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Amos Andrew Parker
"Mr. Parker was born in Fitzwilliam in 1792. In 1813 he graduated at the University of Vermont in Burlington. He became a lawyer in Epping; went to Concord in 1823, and was for a few years editor of the N.H. Statesman; practised law from 1826 to 1836 in New Market, when he returned to his native town, where, besides his professional business, he engaged in other pursuits. He has served in the Legislature during thirteen sessions. He has been author of several books, among which are: 'A Trip to the West and Texas,' of which forty thousand copies were sold; 'Poems at Fourscore'; and 'Recollections of General Lafayette's Visit, and Sketch of His Life.' And now, at the age of fourscore years and ten, he is enjoying a serene old age at Glastonbury, Conn., having thus far lived a strictly temperate life. His poems were either written early or late in life."
[Bela Chapin (ed.), The Poets of New Hampshire 51 (Claremont, New Hampshire: Charles H. Adams, Publisher, 1883)] [online text] [Other sources place Parker's birth in 1793]
A.A. Parker, Poems at Fourscore (Claremont, New Hampshire: Claremont Manufacturing Co., 1875)(Keene, New Hampshire: Sentinel Printing Company, 1877)
A.A. Parker, Trip to the West and Texas comprising a journey of eight thousand miles, through New-York, Michigan, Illinois, Missouri, Louisiana and Texas, in the autumn and winter of 1834-5, interspersed with anecdotes, incidents and observations (Concord, New Hampshire: White & Fisher, 1835)(New York: Arno Press, 1973)