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From various newspapers come these items relating to Thomas Dunn English, the famous poet who once lived in Logan County, (West) Virginia:

The Columbian Fountain (Washington, DC), 19 September 1846

Thomas Dunn English is to be the Democratic candidate for Congress in the fifth district, New York.


New York (NY) Daily Tribune, 27 December 1850

Doctor Thomas Dunn English will lecture concerning Hungarian matters on Sunday the 22d inst. and Lucretia Mott concerning Woman’s Rights upon the 29th of December, Sabbath evening.


Daily Dispatch (Richmond, VA), 29 July 1853

Dr. Thomas Dunn English is engaged in making geological exploration for some New York capitalists in Western Virginia.


Richmond (VA) Enquirer, 6 March 1855

We have seen the proof-sheets of a selection of the poems of Thomas Dunn English, the author of “Ben Bolt.” The same author is collating and arranging materials for an illustrated history of South-western Virginia.


Nashville (TN) Union and American via Richmond (VA) Enquirer, 6 September 1861

THOMAS DUNN ENGLISH MOBBED.–This gentleman was mobbed in Bergen county, New Jersey, on Friday, while on his way to speak at a peace meeting. He was severely maltreated by the Abolitionists, and, though he fought his way boldly, was with difficulty saved from assassination by the sheriff of the county. Dr. English resided in Logan county, Va., for several years. He represented Logan county in the legislature several years ago, and last year he delivered the poem at the commencement of William and Mary College. He is a genial poet and eloquent speaker. Since 1855 he has resided in New Jersey.