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David Everett was born in Princeton, Massachusetts, a second cousin of Edward Everett. He graduated from the Academy at New Ipswich, New Hampshire and taught grammar school there. He attended Dartmouth College and graduated in 1795, at the head of his class. He read law, was admitted to the bar, and took up the practice of law in Boston. He married in 1799 and in 1802 moved to Amherst, New Hampshire where he practiced law until 1807 when he returned to Boston. In 1809 he founded the Boston Patriot. He served as clear of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1810 to 1812, and in 1811 was the register of probate for Suffolk County, Massachusetts. In 1812 he became the editor of the Pilot.
After contracting tuberculosis, he sought out the milder climate of Marietta, Ohio where he founded the American Friend, but died within a few short months.
Everett wrote essays on various subjects, as well as plays and poems.
[Source: Stanley Kunitz (ed.), American Authors, 1600-1900; A Biographical Dictionary of American Literature (New York: H.W. Wilson Company, 1964)(1938)] [Everett's birth is reported to have been 1769 by Bella Chapin (ed.), The Poets of New Hampshire 16 (Claremont, New Hampshire: Charles H. Adams, Publisher, 1883)][online text]
David Everett, Common Sense in Dishabille: or, The Farmer's Monitor. Containing a variety of familiar essays, on subjects moral & economical. To which is added a perpetual calendar, or economical almanack (Worcester, Massachusetts: I. Thomas, 1799)