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"James Dixon is a son of the late Judge William Dixon, of Enfield, where he was born on the 5th of August, 1814. He pursued his preparatory studies at the 'High School,' of Ellington and at sixteen years of age entered Williams College, where he was graduated in 1834. After leaving college, he read law in the office of his father, at Enfield, and, after being admitted to the bar, commenced the practice of his profession in his native town, which, for two years, he represented in the state Legislature. Subsequently he removed to the city of Hartford . . . .
Mr. Dixon has been a correspondent of the periodical press, and published many of his poems in the 'New England Magazine,' formerly printed at Boston. Subsequently he wrote for the 'Connecticut Courant,' of Hartford, in which appeared many of his best effusions."
[Charles W. Everst (ed.), The Poets of Connecticut; with Biographical Sketches 435 (New York: A.S. Barnes, 6th ed., 1873)][online text]
James Dixon, American Labor: Its Necessities and Prospects (New-York: Printed by Mann & Spear, 1852)
__________, Peace and Re-union (Washington, D.C.: Henry Polkinhorn & Son, 1866)