He then moved to Mississippi, but after spending a year practicing law in Columbus with his brother Howard Brooks Abbott, he returned to Maine in 1840 and settled in Belfast. After resettling he served as the editor of the People's Advocate of Belfast in 1844. Abbott also served as a United States Representative in Congress from 1857 to 1859 and then as Mayor of Belfast, Maine from 1865 to 1866. He continued his ...
Records for the schools were sporadic, especially in the formative years of both institutions. If instructors kept comprehensive records for the Litchfield Female Academy or the Litchfield Law School, they do not survive. Researchers and staff have identified students through letters, diaries, family histories and genealogies, and town histories as well as catalogues of students printed in various years. Art and needlework have provided further identification of Female Academy Students, and Litchfield County Bar records document a number of Law School students. The history of both schools and the identification of the students who attended them owe credit to the early 20th century research and documentation efforts of Emily Noyes Vanderpoel and Samuel Fisher, and the late 20th century research and documentation efforts of Lynne Templeton Brickley and the Litchfield Historical Society staff.
Abbott, Lemuel Abijah. Descendants of George Abbott, of Rowley, Mass, vol. I. Published by Compiler, 1906.
Williamson, Joseph. History of the City of Belfast In the State of Maine, Vol. I. Portland: Loring, Short, and Harmon, 1877.
Little, George Thomas, Genealogical and Family History of the State of Maine, Lewis Historical Publishing Company, New York, 1909.
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