The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Fessenden, Thomas Green

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FESSENDEN, Thomas Green, American author: b. Walpole, N. H., 22 April 1771; d. Boston, 11 Nov. 1837. He was graduated from Dartmouth College in 1796. He went to London in 1801, and while there published anonymously a satirical poem, ‘Terrible Tractoration’ (1803). He returned to the United States; did literary work in New York; went to Boston and founded the ‘New England Farmer’ (1822). Some of his publications were ‘The American Clerk's Companion’ (1815); ‘The Ladies' Monitor’ (1818); and ‘Laws of Patents for New Inventions’ (1822).