Trumbull, Benjamin. A Complete History of Connecticut, Civil & Ecclesiastical
Trumbull, Benjamin. A Complete History of Connecticut, Civil & Ecclesiastical
Trumbull, Benjamin. A Complete History of Connecticut, Civil & Ecclesiastical

Trumbull, Benjamin. A Complete History of Connecticut, Civil & Ecclesiastical

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Trumbull, Benjamin. A Complete History of Connecticut, Civil and Ecclesiastical; From the Emigration of its First Planters, from England, in the Year 1630, to the Year 1764; and to the Close of the Indian Wars. New London: H. D. Utley, 1898.

Two volume set in gold cloth, 6 x 9 1/2 inches, xvii., 495, (x.), 475 clean and unmarked pp. Signature of former owner on the ffeps, stamped "cancelled" on the top page edges, no other markings. A little bumped at the corners. Very good. Hardcover.  [3753] 

An unaltered reprint of the two volume edition of 1818, with the addition of footnotes and a valuable index. First published in 1797-8, this remains the key history of the colony of Connecticut.

"Every page of the work bears the marks of patient inquiry and candid examination. This is a most powerful recommendation of it to public notice, and the reader, not conversant with the annals of New England, must be surprised to find the history of so small a people, so fertile in remarkable events and striking incidents, as is in this unassuming narrative." - The North American Review, Dec. 1818.

Howes T366. Roberts, Revival Literature no. 5453: "Excellent background material on the Great Awakening in Connecticut." It is no. 7157 in Roberts, Whitefield in Print.

Benjamin Trumbull, D.D. (1735-1820), born in Hebron, Conn.; graduated at Yale College in 1759; teacher at Dr. Wheelock’s Indian Charity School; ordained pastor of the (Trinitarian) Congregational church in New Haven in 1760, where he continued until his death in 1820. Dr. Trumbull served as a chaplain during the American Revolution and took an active part, bearing a musket during the battle of White Plains in 1776. “On that occasion, and on other occasions of the same kind, he was seen to load and fire with coolness and courage, as my father distinctly observed…He felt intensely the responsibilities of his duties as a minister of Christ. His published sermons and occasional discussions of important subjects, and especially his work on the Evidences of Christianity, give a fair exhibition of the character of his mind, which was always intensely excited, when the welfare of his fellow men, and especially their eternal salvation, was his theme…His high reputation as a historian, a patriot, and a Divine, always drew an audience; but his lugubrious manner sometimes drew forth a smile from the light-minded man of the world, and he was fully appreciated only by the wise and the good.” – Benjamin Silliman, in Sprague’s Annals.