Rutgers College and the American Revolution

Rutgers College and the American Revolution: Social Connections


Rutgers and the American Revolution: Social Connections

Few of the Bogart letters miss the opportunity to express the friendship that exist between the correspondents. Some seem to predominantly provide the recipient with the knowledge that they are in the others thoughts. The eloquence that is displayed by the style of literature in some, speak to the writer's ability with words. One particular correspondent, Simeon DeWitt, seems to consciously try to make the letters into proseOpens in a new window.

Reminiscences of times spent in school with each other and banter about studies is also predominant in the Bogart letters. David Annon relates his memories of smoking a pipeOpens in a new window with his friends. Other letters mention the Polemical SocietyOpens in a new window and the Athenian SocietyOpens in a new window to which they belonged as students.

Some unusual terms are used in the Bogart Letters. One term, "shin-curtainsOpens in a new window", which that had not previously been known to be used elsewhere, occurs in Letter XXIXOpens in a new window.

One letter was left incompletely transcribed by the writer of "The Bogart Letters" as " the larger part of this letter is omitted in the printing, its language being very frank concerning social offences especially characteristic of the time and place in the view of the writerOpens in a new window.

The rest of the above letter is now transcribed.