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Stuart, James 1776-1849 Traveller; born in Dunearn, Scotland, in 1776; killed the son of Sir Alexander Boswell, Dr. Johnson's biographer, in a duel and then came to the United States, through which he travelled in 1828-30. He was the author of Three years in North America, a book which was severely criticised by English paper28-30. He was the author of Three years in North America, a book which was severely criticised by English papers antagonistic to republican institutions. This criticism elicited a reply from Stuart in a volume entitled A refutation of aspersions on Stuart's Three years in North America. He died in London, England, Nov. 3, 1849.28-30. He was the author of Three years in North America, a book which was severely criticised by English papers antagonistic to republican institutions. This criticism elicited a reply from Stuart in a volume entitled A refutation of aspersions on Stuart's Three years in North America. He died in London, England, Nov. 3, 1849.