A Poem on Industry. Addressed to the Citizens of the United States of America.

Publisher: Philadelphia: Printed for Mathew Carey, 1794.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: Evans 27145; Sabin 33813; Stoddard & Whitesell 476.
Condition: Some light foxing; fine copy.
Book ID: 23126


8vo, disbound, 22 pages + 1 leaf of publisher’s ads.


One of several poems by Humphreys (1752-1818), a founding member of the Hartford Wits, promoting America and advocating to its citizens a positive message for advancement of the new nation. Humphreys was a colonel in the Revolutionary War and served as Washington’s aide-de-camp, and later in numerous foreign posts for the young government.

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