parallel rule] / The Astronomical 
Calculations by / Joel Sanford, / Pupil of the 
celebrated Nehemiah Strong, late Professor / of 
Mathematics and Natural Philosophy in Yale- 
College / [parallel rule] / Bennington, (Vermont) 
/ Printed by Collier & Stockwell, and Sold by the 
/ Dozen, Thousand, or Single. / 

l8cm., pp. (20). AAS. LHS. 



82 Thomas Collier [1803 

1803 

A19 Hutchins, John Nathan, Jun. 

Hutchins's / New- York, Vermont, Massachu- 
setts, and Connecticut / Almanack, / for the 
year / 1 803 ; / Being the seventh after Bissextile, 
or Leap-Year; / And, 'till 4th July, / the twenty- 
seventh year of American Independence. / Con- 
taining, / The true Places and Aspects of the 
Planets; the ri- / sing and setting of the Sun; the 
rising, setting, and / southing of the Moon; Lu- 
nations, Conjunctions, / Eclipses, rising and 
setting of the Planets, Variation / of Sun and 
Clock, Tide-Table, Courts, &c. Toge- / ther with 
a Census of the United States, taken ac- / cording 
to act of Congress; Tables of Interest, &c, / valu- 
able Receipts; grave and humourous Remarks; / 
Anecdotes, Poetry, &c. &c. / The Astronomical 
Calculations by Isaac Rice. Adapted to / the lat. 
of 43 degrees North, and a meridian 74 degrees 
West / of the Observatory at Greenwich. / "The 
Glorious orbs which Heaven's bright host com- 
pose; / The imprison'd sea that, restless, ebbs and 
flows; / The fluctuating field of hquid air, / With 
all the curious meteors hovering there; / And the 
wide regions of the land — proclaim / The Power 
Divine that rais'd the mighty frame." / Troy, 
(N.Y.) Printed by T. Collier, at the Gazette 
Office, corner / of River and State Streets. / 

i7>^cm., pp. (24). AAs. 

Hutchins was a prolific publisher of almanacs in the 
latter part of the eighteenth, and early years of the 
nineteenth, century. 



1804] Thomas Collier 83 

1804 

A20 Beers, Andrew, Philomath. 

Beers's / New- York, Vermont, Massachusetts, 
and / Connecticut / Almanack, / for the Year of 
our Lord / 1804: / Being Bissextile, or Leap- 
Year, and the 28th / of American Independence. 
/ Containing / A great variety of Curious, Use- 
ful, and Entertain- / ing Matter. / [row of loz- 
enges] / By Andrew Beers, Philom. / [row of 
lozenges] / Troy, (N.Y.) Printed and sold by 
Thomas Collier, River-Street / [asterism] / Great 
allowance to those who purchase by the quan- 
tity. / 
1 6cm., pp. (32). LHs. wu. 



INDEX 



ACCOUNT of Count UArtois and his Friend's Passage to the Moon, An, 4; 
^ reproduction of title-page, J. 
Accurate System of Surveying, An, by Samuel Moore, 2(>- 
Adam, Robert, bookbinder and partner of Thomas Collier, ix and xv. 
Adams, Andrew, Chief Justice of Connecticut, viii. 
Adams, John, President of the United States, viii. 
Age of Reason, The, by Thomas Paine, answered, 40 and 41. 
Allen, Ethan, author o( Reason, the only Oracle of Man, 9, 10, and 12. 
Allen, John, United States Representative from Connecticut, viii. 
Almanacs, 69 to 83. 

Almoran and Hamet, by John Hawkesworth, 16. 
Alsop, Richard, one of the Hartford Wits, 27. 
American Bibliography , by Charles Evans, xii. 
American Liberty and Independence, by Israel Woodward, e,:^. 
American Mercury, Hartford newspaper, 58. 
American Poems, edited by Elihu Smith, mentioned, xi; listed, 27; reproduction 

of title-page, frontispiece. 
Ames, Nathaniel, author of Almanacs, 73. 
Ames, Philomath N., reputed author oi Almanacs for 1790 and 1791, 73, 74, and 

76. 
Andre, John, author of The Cow Chace, 20; court-martial of, ^i- 
Apology for the Bible, An, by Richard Watson, 40. 
Appeal to the Candid, An, attributed to John Cosins Ogden, 59. 
Arnold, Benedict, negotiations with John Andre, 20. 
Art of Cheese-Making, The, 56. 
Astronomy, A System of, by Enos Blakeslee, 31. 

BABCOCK, ELISHA, publisher of the ^»zmr««Mi?ri:«ry, 58. 
Backus, Azel, sermon at ordination of, 26; author of A Sermon delivered 

at the Funeral of . . . Oliver Wolcott, 47; biographical note, 48; indicted in 

United States Court, 48 and 64. 
Backus, Charles, author of The Faithful Ministers of Jesus Christ Rewarded, 26; 

biographical note, 26. 
Baptism, sermons on Infant, 20 and 21. 
Barbauld, Anna Letitia Aikin, authoress of Admired Hymns and Lessons in 

Prose for Children, 40; biographical note, 40. 
Barlow, Joel, one of the Hartford Wits, 27. 

Bates, Albert Carlos, a.\ith.0T oi Check List of Connecticut Almanacs 1 709-1 850, xii. 
Beach, Jesse, author of An Oration . . .In commemoration of the Death of . . . Rev. 

Edward Blakeslee, 45. 
Bee-Keeper, The Experienced, by Thaddeus Minor, 67. 



88 Index 

Beers, Andrew, author of an Almanac for 1804, 83. 

Beers, Henry Augustin, dedication to, v; critic, xi. 

Bell for St. Michael's Church, contributed by Nathaniel Bosworth, 66. 

Bellamy, Joseph, pastor of the church in Bethlehem, 48. 

Benedict, William, actor in The Suicide, 46. 

Benham, Asahel, author oi Federal Harmony , 21 ; biographical note, 22. 

Bible, Index to the Holy, compiled by Ebenezer Buel, 51. 

Bibhographies, List of, xiv. 

Bishop, Abraham, Three Letters to, 63; author of Connecticut Republicanism, 64. 

Blair, John, author of Essays, 13; biographical note, 14. 

Blakeslee, Edward, oration in commemoration of, 45. 

Blakeslee, Enos, author ol A System of Astronomy, 31. 

Blakslee, David, husband of Lucy, 44. 

Blakslee, Lucy, sermon at the funeral of, 44. 

Bolingbroke, Henry St. John, dedication to, 35. 

Boston News Letter, conducted by Margaret Green Draper, vii. 

Bosworth, Nathaniel, sermon at the funeral of, 66. 

Brown, John, one of the pupils of James Morris, 44. 

Buel, David, partner of Thomas Collier, ix and xv. 

Buel, Ebenezer, compiler of Index to the Holy Bible, 51; biographical note, 51. 

Buel, John, father of Ebenezer Buel, 51. 

Bunn, Matthew, author of ^ Journal of the Adventures of Matthew Bunn, 38. 

Burroughs, Eden, co-author of A Faithful Narrative of the Wonderful Dealings of 

God towards Polly Davis, 28; biographical note, 29. 
Burroughs, Stephen, son of Eden Burroughs, 29. 

CADOGAN, Dr., dedication to, 17. 
Canada, A Tour through Upper and Lower, attributed to John Cosins Ogden, 

58- 
Catechism of Nature, The, by Johannes Florentius Martinet, 47. 
Cavalry, Manual Exercise and Evolutions of the, 34. 
Chamberlain, Thomas, author of England's Timely Remembrance, 4; biographical 

note, 4. 
Champion, Judah, author of A Funeral Sermon. . .of the Reverend Andrew Starrs, 

6; biographical note, 8. 
Character and Work of a Spiritual Watchman Described, The, by Lemuel Haynes, 

24. 
Charles X, see Charles Philippe, Count D'Artois, 6. 
Chase, Amos, sermon at ordination of, 12; biographical notes, 13 and 25; author 

of The Master s Few Hints to his Pupils, 24, and of On Female Excellence, 25 ; 

"Scribe," 35; "Register," 35; signer of^ Specimen of the Confession of Faith, 

63; member of committee to draft an Essay on Education, 68. 
Chase, Rebecca Hart, sermon at the funeral of, 25; biographical note, 25. 
Chauncy, Dr., reference to his Sermon at the Dudleian Lecture, 38. 
Check List of Connecticut Almanacs 1 709-1 850, by Albert Carlos Bates, xii. 



Index 89 



Cheese-Making, The Art of, 56. 

Chesterfield, Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of, accredited author of The Chronicle 

of the Kings of England, 11, and of The Economy of Human Life, 50. 
Chevy Chase, parody on, see The Cow Chace, 20. 
Christ the true victim and conqueror, by Josiah Sherman, 10. 
Christian (Economy, The, 28. 

Christianity the Wisdom of God, by James Dana, 57. 

Chronicle of the Kings of England, The, attributed to Robert Dodsley, 22. 
Collier, Thomas, birth, death, apprenticeship and marriage, vii; sole proprietor 

of printing establishment, ix; litigation against, x and 64; description of, x; 

in Bennington, Vermont, x, and Troy, New York, xi; partners, list of, xv. 
Collier, Thomas Green, son and partner of Thomas Collier, ix and xv. 
"Common Sense," see Josiah Sherman, 9 and 12. 
"Connecticutensis," see David Daggett, 64. 
Constitution of the Associated Churches in the Southern District of the County of 

Litchfield, The, 2S- 
Constitution of the Consociation of the Southern District in Litchfield County, A, 2S' 
Copp, William, printer and partner of Thomas Collier, vii and xv. 
Cow Chace, The, by John Andre, 20. 
Cumstock, Abel, author ol A New-Year-Gift, 20; biographical note, 20. 

DAGGETT, DAVID, accredited author of Three Letters to Abraham Bishop, 
63; biographical note, 64; counsel in litigation against Collier, 64. 
Dana, James, author oi Christianity the Wisdom of God, 57; biographical note, 58. 
D'Arnaud, Frangois Thomas Marie de Baculard, author of Fanny, or the Happy 

Repentance, 17. 
D'Artois, Charles Philippe, Count, author of An Account of Count D'Artois and 

his Friend's Passage to the Moon, 4; biographical note, 6. 
Davis, Polly, A Faithful Narrative of the Wonderful Dealings of God towards, by 

Eden Burroughs and Esterbrooks, 29. 
Day, Jeremiah, author of The Divine Right of Infant Baptism, 21; biographical 

note, 21 ; father of Thomas Day, 46; Moderator of the South Consociation, 68. 
Day, Jeremiah, President of Yale College, son of Rev. Jeremiah Day of New 

Preston, 21. 
Day, Thomas, accredited author of The Suicide, 45; biographical note, 46; author 

of An Oration, . . . before the . . . Society of Cincinnati . . . at Hartford, . . . 

4th of July, 1798, 54. 
Deacons, On the Ordination of, 46. 
Deserted Village, The, by Oliver Goldsmith, 57. 

Discourse, . . . at the Funeral of Mr. Ethel Porter, A, by Chauncey Prindle, 43. 
Discourse delivered February igth, 1795, A, by David Osgood, 34. 
Discourse, . . . occasioned by the Death of Mr. Lent Munson, A, by Alexander Viets 

Griswold, 42. 
Discourse . . . occasioned by the Death of Mrs. Lucy Blakslee, A, by Alexander Viets 

Griswold, 44. 



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Discourse on Popular Magic, A, 23. 

Dissertations upon Various Subjects, by Jeremiah Learning, 56. 

Divine Right of Infant Baptism, The, by Jeremiah Day, 21. 

Doddridge, Philip, author of A Plain and Serious Address, 56. 

Dodsley, James, printer in London, 16. 

Dodsley, Robert, accredited author of The Chronicle of the Kings of England, 22, 

and of The Economy of Human Life, 50. 
Draper, Margaret Green, manager of the Boston News Letter, vii. 
Dwight, Timothy, one of the Hartford Wits, 27; instructor of Elihu Smith, 28; 

President of Yale College, 28 and 59. 

ECONOMY of Human Life, The, attributed to Robert Dodsley, 50. 
Educational Books: 

Accurate System of Surveying, An, 36. 

Catechism of Nature, The, 47. 

Essay on the Subject of Education, 67. 

Geography Made Easy, 3. 

Master's Few Hints to his Pupils, The, 24. 

New-England Primer, The, 31. 

Short System of Polite Learning, A, 41. 

Small Collection of Questions & Answers, A, ^S, 

System of Astronomy, A, 2i- 

Valuable Tables, for rendering the value of Federal Money easy and intelligible, 39. 

Youth's Assistant, The, 18. 
Edwards, Jonathan, theological instructor of Jedidiah Morse, 3. 
Edwards, Pierpont, brother-in-law of John Cosins Ogden, 59. 
Elegy written in a Country Church Yard, An, by Thomas Gray, mentioned, xi; 

listed, 60. 
Elizabeth, Queen, referred to in The Chronicle of the Kings of England, 22. 
England, The Chronicle of the Kings of, attributed to Robert Dodsley, 22. 
England's Timely Remembrance, by Thomas Chamberlain, 4. 
Essay on Conversion, An, by Jeremiah Leaming, 57. 
Essay on Man, An, by Alexander Pope, 35. 
Essay on the Subject of Education, 67. 
Essays, by John Blair, 13. 
Esterbrooks, co-author of A Faithful Narrative of the Wonderful Dealings of God 

towards Polly Davis, 28. 
Evans, Charles, author oi American Bibliography, xii. 
Exhortation to Early Piety, An, by Truman Marsh, 65. 
Experienced Bee-Keeper, The, by Thaddeus Minor, 67. 

FABLES for the Female Sex, by Edward Moore, mentioned, xi; listed, 55. 
Faithful Ministers of Jesus Christ Rewarded, The, by Charles Backus, 26. 
Faithful Narrative of the Wonderful Dealings of God towards Polly Davis, A, by 
Eden Burroughs and Esterbrooks, 28. 



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Fanny, or the Happy Repentance, by Frangois Thomas Marie de Baculard 

D'Arnaud, 17. 
Farewell Address To his Pupils, by James Morris, 43. 
Father's Legacy to his Daughters, A, by John Gregory, 19 and 27. 
Federal Harmony , by Asahel Benham, 21. 
Female Academy, conducted by Miss Sarah Pierce, ix. 
Female Excellence, On, by Amos Chase, 25. 
Fools in their Folly, by Elijah Norton, 8. 
Fourth of July Orations: 

By Thomas Day, 54. 

By James Gould, 52. 

By Chauncey Lee, 63. 

By Augustus Pettibone, 54. 

By Sereno Pettibone, 65. 

By Samuel Rockwell, 44. 

By John Cotton Smith, 51. 

By Israel Woodward, 55. 
Fowler, Abraham, author ol A Sermon, . . . On account of Deacon Gideon Hotch- 

kiss, 68; biographical note, 68. 
Franklin, Benjamin, erroneously accredited with the authorship of The Chronicle 

of the Kings of England, 22, and oi Priestcraft Defended, 23. 
Freemen of Connecticut, To the, by Uriah Tracy, 66. 

Friendly Remarks to the People of Connecticut, upon their College and Schools, at- 
tributed to John Cosins Ogden, 60. 
Funeral Eulogium, . . . testifying respect to the memory of George Washington, A, by 

Stanley Griswold, 61. 
Funeral Sermon, . . . of the Reverend Andrew Starrs, A, by Judah Champion, 6; 

reproduction of title-page, 7. 
Funeral Sermons and Orations: 

On Edward Blakeslee, by Jesse Beach, 45. 

On Lucy Blakslee, by Alexander Griswold, 44. 

On Nathaniel Bosworth, by Truman Marsh, 65. 

On Thomas Chamberlain, by himself, 4. 

On Rebecca Hart Chase, by Amos Chase, 25. 

On Gideon Hotchkiss, by Abraham Fowler, 68. 

On Lent Munson, by Alexander Griswold, 42. 

On Ethel Porter, by Chauncey Prindle, 43. 

On Charles Prindle, by Alexander Griswold, 37. 

On Andrew Storrs, by Judah Champion, 6. 

On Nathanael Taylor, by Stanley Griswold, 65. 

On George Washington, by James Morris, 60. 

On George Washington, by Stanley Griswold, 61. 

On Oliver Wolcott, by Azel Backus, 47. 



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GEN£T, EDMOND CHARLES, French Minister to the United States, 32. 
Geography Made Easy, by Jedidiah Morse, 3. 

George the Third, statue of, transported to Wolcott home, 36. 

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, author of The Sorrows of fVerter, xi and 16. 

Goldsmith, Oliver, author of The Deserted Village, 57. 

Good Man's Prospects in the Hour of Death, The, by Stanley Griswold, 65. 

Gould, James, conducted Litchfield Law School, ix; author oi An Oration, . , , at 
Litchfield, . . . M,DCC,XCVIII, 52; biographical note, 52. 

Graves, Richard, possible translator of The Sorrows oj Werter, 16. 

Gray, Edward, printer at Springfield, Mass., 80. 

Gray, Thomas, author ol An Elegy written in a Country Church Yard, xi and 60. 

Green, T. & S., publishers in New Haven, n^'^. 

Gregory, John, author ol A Father's Legacy to his Daughters, 19 and 27. 

Griswold, Alexander Viets, author of A Sermon Preached at the Funeral of Mr, 
Charles Prindle, 37; biographical note, 37; accredited author of A Short 
Sketch of the Life of Mr. Lent Munson, 42; author of A Discourse, . . . occa- 
sioned by the Death of Mr. Lent Munson, 42, and of A Discourse, . . , occa- 
sioned by the Death of Mrs. Lucy Blakslee, 44. 

Griswold, Stanley, controversy of, 60; author oi A Funeral Eulogium, . . . testify- 
ing respect to the memory of George Washington, 61; biographical note, 61; 
author of The Good Man's Prospects in the Hour of Death, 65. 

HALL, JOHN, translator of The Catechism of Nature, 47. 
"Hampden," author of ^ Letter to the President of the United States, x. 

Harriet, or the Vicar's Tale, 32. 

Hart, Levi, author of The Important Objects of the Evangelical Ministry considered, 
12; biographical note, 13; father of Rebecca Hart Chase, 25; theological 
instructor of Charles Backus, 26. 

Hartford Wits, 8, 27 and 28. 

Haswell and Russell, printers at Bennington, Vt., 10. 

Hawkesworth, John, author oi Aim or an and Hamet, 16, 

Haynes, Lemuel, author of The Character and Work of a Spiritual Watchman 
Described, 24; biographical note, 24. 

Hazard, Joseph, author oi Juvenile Poems, 18; biographical note, 19. 

History of Melchizedek, The, by Josiah Sherman, 11. 

Holly, Israel, author of Old Divinity Preferable to Modern Novelty, 23\ biographi- 
cal note, 23- 

Home, Henry, Lord Kames, accredited author oi A Letter from a Blacksmith, 62; 
biographical note, 62. 

Hopkins, Lemuel, Letter of, 8; biographical note, 8; one of the Hartford Wits, 
8 and 27; medical instructor of Samuel Rockwell, 45. 

Hotchkiss, Gideon, sermon at the funeral of, 68. 

Hudson and Goodwin, printers in Hartford, Conn., 10 and 34. 

Humphreys, David, one of the Hartford Wits, 27. 

Huntington, Dan, sermon at the ordination of, 57; biographical note, 58; cor- 
respondence with Stanley Griswold, 62. 



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Hutchins, John Nathan, Jun., compiler of an Almanac for 1803, 82. 
Hymns & Lessons in Prose for Children, Admired, by Anna Letitia Aikin Bar- 
bauld, 40. 

IMPORTANT Objects of the Evangelical Ministry considered. The, by Levi 
Hart, 12. 
Index to the Holy Bible, compiled by Ebenezer Buel, 51. 
Indictment and Trial of Sir Richard Rum, The, 3. 

JAUDON, DANIEL, accredited author oiA Short System of Polite Learning, 41 . 
Jefferson, Thomas, strictures on, x; prayer for, 8; appointment of Kirby, 16; 
sermon denouncing, 48; appointment of Stanley Griswold, 61. 
Journal of the Adventures of Matthew Bunn, A, by Matthew Bunn, mentioned, xi; 

listed, 38. 
Judd, Bethel, actor in The Suicide, 46. 

Judd, Eben Warner, author of Almanac for 1786, 71; Almanac for 1787, 71; 
Sheet Almanac for 1787, 72; Almanac for 1788, 72; Sheet Almanac for 1788, 
72; Almanac for 1789, 73; Almanac for 1790, 74; supposed author oi Almanac 
for 1791, by Nathan Ben Solomon, 76; biographical note, 71. 
Juvenile Poems, by Joseph Hazard, 18. 

KAMES, Lord, see Henry Home, 62. 
Kenrick, William, accredited author of The Whole Duty of Woman, 50. 
Kirby, Ephraim, author of Reports of Cases adjudged in the Superior Court of 
Connecticut, 14; biographical note, 14. 

LAW School, Litchfield, founded, viii; references to students of, 46, 52, 55, 
J 65 and 66. 

Leaming, Jeremiah, biographical note, 39; controversy over A Defence of the 
Episcopal Government of the Church, 39; author oi Dissertations upon Various 
Subjects, K16, and of An Essay on Conversion, 57. 

Lee, Chauncey, author of The Tree of Knowledge of Political Good and Evil, 63; 
biographical note, G^- 

LeRoy, Pierre Louis, accredited author of A Narrative of the extraordinary Ad- 
ventures of four Russian Sailors, 6. 

Letter from a Blacksmith, A, attributed to Henry Home, Lord Kames, 62. 

Letter to the President of the United States, A, by "Hampden," x and 48. 

Libraries, List of, xiv. 

List of Books Printed in Connecticut 1 709-1 800, by James Hammond Trumbull, 
xii. 

Litchfield, growth of, viii. 

" ACGOWAN, JOHN, accredited author of Priestcraft Defended, 23; bio- 
graphical note, 23. 

Mackenzie, Henry, author of The Man of Feeling, 19; biographical note, 19. 
M'Donald, Alexander, author of The Youth's Assistant, 18; biographical note, 18. 
Magic, A Discourse on Popular, 23. 



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Man of Feeling, The, by Henry Mackenzie, 19. 

Manual Exercise and Evolutions of the Cavalry, 34. 

Marsh, Truman, author ai An Exhortation to Early Piety, 65; biographical note, 

66. 
Martinet, Johannes Florentius, author of The Catechism of Nature, 47. 
Masons, Solomon's Chapter of Royal Arch, 45. 
Master s Few Hints To his Pupils, The, by Amos Chase, 24. 
Meigs, Bowen and Dana, printers in New Haven, 3 and 4. 
Melchizedek, The History of, by Josiah Sherman, 11. 
Minor, Thaddeus, author of The Experienced Bee-Keeper, 67. 
Monitor, The, titles of, vii. 

Moon, An Account of Count UArtois and his Friend's Passage to the, 4. 
Moore, Edward, author oi Fables for the Female Sex, 55. 
Moore, Samuel, author oi An Accurate System of Surveying, 36; biographical note, 

37- 

Morris, James, author oi Farewell Address To his Pupils, 43; biographical note, 
43; author of An Oration, . . . Commemorative of the Death of Gen. George 
Washington, 60; member of committee to draft an Essay on the Subject of 
Education, 68. 

Morrison, Hugh Alexander, author of Preliminary Check List of American Al- 
manacs 1639-1800, xii. 

Morse, Abel, printer in New Haven, 21. 

Morse, Jedidiah, author oi Geography Made Easy, 3; biographical note, 3. 

Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, son of Jedidiah Morse, 3. 

Munson, Lent, A Short Sketch of the Life of, xi and 42; A Discourse, . . . occasioned 
by the Death of, 42, 

Music, 

Admired Hymns & Lessons in Prose for Children, 40. 
Federal Harmony, 21. 

NARRATIVE of the extraordinary Adventures of four Russian Sailors, A, 
attributed to Pierre Louis LeRoy, 6. 
"Nathan Ben Saadi," pseudonym for the author of The Chronicle of the Kings of 

England, 11. 
Nature of Moral Agency, The, by Josiah Sherman, 11. 
New-England Primer, The, mentioned, xi; listed, 31. 
New-Year-Gift, A, by Abel Cumstock, 20. 
Norton, Elijah, author oi Fools in their Folly, 8. 

OGDEN, John Cosins, accredited author of A Tour Through Upper and 
Lower Canada, 58; An Appeal to the Candid, upon the Present State of Re- 
ligion and Politics in Connecticut, 59; Friendly Remarks to the People of Con- 
necticut, upon their College and Schools, 60; A View of the Calvinistic Clubs in 
the United States, 60; biographical note, 59. 
Old Divinity Preferable to Modern Novelty, by Israel Holly, 23- 



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Oracles of Reason, by " Common Sense," 1 1. 

Oracles of Reason, by Ethan Allen, see Reason, the only Oracle of Man, 9, 10 and 12. 
Oration, . . . at Hartford, . . . 4/I1 of July, 1798, by Thomas Day, 54. 
Oration, . . . at Litchfield, . . . in the year M,DCC,XCVIII, by James Gould, 5a. 
Oration, . . . at Norfolk, . . . Fourth of July, 1798, by Augustus Pettibone, 54. 
Oration, . . . at Norfolk, . . .6th July, 1 801, by Sereno Pettibone, 65. 
Oration, . .. At Salisbury, . . . Fourth July, Ninety-Seven, by Samuel Rockwell, 44. 
Oration, . . . at Sharon, . . . 4th of July, 1798, by John Cotton Smith, 51; repro- 
duction of title-page, 53. 
Oration, . . . Commemorative of the Death of Gen. George Washington, by James 

Morris, 60. 
Oration, . . , In commemoration of the Death of ... the Rev. Edward Blakeslee, by 

Jesse Beach, 45. 
Ordination of Deacons, On the, 46. 
Ordination Sermons: 

By Charles Backus, 26. 

By James Dana, 57. 

By Levi Hart, 12. 

By Lemuel Haynes, 24. 
Osgood, David, author of The Wonderful Works of God are to be remembered, 32; 
biographical note, 32; SMthoT oi A Discourse delivered February igth, 1795,34. 

PAINE, THOMAS, author of The Age of Reason, 40. 
Parmerlee, Reuben, sermon at the ordination of, 24. 
Peddle, Mrs., accredited authoress oi Rudiments of Taste, 57. 
Perry, Joseph, mathematical instructor of Eben W. Judd, 71 and 72. 
Pettibone, Augustus, author of An Oration, . . . at Norfolk, . . . Fourth of July, 

1798, 54; biographical note, 55. 
Pettibone, Sereno, author oi An Oration, . . . at Norfolk, . . . 6th July, 1801, 65; 

biographical note, 65. 
Pierce, Sarah, conducted Female Academy, ix. 

Plain and Serious Address to the Master of a Family, A, by Philip Doddridge, 56. 
Ploughman, The, published by Thomas Collier, xi. 
Poetry: 
American Poems, 27, 
Cow Chace, The, 20. 
Deserted Village, The, 57. 

Elegy written in a Country Church Yard, An, 60. 
Fables for the Female Sex, SS- 
Juvenile Poems, 18. 
Suicide, The, 45. 
Wisdom. A Poem, 26 and 48. 
Pope, Alexander, author oi An Essay on Man, 35. 

Porter, Ebenezer, member of committee to draft an Essay on the Subject of Edu- 
cation, 68. 



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Porter, Ethel, discourse at funeral of, 43. 

Pratt, Samuel Jackson, author of The Sublime and Beautiful of Scripture, 30. 

Preliminary Check List of American Almanacs 1639-1800, by Hugh Alexander 

Morrison, xii. 
Priestcraft Defended, attributed to John MacGowan, 23. 
Prindle, Charles, sermon at funeral of, 37. 
Prindle, Chauncey, author of A Discourse, . . . at the Funeral of Mr. Ethel Porter, 

43; biographical note, 43. 
Proclamation, A, by Oliver Wolcott, for Thanksgiving, 1796, 35; for Fast Day, 

1797, 46. 



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UESTIONS & Answers, A Small Collection of, 58. 



REASON, the only Oracle of Man, by Ethan Allen, 10. 
Reeve, Tapping, founder of Law School, viii, 46; appointed to the bench, 

52; litigation against, 64. 
Regulations for the Troops of the United States, by Baron von Steuben, 2)'i- 
Reports of Cases adjudged in the Superior Court of Connecticut, by Ephraim Kirby, 

mentioned, xi; listed, 14; reproduction of title-page, 15. 
Rice, Isaac, astronomical calculator oi Hutchins" s Almanac for 1803, 82. 
Rockwell, Samuel, author of An Oration, . . . At Salisbury, . . . Fourth July, 

Ninety-Seven, 44; biographical note, 44. 
Ruddock, Samuel A., accredited author of Valuable Tables for rendering the value 

of Federal Money easy and intelligible, 39. 
Rudiments of Taste, attributed to Mrs. Peddle, 57. 
Rum, Sir Richard, The Indictment and Trial of, 3. 

SANFORD, JOEL, author of an Almanac for 1802, 8i. 
Sermon delivered at the Funeral of . . . Oliver Wolcott, A, by Azel Backus, 47. 
Sermon, on account of Deacon Gideon Hotchkiss, A, by Abraham Fowler, 68. 
Sermon, Preached at the Funeral of Mr. Charles Prindle, A, by Alexander Viets 

Griswold, 37. 
Sermon to Swine, A, by "Common Sense," 9. 
Sermons to the Rich and Studious, 17. 
Sherman, Josiah, author of Christ, the true victim and conqueror, 10; The History 

of Melchizedek, ii; The Nature of Moral Agency, ii; accredited author of 

Oracles of Reason, ii; A Sermon to Swine, 9; biographical note, 10. 
Short Sketch of the Life of Mr. Lent Munson, A, attributed to Alexander Viets 

Griswold, mentioned xi; listed, 42. 
Short System of Polite Learning, A, attributed to Daniel Jaudon, 4I. 
Small Collection of Questions & Answers, A, ^S. 

Smith, Elihu Hubbard, editor o( American Poems, 27; biographical note, 28. 
Smith, John Cotton, author of An Oration, . . . at Sharon, . . . 4th of July, 1798, 

51; biographical note, 51. 



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Smith, S. S., printer at Litchfield, 35. 

"Solomon, Nathan Ben," reputed author of an Almanac for 1791, 76. 

Sorrows of Werter, The, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, mentioned, xi; listed, 
16. 

Specimen of the Confession of Faith, A, 62. 

Stafford, John Nathan, Jun., reputed author of an Almanac for 1799, 80. 

Steuben, Baron F. W. A. H. F. von, author oi Regulations for the Troops of the 
United States, 33; biographical note, 23- 

Stockwell, Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Collier, vii. 

Stockwell, William, partner of Thomas CoUier at Bennington, Vt., x and xv. 

Storrs, Andrew, sermon at the funeral of, 6; biographical note, 8. 

Strong, Nehemiah, author oi Almanacs for 1792, 77; 1793, 78; 1794, 78; 1795, 79; 
1797, 80; biographical note, 77; repudiates Almanac for 1795, 80; astronomi- 
cal instructor of Joel Sanford, 81. 

Sublime and Beautiful of Scripture, The, by Samuel Jackson Pratt, 30. 

Suicide, The, attributed to Thomas Day, 45. 

Surveying, An Accurate System of, by Samuel Moore, 36. 

System of Astronomy, A, by Enos Blakeslee, mentioned, xi; listed, 31. 

TABLES, for rendering the value of Federal Money easy and intelligible, at- 
tributed to Samuel A. Ruddock, 39. 

Tallmadge, Benjamin, allusion to, 60. 

Taylor, Nathanael, pastor at New Milford, 61; sermon at the funeral of, 65; bi- 
ographical note, 65. 

Thanksgiving Sermons, 32 and 34. 

Three Letters to Abraham Bishop, by " Connecticutensis," 63. 

Tillinghast, John, enlisted with Matthew Bunn, 38. 

Tour Through Upper and Lower Canada, A, attributed to John Cosins Ogden, 58. 

Tracy, Uriah, senator from Connecticut, viii; father-in-law of James Gould, 54; 
author of To the Freemen of Connecticut, 66; biographical note, 66. 

Tree of Knowledge of Political Good and Evil, The, by Chauncey Lee, 62. 

Troy Gazette, published by Thomas Collier, xi. 

Trumbull, James Hammond, author of List of Books printed in Connecticut 1 709- 
1800, xii. 

Trumbull, John, one of the Hartford Wits, 27. 

Trumbull, John, printer in Norwich, 18. 



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NIVERSAL Restoration, The, by Elhanan Winchester, 30. 



VAL UABLE Tables, for rendering the value of Federal Money easy and intel- 
ligible, attributed to Samuel A. Ruddock, 39. 
View of the Calvinistic Clubs in the United States, A, attributed to John Cosins 

Ogden, 60. 
Vindication of the Validity and Divine Right of Presbyterian Ordination, A, by 
Noah Welles, 38. 



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WASHINGTON, GEORGE, proclamation by, 34; commemorative ad- 
dresses on the death of, 60 and 61. 

Watson, Richard, author oi An Apology for the Bible, 40; biographical note, 41. 

Wayne, Anthony, attack by, in Chevy Chase, 20. 

Webster, Noah, answer to Abraham Bishop, 64. 

Welles, Noah, author of A Vindication of the Validity and Divine Right of Pres- 
byterian Ordination, 38; biographical note, 39. 

Wheeler, Bennett, printer in Providence, 38. 

Whole Duty of Woman, The, attributed to William Kenrick, mentioned, xi; 
listed, 50; reproduction of title-page, 49. 

Wilkinson, Edward, accredited author oi Wisdom. A Poem, 26 and 48. 

Williams, Joshua, member of committee to draft an Essay on the Subject of Edu- 
cation, 68. 

Winchester, Elhanan, author of The Universal Restoration, 30; biographical note, 

3°- 

Wisdom. A Poem, attributed to Edward Wilkinson, 26 and 48. 

Witherspoon, John, President of Princeton College, 14 and 62. 

Wolcott, Alexander, answered by Uriah Tracy, 67. 

Wolcott, Oliver, Jr., Secretary of the Treasury, viii. 

Wolcott, Oliver, Sr., Governor of Connecticut, viii; Proclamation of, for 1796, 35; 
biographical note, ^^'i Proclamation of, for 1797, 46; sermon at the funeral 
of, 47. 

Wolcott, Roger, father of Ohver Wolcott, Sr., 36. 

Woman, The Whole Duty of, attributed to William Kenrick, mentioned, xi; listed, 
50; reproduction of title-page, 49. 

Wonderful Works of God are to be remembered. The, by David Osgood, 32. 

Woodward, Israel Beard, author oi American Liberty and Independence, 55; bio- 
graphical note, 55. 

Wooster, David, father-in-law of John Cosins Ogden, 59. 

Wyllys, George, Secretary of State in Connecticut, 36. 

Wyllys, Samuel, Secretary of State in Connecticut, 47. 



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