y, he took refuge at first with a printer named Bennett, who had some
Thomas H. Bennett. time previously printed a translation of Cicero's Orations in Mr. Allen's office, and who was now printing the Massachusetts Weekly Journal, of which David Lee Child
A graduate of Harvard College, in the class of 1817; an able lawyer and an active politician, when induced to undertake the publication of the Journal as a Whig paper.
After the failure of that enterprise, he did not long continue in practice at the bar. He was a forcible and prolific writer, and a man of undaunted courage.
Mr. Child was married in 1828 to Miss Lydia Maria Francis.
(See Letters of L. Maria Child, p. VIII.
Boston, 1883.) was the editor.
Bennett kept a boarding-house in Scott Court, leading from Union Street, and kindly allowed his young friend to remain with him until he could obtain work and the means to pay his board,—no easy matter at first, for business was dull and many were out of employment.