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[Archive of] Letters from Rev. Sebastian Columbus Cabot, to His Brother, Abel Cabot
1849. Very good collection overall, some staining and finger soiling throughout. with scattered tearing, only affecting a limited amount of text one two or three letters.. 27 pp. Various sizes. Nineteen autograph letters on seventeen sheets, and one promissory note. Fifteen letters from Sebastian to his brother, Abel, (most before 1798 while Sebastian was at Dartmouth), two to his niece, Fanny, two from his daughter Mary to Abel and to Fanny, and one from his son, Elbridge, to Abel, all originally folded into packets and addressed; early ones with remnants of seals, later ones with postmarks.Sebastian Columbus Cabot (Thompson Ct, 1769-, Enfield, Mass., 1853), the great grandson of George Cabot (1678-1717), studied divinity with Rev. John Smith, 1773 at Hanover, was a 1797 graduate of Dartmouth, preceptor at Moor's 1798-1800, appointed pastor at Pelham (now Prescott, Mass, 1807) but dismissed for ill health shortly thereafter, became a teacher, and settled in Enfield. He was the older brother of Abel (1783-1848), who appeared to remain a farmer, a prosperous one at that, all his life, in Chelsea, Vt. As the older brother, he gives Abel advice: "I could make it convenient to write everyday, it would give me much pleasure, but as our different pursuits require a separation, I shall feel myself happy to contribute to your entertainment and instruction in these silent accents, though it be but once a month or year. It affords me exquisite satisfaction to hear of your steadiness and attention to business ; and that your moral conduct merits the esteem and approbation of the wis … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Kaaterskill Books [US]

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