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. Dated 28 April (
, Adams Papers
). John Trumbull, the Connecticut poet and lawyer, had studied with
in 1773–1774. He published the first part of his widely popular poem McFingal
in 1775. Consisting of four cantos in Hudibrastic verse, it described the blunders
of British leaders during the Revolution (Victor E. Gimmestad, John Trumbull,