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George W. Pearce
"George W. Pearce was born in West Whiteland Township, January 15, 1814. He studied law in West Chester with Hon. John Hickman, and was admitted to the bar in 1842, and was elected Treasurer of Chester County on the Democratic ticket in 1849. He became editor and proprietor of the American Republican, a Democratic Journal published in West Chester, in 1853. He advocated the election of James Buchanan to the presidency, but became an ardent Republican and Unionist in the war of the Rebellion. He was thoroughly educated, of scholarly tastes, and a poet of much ability, and the author of many hymns and poems, which were published in the leading periodicals. He died April 13, 1864."
[George Johnston (ed.), The Poets and Poetry of Chester County, Pennsylvania 179 (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Co., 1890)]
George W. Pearce, A poem introductory to a course of lectures delivered before the Chester County cabinet of natural science, December 4, 1841 (Philadelphia: Brown, Bickling & Guilbert, Printers, 1841)