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John Dickinson (1732–1808)

Dickinson, John. An early American political writer and statesman. He was born in Maryland, Nov. 13, 1732, and died at Wilmington, DE, Feb. 14, 1808. He wrote a series of State papers—‘Address to the Inhabitants of Quebec’; ‘Petitions to the King’; ‘Address to the Armies’—that had great influence in their day. He was the author of ‘Letters from a Pennsylvania Farmer to the Inhabitants of the Colonies’ (1767), and ‘Essay on Constitutional Power of Great Britain over the American Colonies’ (1774). Dickinson College at Carlisle, PA, was named in his honor.