David Humphreys

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Born: 10 July 1752, Derby, Connecticut

Died: 21 February 1818, New Haven, Connecticut

David Humphreys was an American Revolutionary War colonel and aide de camp to George Washington, American minister to Portugal and then to Spain, entrepreneur who brought Merino sheep to America and member of the Connecticut state legislature. A poet and author, he was one of the "Hartford Wits."

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