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Titus Hosmer


Titus Hosmer was one of the foremost scholars, lawyers, and statesmen of his day. He was born in West Hartford, Connecticut. Being educated to the law, he soon acquired distinction and influence. he was elected a member of the council of state and of the national Congress, and then appointed a judge of the maritime court of appeals for the United States. He was the patron of Joel Barlow, the poet, whom he encouraged to publish the "Vision of Columbus." Mr. Hosmer died in middle life, in the full maturity of his powers~ shortly after he had seen the independence of his country established.

Source: Marshall, James V.. The United States Manual of Biography and History. Philadelphia: James B. Smith & Co., 1856. Page 137. (Some minor spelling changes may have been made.)


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