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The Peopling of New Connecticut
From the Land of Steady Habits to the Western Reserve
Richard Jr. Buel, Jr., ed.

The Acorn Club



Contents

• Acknowledgments
• Introduction: Connecticut Emigration 1750-1830
• A PEOPLE IN MOTION
• #1 Late eighteenth-century newspaper observations about emigration
• “Civis,” from the Litchfield Monitor, September 18, 1793
• “Communication,” in Connecticut Journal, March 19, 1795
• “Whitestown, N.Y.,” in Norwich Packet, June 5, 1795
• #2 James Kirke Paulding, Letters from the South…(1817)
• WELLSPRINGS OF CONNECTICUT EMIGRATION
• #3 “Observer” from Connecticut Courant in New England Palladium, January 3, 1817
• #4 “To James Hillhouse,” in Hartford Times, March 25, 1817
• #5 “Causes of Emigration,” Boston Independent Chronicle and Patriot, September 13, 1817
• #6 A.B. Johnson, “Thoughts on Population,” New-York Literary Journal, September 15, 1820
• #7 Samuel Goodrich, Peter Parley’s Own Story (1864)
• THE PROCESS OF TRANSPLANTING NEW ENGLAND SOCIETY
• Planning a new settlement
• Public authorization and its consequences:
• #8 “The Querist, III,” Connecticut Courant, March 23, 1795
• #9 Resolutions of the General Assembly for selling the western lands, May 30, 1795
• #10“Plain Man,” in Connecticut Courant, March 31, 1797
• Connecticut Land Co
• #11 Letter from a Gentleman…in New Connecticut, July 5, in Connecticut Courant, August 22, 1796
• #12 Milton Holley’s Journal about running the line between Pennsylvania and the Western Reserve, July 7-23, 1796
• #13 Seth Pease, Journal of Seth Pease 1797
• Promotional Descriptions of the Land
• #14 Commodifying Land
• Uriel Holmes in Carlisle [Pa] Gazette, March 1798, Lands of New-Connecticut [Evans #33565]
• #15 Letter from a gentleman in Ohio, October 13, 1804 in Connecticut Courant, January 2, 1805
• #16 James Tongue, A Letter…giving a short Account of the Country (1807)
• #17 “New Connecticut,” in Connecticut Herald, December 5, 1815 reprinted in the Times, April 8,1817
• The Experience of Removal
• #18 Joseph Badger, Diary (1802)
• #19Margaret Dwight, A Journey to Ohio (1810)
• #20 Joel Baker, A Sermon occasioned by the Expected Removal of a number of Families (1811)
• CONSEQUENCES OF EMIGRATION
• Demographic impact
• #21 Analysis of Census of 1800 in Salem Register, October 24, 1803
• #22 John Melish, Travels through the United States (1812), II, 294-96
• Economic impact
• #23 “Calculator” in Albany Gazette, September 30, 1803
• #24 John L. Tomlinson, “Discourse on Agriculture,” Connecticut Journal, March 24, 1818
• Social and Political impact
• #25 The Wasp July 17, 1802
• #26 “To the Republicans,” in Bridgeport Herald, April 3, 1816
• #27 Oliver Wolcott, Speech to the Legislature, in Connecticut Courant, May 20, 1817
• RESPONSES
• Domestic remedies
• #28 David Humphreys, A Discourse on the Agriculture of the State of Connecticut (1816)
• #29 Oliver Wolcott, Jr., “Taxation”, in Republican Farmer, Bridgeport, June 16, 1819
• Anti-emigration sentiment
• #30 “The Brief Remarker,” in Connecticut Courant, January 14, 1817
• #31 “A Connecticut Farmer,” in Connecticut Journal, July 29, 1817
• #32 William H. Hand, “’Tother Side of Ohio (1818)
• #33 “Emigration­Hard Times,” in Connecticut Mirror, July 26, 1819
• Response to Anti-immigration Sentiment
• Political Responses
• #34 “Horrors of a Revolution,” in The Times, April 8,1817
• #35 “Emigration” in New-York Columbian, October 13, 1819
• Attempts to transmit Connecticut’s Culture
• #36 Legislative acts and resolutions pertaining to Western Missions (1792, 1798, 1802)
• #37 Thomas Robbins, Diary (1804)
• #38 Timothy Dwight et al., An Address to the Emigrants from Connecticut (1817)
• MEASURES OF SUCCESS AND FAILURE
• #39 John Melish, Travels through the United States (1812), II, 257-297 passim
• #40 John F. Schermerhorn & Samuel J. Mills, A Correct View (1814)
• #41 “Revival of Religion in Trumbull Co,” in Christian Watchman, Nov. 11, 1820
• #42 Zerah Hawley, Journal of a Tour (1822)
• #43 D. Griffiths, Two Years’ Residence in Ohio (1835)
• Current members of the Acorn
• Club

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