Nathan Hale: Yale 1773 :: Curator: Richard E. Mooney mssa exhibition

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Hale’s Life In Connecticut: Coventry, East Haddam, New London
Hale prefers New London
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Hale prefers New London
Hale started looking for a new position soon after he started teaching in East Haddam, where he apparently felt isolated. Here he writes from New London to classmate Thomas Mead in May 1774: "I think my situation somewhat preferable to what it was last winter [in East Haddam]. My school… consists of about 30 scholars, ten of whom are Latiners [studying in Latin] and all but five of the rest are writers. I have a very convenient schoolhouse and the people are kind and sociable."