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  1758, "Sleep, balmy sleep."
Courtesy, Special Collections/University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries.

This poem by Annis Boudinot Stockton (1736-1801) was possibly the first poetry published by a New Jersey woman. She wrote of her sorrow as she watched by her husband's bedside during his final illness. The poem was published in the New York Mercury in January 1758.


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