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Excerpt from Colonial Pioneers: Governor Bradford, William Brewster, Thomas Hutchinson, Lord Baltimore, Peter Stuyvesant, William Johnson, James Logan, Captain Kidd, Rev. Samuel Parris, Capt. Henry HudsonJames Parton was born in Canterbury, England,MoreExcerpt from Colonial Pioneers: Governor Bradford, William Brewster, Thomas Hutchinson, Lord Baltimore, Peter Stuyvesant, William Johnson, James Logan, Captain Kidd, Rev. Samuel Parris, Capt. Henry HudsonJames Parton was born in Canterbury, England, February 9, 1822. When five years old he was brought to America and given an education in the schools of New York City, and at White Plains, N.Y. Subsequently he engaged in teaching in Philadelphia and New York City, and for three years was a contributor to the Home Journal. Since that time, he has devoted his life to literary labors, contributing many articles to periodicals and publishing books on biographical subjects. While employed on the Home Journal it occurred to him that an interesting story could be made out of the life of Horace Greeley, and he mentioned the idea to a New York publisher. Receiving the needed encouragement, Mr. Parton set about collecting material from Greeleys former neighbors in Vermont and New Hampshire, and in 1855 produced the Life of Horace Greeley, which he afterwards extended and completed in 1885. This venture was so profitable that he was encouraged to devote himself to authorship. In 1856 he brought out a collection of Humorous Poetry of the English Language from Chaucer to Saxe. Following this appeared in 1857 the Life of Aaron Burr, prepared from original sources and intended to redeem Burrs reputation from the charges that attached to his memory. In writing the Life of Andrew Jackson he also had access to original and unpublished documents. This work was published in three volumes in 1859-60.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.