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Joel Barlow (March 24, 1754-December 24, 1812), American poet and politician, born in Redding, Fairfield County, Connecticut. He briefly attended Dartmouth College before graduating from Yale University in 1778, where he was also a post-graduate student for two years. From September 1780 until the close of the revolutionary war was chaplain in a Massachusetts brigade. He then, in 1783, moved to Hartford, Connecticut, established there in July 1784 a weekly paper, the American Mercury, with which he was connected for a year, and in 1786 was admitted to the bar. March 24 is the 83rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (84th in Leap years). ... 1754 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... December 24 is the 358th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (359th in leap years). ... 1812 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... A poet is some one who writes poetry. ... A politician is an individual involved in politics to the extent of holding or running for public office. ... Redding is a town located in Fairfield County, Connecticut. ... Fairfield County is located in the southwestern corner of the state of Connecticut. ... Official language(s) English Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport Area  Ranked 48th  - Total 5,549 sq. ... Dartmouth College is a private academic institution in Hanover, New Hampshire, in the United States. ... Yale redirects here. ... 1778 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1780 was a leap year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Nickname: The Insurance Capital of the World, New Englands Rising Star Official website: www. ... 1784 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... The American Mercury was a periodical first published in 1924 and edited by the noted drama critic George Jean Nathan and the journalistic gadfly Henry Louis Mencken. ... 1786 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...

At Hartford he was a member of a group of young writers including Lemuel Hopkins, David Humphreys, and John Trumbull, known in American literary history as the "Hartford Wits". He contributed to the Anarchiad, a series of satirico-political papers, and in 1787 published a long and ambitious poem, The Vision of Columbus, which gave him a considerable literary reputation and was once much read. David Humphreys may be: David Humphreys (soldier) American soldier David Humphreys (rugby player) Irish rugby player This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... John Trumbull, 1756–1843 John Trumbull (June 6, 1756 – November 10, 1843) was a famous American artist from the time of the American Revolutionary War. ... The Hartford Wits (also called the Connecticut Wits) were a group of American writers centered around Yale University and flourished in the 1780s and 1790s. ... 1787 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...

In 1788 he went to France as the agent of the Scioto Land Company, his object being to sell lands and enlist immigrants. He seems to have been ignorant of the fraudulent character of the company, which failed disastrously in 1790. He had previously, however, induced the company of Frenchmen, who ultimately founded Gallipolis, Ohio, to emigrate to America. In Paris he became a liberal in religion and an advanced republican in politics. He remained abroad for several years, spending much of his time in London; was a member of the "London Society for Constitutional Information"; published various radical essays, including a volume entitled Advice to the Privileged Orders (1792), which was proscribed by the British government; and was made a citizen of France in 1792. 1788 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... The Scioto Company was a French institution which granted worthless deeds in the Ohio Country (later Northwest Territory and then Ohio) to French colonists. ... 1790 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Gallipolis is a city located in Gallia County, Ohio, and the county seat of that countyGR6. ... The Eiffel Tower, the international symbol of the city For other uses, see Paris (disambiguation). ... 1792 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...

He was American consul at Algiers in 1795-1797, securing the release of American prisoners held for ransom, and negotiating a treaty with Tripoli (1796). He returned to America in 1805,and lived at his home, Kalorama in what is now the city of Washington, D.C., until 1811, when he became American plenipotentiary to France, charged with negotiating a commercial treaty with Napoleon, and with securing the restitution of confiscated American property or indemnity therefor. He was summoned for an interview with Napoleon at Wilna, but failed to see the emperor there; became involved in the retreat of the French army; and, overcome by exposure, died at the Polish village of Zarnowiec. Map of Algeria showing Algiers province Algiers (French Alger, (Arabic: ولاية الجزائر) El-Jazair, The Islands) is the capital and largest city of Algeria in North Africa. ... 1795 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1797 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Tripoli Tripoli (population 1. ... 1796 was a leap year starting on Friday. ... 1805 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Kalorama, sometimes referred to as Kalorama Heights, is a neighborhood in North West Washington, D.C., and is often associated as a component the citys embassy row area. ... Nickname: the District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Official website: http://www. ... Joyce Rollins is a lesbian. ... The term plenipotentiary (from the Latin, plenus + potens, full + power) refers to, as a noun, a person who has, or as an adjective that confers, full powers. ... For other uses, see Napoleon (disambiguation). ... Vilnius Old Town Vilnius (sometimes Vilna; Polish Wilno, Belarusian Вільня, Russian Вильнюс, see also Cities alternative names) is the capital city of Lithuania. ... The title given to this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ...

In 1807 he had published in a sumptuous volume the Columbiad, an enlarged edition of his Vision of Columbus, more pompous even than the original; but, though it added to his reputation in some quarters, on the whole it was not well received, and it has subsequently been much ridiculed. The poem for which he is now best known is his mock heroic Hasty Pudding (1793). Besides the writings mentioned above, he published Conspiracy of Kings, a Poem addressed to the Inhabitants of Europe from another Quarter of the Globe (1792); View of the Public Debt, Receipts and Expenditure of the United States (1800); and the Political Writings of Joel Barlow (2nd ed., 1796). 1807 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1793 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1792 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1800 (MDCCC) was an common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...

This article incorporates text from the Encyclop√¶dia Britannica Eleventh Edition, a publication now in the public domain. Project Gutenberg (often abbreviated as PG) is a volunteer effort to digitize, archive, and distribute cultural works. ... Encyclopædia Britannica, the 11th edition The Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition (1910–1911) is perhaps the most famous edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica. ... The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ...

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Joel Barlow was born in 1754 and raised in Redding, Connecticut.
Barlow was in Paris during the fall of the Bastille on July 14, 1789.
Joel Barlow was mourned widely in France, but back home, President Madison was more distressed by the loss of the treaty than of the man. Perhaps this diplomat, patriot, and man of letters had stayed away for too long.
§14. Joel Barlow. IX. The Beginnings of Verse, 1610–1808. Vol. 15. Colonial and Revolutionary Literature; ... (857 words)
Barlow later went to France as agent of the notorious Scioto Land Company, apparently in ignorance of its fraudulent character.
Barlow rendered valuable service to his native land in 1795, when he went to Algiers and secured the release of American prisoners; and again in 1798 when he helped to avert war between France and America.
Barlow was misled by his temporary success into the fatal error of expanding the 4700 lines into the 8350 lines of The Columbiad.
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