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Stanton, Henry Brewster 1805-1887

Journalist; born in Griswold, Conn., June 29, 1805; settled in Rochester, N. Y., in 1826, and became a writer for The Monroe Telegraph; was a strong abolitionist. In 1834, while speaking at the anniversary celebration of the American Anti-slavery Society in New York, he encountered the, first of numerous mobs that he met in his tour through the country. He married Elizabeth Cady in 1840, and with her travelled in England and France, where they worked for the relief of the slaves. Returning to the United States, he was admitted to the bar, and practised in Boston. In 1847 he settled in Seneca Falls, N. Y., which he represented in the State Senate. In 1868-87 he was an editor on the New York Sun. He was the author of Sketches of reforms and Reformers in Great Britain and Ireland; and Random recollections. He died in New York City, Jan. 4, 1887.

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