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EVERETT, David, journalist, born in Princeton, Massachusetts, 29 March 1770" died in Marietta, Ohio, 21 December 1813. He was graduated at Dartmouth in 1795. While teaching a grammar school at North Ipswich he wrote the well known juvenile recitation, beginning, " You'd scarce expect one of my age To speak in public on the stage." He studied law in Boston, and wrote for Russell's "Gazette" and Dennie's " Farmer's Museum." He contributed to a literary paper, the " Nightingale," in 1796. He removed to Amherst in 1802, where he practiced law. Returning to Boston in 1807, in 1809 he edited the " Boston Patriot," and in 1812 the " Pilot." He wrote a series of papers on the Apocalypse, which were published in a pamphlet. He left Boston in 1813 for Marietta, Ohio, for the purpose of establishing a newspaper, but death interrupted his plans. He was the author of "Common Sense in Dishabille" and "Farmer's Monitor" (1799);" The Rights and Duties of Nations," an essay; "Junius Americanus," in the " Boston Gazette," in defense of John Adams; and "Darenzel, or the Persian Patriot," a tragedy, which was brought out in Boston (Boston, 1800).
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