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Benjamin Brown French

New Hampshire

"B.B. French was born in Chester in 1800. He studied law with his father, and was admitted to the bar in 1825, after which he practised in Hooksett and in Sutton. He went to Newport in 1827, and became editor and a proprietor of the N.H. Spectator. In 1834 he removed to the city of Washington. He was assistant clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives in 1833, and clerk in 1845. He died Aug. 12, 1870."

[Bela Chapin (ed.), The Poets of New Hampshire 93 (Claremont, New Hampshire: Charles H. Adams, Publisher, 1883)][online text]


Benjamin B. French, A Letter and Short Poem, on the Death of Abraham Lincoln (Albany, New York: A. Boyd, print., 1870)(Tarrytown, New York: Reprinted, W. Abbatt, 1916)


Donald B. Cole & John J. McDonough, Witness to the Young Republic: A Yankee's Journal, 1828-1870 (Hanover, New Hampshire: University Press of New England, 1989)