Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Adams, Charles

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ADAMS, Charles, lawyer, b. in Arlington, Vt., 12 March, 1785; d. in Burlington, 13 Feb., 1861. He prepared himself for college by the light of his father's forge, and was a member of the first class that was graduated from the university of Vermont in 1804. He became a prominent lawyer, and was a constant contributor to newspapers on political questions. He was the friend and adviser of Gen. Wool during the Canadian difficulties of 1838, and wrote a history of the events connected with that rebellion under the title of "The Patriot War." The work appeared in parts in the local press, but was never issued in book form.