Hartford Wits

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Hartford Wits:

see Connecticut WitsConnecticut Wits
or Hartford Wits,
an informal association of Yale students and rectors formed in the late 18th cent. At first they were devoted to the modernization of the Yale curriculum and declaring the independence of American letters.
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Barlow also joined a group of writers, the Hartford Wits, who Hill describes as like-minded law-and-order satirists that supported a stronger central government to defend against the political unrest brought on by the sharp economic depression of the mid-1780s.

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