Trumbull, Jonathan - History

Trumbull, Jonathan (1740-1809) Speaker of the House: Jonathan Trumbull was born in Lebanon, Connecticut, on March 26, 1740. The son of a colonial statesman with the same name, young Trumbull graduated from Harvard in 1759, and joined the Connecticut legislature. After serving as First Comptroller of the US Treasury from 1778 to 1779, he was secretary to General George Washington from 1780 to 1783. A member of the US House of Representatives from 1789 to 1795, he was chosen Speaker of the House from (1791-1794). In 1795, he became a US Senator, holding a strong Federalist stance against the Jeffersonians. In 1796 and 1797, he served as the deputy-governor of Connecticut, then became Governor from 1797 until his death. Trumbull died on August 7, 1809, in Lebanon, Connecticut.

Brother Jonathan

Brother Jonathan is the personification of New England. He was also used as an emblem of the U.S. in general, and can be an allegory of capitalism. His too-short pants, too-tight waistcoat, and old fashioned style reflect his taste for inexpensive, second-hand products and efficient use of means.

Brother Jonathan soon became a stock fictional character, developed as a good-natured parody of all New England during the early American Republic. He was widely popularized by the weekly newspaper Brother Jonathan and the humor magazine Yankee Notions. [1]

Brother Jonathan was usually depicted in editorial cartoons and patriotic posters outside New England as a long-winded New Englander who dressed in striped trousers, somber black coat, and stove-pipe hat. Inside New England, "Brother Jonathan" was depicted as an enterprising and active businessman who blithely boasted of Yankee conquests for the Universal Yankee Nation. [2]

After 1865, the garb of Brother Jonathan was emulated by Uncle Sam, a common personification of the continental government of the United States.

Trumbull, Jonathan - History

Born: October 12, 1710
Place: Lebanon, Connecticut
Died: August 17, 1785
Place: Lebanon, Connecticut

J onathan Trumbull was born on October 12, 1710 in Lebanon, Connecticut. His family had first settled in Lebanon in 1705. At that time, the region was very sparsely populated. Jonathan's father Joseph instilled rigid work ethics on both Jonathan and Jonathan's older brother, Joseph Jr., as they managed both the family farm and a trade business. As the boys grew older, Jonathan's father retained Joseph Jr. to work at the family business, while sending Jonathan off to Harvard to prepare for the ministry. Jonathan and his brother apparently had little say in their futures as their plans were laid out by their father. However, in 1732, Joseph Jr. was lost at sea, and Jonathan was recalled from his pursuit of the ministry to take his brother's place in the family trade business.

J onathan proved himself to be a competent businessman. He and his father became well-known merchants, but his father's health began to fail, and Jonathan was soon successfully running the business by himself. He gained widespread recognition for his business acumen, and his reputation as a successful merchant launched him into the forefront of the public eye. In 1733 he was elected to the colonial general assembly. Trumbull's career in public life included both military and political achievements. He was a colonel in the Twelfth Connecticut Regiment during the French and Indian War. His expertise as a merchant benefited the Continental Army during the American Revolution. Although Connecticut is now sometimes referred to as The Constitution State, or The Nutmeg State, during colonial times it was often called The Provisions State, in large part because of Trumbull's ability to secure and deliver supplies to the Continental Army. General George Washington's troops in Valley Forge were suffering terribly for the lack of provisions, but Trumbull can be credited with arranging delivery of provisions, including a cattle drive, to Washington's men. In 1766, Jonathan Trumbull served as an assistant to the Governor of the Connecticut colony, and then in 1769 he himself became Governor. He held this position for 15 years.

I n 1735 Jonathan Trumbull married a direct descendent of John and Priscilla Alden, and the Pilgrim leader John Robinson. Her name was Faith Robinson. They had six children, one of whom, Jonathan Jr., would also become Governor of Connecticut, and another, named John Trumbull, who would become one of the most famous of all early American painters.

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Trumbull. a dismal failure as a merchant but highly esteemed as a governor, was a life-long resident of Lebanon. Three years after graduating from Harvard in 1727, he was licensed as a Congregational minister, but the ministry was not to be his vocation. By July 1731 he and his brother Joseph (1705-1732) had formed a mercantile partnership. After Joseph was lost at sea, Jonathan became a full-time merchant on his own.

A committed public servant, he faithfully served his town, church, and colony. Always interested in intellectual pursuits, he helped found a library and a private school in Lebanon. In 1733 Lebanon elected him a deputy to the assembly in 1740 the colony chose him for the upper house-the youngest assistant in eighteenth-century Connecticut. Enjoying an extremely active legislative career, he frequently accepted committee assignments and wrote the reports. Never one to be idle, he also was a justice of the peace and quorum a judge of the county, probate, and superior courts and colonel of the Twelfth Regiment. In 1735 he married Faith Robinson (1718-1780) of Duxbury. Massachusetts, with whom he had six children. All four sons,Joseph (1736-1778), Jonathan, Jr., (1740-1809), David (1750-1822), and John (1756-1843), played active roles during the Revolutionary War.

From 1731 to 1749 he operated as an inland merchant, selling to customers in Lebanon and nearby towns goods he purchased in Boston. Probably late in 1749, with Elisha Williams (1694-1755) and Joseph Pitkin (1696-1762), he formed a partnership which soon acquired large debts attempting a direct trade with England. A later firm, founded in 1764 and composed of Trumbull, son Joseph, and Eleazer Fitch (1726-1796), likewise tried but failed to realize a profitable English trade.

A strong opponent of the Stamp Act, Trumbull and other assistants walked out in 1765 when Governor Thomas Fitch took the required oath of support. In 1766 Trumbull was elected deputy governor and in 1769, governor. The only incumbent colonial governor to serve throughout the war, he established a close relationship with General Washington, providing large amounts of food and arms for the Continental army. An indefatigable worker, he converted about 1,200 meetings of the Council of Safety, but much of the burden of running the state fell on him. In 1784 when he retired from public service, being acutely aware of the disunity which had plagued the American cause, he urged his countrymen to establish a much stronger central government.

His efforts helped greatly in making Connecticut the “Provisions State” of the American Revolution as well as a large contributor of men and arms. His strong and effective leadership as governor during the critical years of the Revolution and his remarkable political acumen wrought a significant change in the relative power of the governor and assembly and “entitled him to the first place among patriots.”

For Further Reading Roth. David M. Connecticut’s War Governor, Jonathan Trumbull. Chester, Connecticut, 1974.
Trumbull, Jonathan. Jonathan Trumbull: Governor of Connecticut. 1769-1784. Boston, 1919.

Trumbull, Jonathan - History

John Trumbull, Detail of Jonathan Trumbull, Sr., oil on wood - Yale University Art Gallery

On August 17, 1785, Connecticut’s first governor, Jonathan Trumbull, died. A merchant, judge, and politician, Trumbull held the distinction of serving as the colony’s 28th governor prior to the American Revolution and then serving as the state’s first governor after. Trumbull saw Connecticut through one of its most challenging times his service, and that of his heirs, to the state left a mark on Connecticut and its place in the new nation.

Born in 1710 to a merchant family in Lebanon, Trumbull’s political career began after being elected to the Connecticut General Assembly in 1736. He became deputy governor under William Pitkin in 1766 and then governor upon Pitkin’s death three years later. During his tenure as the colony’s governor, Trumbull was known for keeping an even temperament while mediating disputes and for the way he rallied Connecticut residents to supply provisions for the Continental army during the Revolutionary War.

After the end of the war, Trumbull fell into disfavor with the public. His penchant for raising taxes during the Revolution became a liability after its conclusion, and by 1784, having exhausted his political clout, he was forced to retire. Private life provided little comfort to the former governor, who had lost family members during the war years and who still dealt with tremendous debts acquired during his earlier years as a merchant.

A number of Trumbull’s children went on to have successful careers. His oldest child Jonathan became governor of Connecticut, while youngest son John became a famous painter. The third Trumbull to attain Connecticut’s highest political post, Jonathan’s grandson, Joseph Trumbull, won the gubernatorial election of 1849.

Trumbull War Office

During the American Revolution, the former store and office where Jonathan Trumbull conducted his mercantile business became the headquarters to plan the defense of the colony of Connecticut. Located near the northwest corner of the Hartford-Norwich Highway (Route 207) and West Town St. Jonathan Trumbull served as the Governor of both the colony and the state from 1769 – 1784, a period of 15 years.

Here in the War Office. as it came to be called. Governor Trumbull convened the Council of Safety to deal with the day to day emergencies. Many of the over 1100 meetings of the council were held in this building from 1775 to 1783.

The Governor’s experience in provisioning and his knowledge of supply locations throughout the region served him well when called upon by General Washington for supplies for the Continental Army.

Connecticut became known as the Provision State during this time. State militia units and naval ships were provided with tents. utensils, iron pots. wooden bowls, canteens, clothing,, socks. shoes, handkerchiefs, blankets. flints, powder, salted beef and pork, flour and other necessities.

Military leaders who were known to have met with the Governor and council here in this building were:

  • George Washington
  • Henry Knox
  • Israel Putnam
  • Samuel Parsons
  • Joseph Spencer
  • Jedediah Huntington
  • Marquis de Lafayette
  • Count Rochambeau
  • Marquis de Chastelux
  • Duc de Lauzun

The War Office is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Building has been owned and maintained by the Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American Revolution since 1891.

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Knowlton, an officer highly regarded by Trumbull and Washington

"The gallant and brave Col. Knowlton, who would have been an honor to any country,
having fallen yesterday while gloriously fighting."
- General George Washington, General Orders, September 17, 1776. [9]

The following is an updated version of The Scarlet Standard Historical Series, No. 3, 1997, Lt. Col. Thomas Knowlton, Connecticut's Forgotten Hero. [11]

Lt. Col. Thomas Knowlton, Connecticut's Forgotten Hero

Knowlton before the Revolution, 1740-1775

Thomas Knowlton was born about November 22, 1740 in West Boxford, Massachusetts. [12] When Knowlton was eight years old his father moved the family to Ashford, Connecticut, where they lived on a farm of 400 acres. In 1755 the War with France started (French & Indian War). In 1757 Knowlton first appears as a Private on the muster rolls of Captain John Slapp's 8th Company, Col. Phineas Lyman's First Connecticut Regiment. [13] In Captain Jedediah Fay's 10th Company, Col. Eleazer Fitch's Third Connecticut Regiment along with his brother Daniel from May 1, 1758 to November 20, 1758. [14] In 1759 he's listed as a Sergeant in Major John Slapp's 3rd Company, First Connecticut Regiment. [15] 1760 listed as an Ensign in Major John Slapp's 3rd Company, Maj.-Gen. Phineas Lyman's First Connecticut Regiment. [16] Listed as an Ensign in Captain Robert Durkee's 10th Company, Maj.-Gen. Phineas Lyman's First Connecticut Regiment from April 1, 1761 to December 3, 1761, [17] and listed as a Second Lieutenant in Captain Hugh Ledlie's 10th Company, Col. Phineas Lyman's First Connecticut Regiment from March 15, 1762 to December 10, 1762. [18]

It should be noted to avoid confusion, that there was another Thomas Knowlton, of East Haddam, Connecticut who also served in the French & Indian Wars. [19]

In 1762 Thomas Knowlton participated in the Battle of Havana, Cuba, and was lucky enough to survive and return to Ashford. [20] (Of Israel Putnam's Company of 107 men, only 20 returned home, due mostly to tropical diseases.) On April 5, 1759 Thomas Knowlton married Anna Keyes of Ashford and bought a farm on the present site of the June Norcross Webster Scout Reservation. [21] Knowlton and his wife raised a family of nine children, Frederick his sixteen-year-old son would accompany his father to fight in the American Revolution. Knowlton at the age of 33 was appointed as one of the Selectmen of the town.

I have not been able to find anything (if there is any?) regarding Thomas Knowlton's activity with the Susquehanna Company, Company of Military Adventurers, or the Connecticut Sons of Liberty in 1765 in opposition to the Stamp Act and Connecticut's Stamp Master, Jared Ingersoll. One could assume that he at least played some roll in the Connecticut Sons of Liberty? Knowlton did know, and serve under the principle leaders Israel Putnam, Hugh Ledlie, and John Durkee, before and during the American Revolution.

Knowlton and the American Revolution, 1775-1776

When news of the skirmishes at Lexington and Concord reached Ashford, Thomas Knowlton grabbed his musket and joined his militia company. The Ashford company was part of the Fifth Regiment of Connecticut Militia, along with the town militia companies of Windham, Mansfield, and Coventry (Connecticut organized all its town militia companies into regiments in 1739.). At the time, the Ashford company had no Captain, so the company drew ballots and Thomas Knowlton was unanimously chosen. The Ashford militia company was the "first to enter Massachusetts from a sister colony." [22] At Boston, they were reorganized into the fifth company of General Israel Putnam's Third Connecticut Regiment of 1775. Captain Thomas "Knowlton was the favorite officer of Putnam, and such confidence did the veteran general repose in the accuracy of his judgement, that he invariably consulted him in matters of importance." [23]

The night prior to the Battle of Bunker Hill, June 16, 1775, Captain Thomas Knowlton was in command of a fatigue party of 200 Connecticut men constructing defenses. During the Battle of Bunker Hill, June 17, 1775, he was in command of the Rail Fence which protected the rear of the patriot redoubt on Breed's Hill. When the patriots began their retreat from the redoubt, it was Captain Knowlton and his men who formed the rear guard covering their retreat. [25]

For his bravery, Congress promoted Captain Thomas Knowlton to Major. A wealthy Boston man presented Knowlton with a gold-laced hat, sash, and a golden breastplate. Colonel Arron Burr later in life said of his friend Knowlton, "I had a full account of the Battle from Knowlton's own lips, and I believe if the chief command had been entrusted to him, the issue would have proved more fortunate." Burr also commented on Knowlton's promotion, "It was impossible to promote such a man too rapidly." [26]

In the February 9, 1896 edition of The New York Times, there is an article titled, "Col. Knowlton's Famous Gorget," and in that article there is an illustration of Col. Thomas Knowlton's gorget, owned by one of his descendants. "It was brought to Hartford a few weeks ago to be exhibited, with the two or three valuable relics of the Revolutionary hero, at the time of the dedication of the state memorial which was erected on the Capitol grounds here in honor of Knowlton's memory, . . ." [27]

In 1776, with the reorganization of the American army, Major Thomas Knowlton was assigned to the 20th Continental Regiment under the command of Colonel John Durkee.

On the evening of January 8, 1776, during the Siege of Boston, Knowlton was sent by General George Washington to burn the remaining buildings at the base of Bunker Hill, and to capture the British guard. Major Thomas Knowlton accomplished this mission without losing a man. "having burnt eight houses, and brought with them a sergeant and four privates, of the Tenth Regiment." [28]

Knowlton was a favorite of Washington, "in midsummer Washington made frequent use of Knowlton's unerring military judgement in investigating enemy positions and devising plans for attack." [29]

On June 29, 1776, Knowlton is one of the officers who signed "The most respectful Address of the Officers and Soldiers of the several Regiments in the Second Brigade, stationed in and near the City of New-York:," to General George Washington reaffirming their continued loyalty and support. [30] This address followed an attempted assassination plot against General George Washington, and the execution of Thomas Hickey, a soldier in General George Washington's guards, on June 28, 1776 in New York City for ,"mutiny and sedition, and also of holding a treacherous correspondence with the enemies of said Colonies, . . ." [31]

On July 12, 1776, at a Council of War, General George Washington proposed a plan to attack the enemy on Staten Island. [32] "The General then proposed a Partisan Party, with a view to alarm the enemy and encourage our own Troops, who seem generally desirous that something should be done. Agreed, that Major Knowlton, who is stationed at Bergen, and has reconnoitred the Island, do confer with General Mercer thereon and if they, upon consideration, shall deem such a surprise practicable, and that the retreat of the men can be secured, the General be advised to prosecute it. That this enterprise be accompanied with a cannonade upon the fleet from Bergen-Point, if the distance will admit." [33] But, "Twice they made preparations for crossing the straits, but were prevented, once by tempestuous weather, and once by deficiency of boats." [34]

Head-Quarters, New York, August 12, 1776, Major Knowlton was promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel.

"Lieutenant-Colonel [John] Durkee is appointed Colonel of the [20th Continental] Regiment late Arnold's, and Major [Thomas] Knowlton Lieutenant-Colonel of said Regiment." [35]

"After the American defeat on Long Island, Aug. 27, '76, a small body of select troops was organized for special service along the lines and placed under the command of Lieut.-Col. Thomas Knowlton of Durkee's Conn. Regt. 20th Continental." [36]

In September, Knowlton was put in command of an elite hand picked independent corps which was under the direct command of General George Washington. This unit was called the "Rangers," or "Knowlton's Rangers." Captain Nathan Hale (Connecticut's State Hero) was a member of this unit.

On September 16, 1776 Knowlton's Rangers were scouting in advance of the main army at Harlem Heights, New York, when they stumbled upon the Black Watch. A skirmish began which ended with Knowlton being mortally wounded. [37] Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Knowlton was carried off the field to prevent capture. He was reputed to say, "You see my son, I am mortally wounded you can do me no good go fight for your country." [38] Gen. Washington upon hearing the news stated, "The gallant and brave Col. Knowlton, who would have been an honor to any country, having fallen yesterday while gloriously fighting." [39] Knowlton was buried with military honors in an unmarked grave at 143rd Street and St. Nicholas Avenue. The Rev. Abiel Leonard, Chaplain of Col. Knox's Artillery Regiment and formerly of the 20th Continental Regiment, "officiated at the burial services September 17, 1776 of Col. Thomas Knowlton killed the day before at Harlem Heights, . ." [40] George Washington, in his letter to John Hancock, President of Congress, dated September 18, 1776, states, "Major Leitch I am in hopes will recover, But Colo. Knolton's fall is much to be regretted, as that of a brave & good officer." [41]

Knowlton is described as being, "six feet high, erect and elegant in figure, and formed more for activity than strength, courteous and affable in manners. . . the favorite of superior officers, the idol of his soldiers. . ." [42]

After the death of Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Knowlton, the Rangers were assigned to Fort Washington. "At the surrender of the fort, November 16, 1776, they were captured with the rest of the garrison. Many of these brave men underwent dreadful sufferings, and several perished in British prison ships." [43]

Trumbull, Jonathan - History

By Catherine Ulrich Brakefield

King George III suspected one of his Colonial Governors was willfully disobeying his orders. Could it be the pompous, high-opinionated, and outspoken Englishman, Jonathan Trumbull of Connecticut?

Trumbull cared little about his pocketbook, nor the wealth or comfortable title George III could provide him. There was more to life than simple pleasures. More to a happy existence than prestige or living in a fancy home. So, what did Trumbull seek?

Jonathan Trumbull was born in Lebanon, Connecticut. He built up a business with Britain, and that had probably been his connection in acquiring the job as a colonial governor.

George III made life in the colonies intolerable. Trumbull bit his tongue often, holding back his true feelings about the King of Great Britain. Seeing through his windowpane at the hard-work the people performed only to offer up what little they had to pay George III's taxes yielded a sympathy he had not known.

Jonathan came to the end of his patience one day. The temper tantrums of George III's numerous and intolerable acts and taxes became too much for him to bear. The plight of the colonialists pierced his hardened heart.

When the 1765 Stamp Act slapped a tax on every written document. Boston Pastor Jonathan Mayhew boldly proclaimed from his pulpit:

"The King is as much bound by his oath not to infringe the legal rights of the people, as the people are bound to yield subjection to him. From whence it follows that as soon as the prince sets himself above the law, he loses the King in the tyrant. He does, to all intents and purposes, un-king himself."

What? Un-king himself? What are these colonists thinking? The loyal Britain subject was aghast.

Then came The Townsend Act of 1767. More British troops arrived in Boston during 1768 to enforce the unpopular Act. On March 5, 1768, a Boston mob circled the British sentry and verbally abused him. Eight more soldiers came, and the crowd continued to harass the soldiers and threw things at them.

The soldiers killed five people and wounded others and became known as the Boston massacre.

Still, the Crown-appointed governors stood adamite and loyal to the King. Except for Trumbull. One supporter of the Crown wrote in the Board of Trade in England this:

"If you ask an American, who is his master? He will tell you he has none, nor any governor but Jesus Christ."

The Committees of Correspondence soon passed this up and down the American coast, "No king but King Jesus!"

It became obvious to Trumbull, when his heart, then head resounded the phase, what he desired. It was not George III's wishes he wanted to please, but God and the people he felt a responsibility for.

The 1773 Tea Act, though it was not a new tax, levied to bolster the British East India Company. The trouble was that the colonists, to avoid the Townshend taxes, had smuggled in their tea. Britain wanted their tax. The colonies refused and hench, the Boston Tea Party. So, the British instated the Intolerable Acts.

Jonathan Trumbell explosively set pen to parchment, for it was that same year of 1773, when he wrote with boldness and finality these courageous words:

"It is hard to break connections with our mother country, but when she strives to enslave us, the strictest union must be dissolved… "The Lord reigneth let the earth rejoice let the multitudes of isles be glad thereof—the accomplishment of such noble prophecies is at hand."

With the onset of organizing the Continental Army, one of the first men George Washington went to for advice was Jonathan Trumbull. He was now an ardent patriot and the only prewar colonial governor who backed the patriots.

Trumbull had built a business with Britain, which failed. However, that experience helped him supply the patriots with the needed supplies of food, clothing, munitions, and advice. Trumbull generously gave to the Continental Army without reservation. He became a close confidant and friend of George Washington.

King George III was confident that the mighty nation of Great Britain would have this stupid and ragged bunch of farmers in shackles soon. Jonathan knew what the Continental Militia was up against, was colossal. He knew, too, that for George III, a victory for the Crown was just a matter of time.

By 1775 the Revolutionary War was in full swing. Whenever Washington was pondering a decision, he would say, "We must ask Brother Jonathan about this."

"'The Lord did reigneth let the earth rejoice…' as Jonathan had prophesied. When George Washington became president, whenever he had to put a matter before Congress, he often used the expression, "Let us ask Brother Jonathan."

From this nation who wanted "No king but King Jesus," a new slogan materialized.

The nation itself, represented by Congress, took on the name "Brother Jonathan." The name spread throughout the land. Brother Johnathan portrayed the example of patriotism, generosity and reminded citizens of America's valent and most valuable citizen.

The people of Connecticut remembered how Jonathan Trumbull wagged his fist in the King's face. The ONLY governor to do so. He gave up a padded seat of the King's chosen elite—for the gallows of a patriots' plight. So, what was it that Jonathan Trumbull sought?

Not a high office, nor recognition. He was happy to give President George Washington advice but wanted no credit, and no recognition that he did so.

Because—he was the everyday person you may meet on the streets the storekeeper, the preacher, the grandfather, the housewife needing assistance with her burdens. Be it minuteman, sailor, farmer with a pitchfork, sentinel perched in a tree, a messager fleeing from the British's swift horses, or a boy defending his home. Jonathan Trumbull was a brother to all.

The Lutheran Witness, dated 1893, states, "Brother Jonathan and Uncle Sam were different names for the same person.

"When we meet him in politics, we call him Uncle Sam when we meet him in society, we call him Brother Jonathan…"

Some editorial cartoons and posters depict the characteristics of "Brother Jonathan" as brass, outspoken, and tactless. Nothing more than a loudmouthed bigot, the worst type of citizen.

People who knew him during the 1700s labeled “Brother Jonathan," caring, compassionate, honest clever, bold, and courageous—a true American patriot and a subject to "King Jesus."

Does this depiction of "Brother Jonathan" remind you of the clerk in the grocery store, a son, daughter, or maybe a president?

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County Information
Founded July 10, 1800
County Seat: Warren

Trumbull County Courthouse
160 High St. NW
Warren, OH 44481
(330) 675-2557

The county was named for Jonathan Trumbull, Governor of Connecticut, who once owned the land in this region.
Its county seat is Warren.

Cortland * Girard * Hubbard * Newton Falls * Niles * Warren * Youngstown

Lordstown * McDonald * Orangeville * West Farmington * Yankee Lake

Bolindale * Brookfield Center * Champion Heights * Churchill * Hilltop * Howland Center
Leavittsburg * Maplewood Park * Masury * Mineral Ridge * South Canal * Vienna Center
West Hill

Other Communities
Bristolville * Burghill * Center of the World * Farmdale * Fowler * Hartford *
Kinsman * North Bloomfield * Southington

Bazetta * Bloomfield * Braceville * Bristol * Brookfield * Champion * Farmington
Fowler * Greene * Gustavus * Hartford * Howland * Hubbard * Johnston * Kinsman
Liberty * Mecca * Mesopotamia * Newton * Southington * Vernon * Vienna
Warren * Weathersfield

Letter to Jonathan Trumbull, Jr.

Your obliging Letter of the 15th. of Novembr. did not reach me until some days after we had taken possession of the city of New York. The scene that followed, of festivity, congratulation, addresses and resignation, must be my apology for not replying to it sooner.

I sincerely thank you for the copy of the address of Govr. Trumbull to the Genl. Assembly and free Men of your State the sentiments contained in it are such as would do honor to a patriot of any age or Nation at least, they are too coincident with my own, not to meet with my warmest approbation. Be so good as to present my most cordial respects to the Governor and let him know that it is my wish, the mutual friendship and esteem which have been planted and fostered in the tumult of public life, may not wither and die in the serenity of retirement: tell him we shou’d rather amuse our evening hours of Life in cultivating the tender plants, and bringing them to perfection, before they are transplanted to a happier clime.

Notwithstanding the jealous and contracted temper which seems to prevail in some of the States, yet I cannot but hope and believe that the good sense of the people will ultimately get the better of their prejudices and that order and sound policy, tho’ they do not come so soon as one wou’d wish, will be produced from the present unsettled and deranged state of public affairs. Indeed I am happy to observe that the political disposition is actually meliorating every day several of the States have manifested an inclination to invest Congress with more ample powers most of the Legislatures appear disposed to do perfect justice and the Assembly of this Commonwealth have just complied with the requisitions of Congress, and I am informed without a dissentient voice. Every thing My Dear Trumbull will come right at last, as we have often prophesied my only fear is that we shall lose a little reputation first.

After having passed with as much prosperity as could be expected, through the career of public Life, I have now reached the goal of domestic enjoyment in which state, I assure you I find your good wishes most acceptable to me. The family at Mount Vernon joins in the same compliments and cordiality, with which I am, &c.

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