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JENKINS, John Stilwell, author, born in Albany, New York, 15 February, 1818; died in Weedsport, New York, 20 September, 1852. After passing two years at Hamilton college he studied law, and began to practise in Weedsport, New York, in 1842, also editing the "Cayuga Times." Among his publications are "Generals of the Last War with Great Britain " (Auburn, 1841); an abridgment of Hammond's "History of New York" (New York, 1846); "Alice Howard" (Philadelphia, 1846); "Life of Silas Wright" (New York, 1847); "History of the Mexican War" (1848); "Narrative of the Exploring Expedition commanded by Captain Charles Wilkes, 1838-'42" (1849); "Lives of the Governors of New York" (1851); "Heroines of History" (1853); and " Lives of Jackson, Polk, and Calhoun" (1855).
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