Selah B. Treat
Penn Yan, NY
In 1831, Treat moved his family to Penn Yan, NY where he briefly became a partner of H. Welles. Two years later, Treat left his legal practice to become a minister. After his graduation from Andover Theological Seminary, he became pastor at the Third Presbyterian Church of Newark, NJ.
In 1840, Treat also worked as the co-editor of Biblical Repository and American Eclectic. He returned to the minstry in 1842 and moved to Boston the following year. Treat then took charge of The Missionary Herald from 1843 to 1856.
He married Abigail Peters and they had seven children.
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.
Elizabeth Wolcott, Litchfield to John P. Jackson, Newark, Alice Wolcott Collection 2 Oct 1825, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, Litchfield Historical Society
Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1848.
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