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Memorials of Connecticut Judges and Attorneys
As Printed in the Connecticut Reports
volume 43, page(s) 604-605


The members of the New London County Bar, at a meeting held on the 12th of September, 1876, upon the occasion of the death of Mr. Samuel C. Morgan, adopted the following minute upon the subject:

SAMUEL COIT MORGAN, senior member of this bar, died at his residence in Norwich, on the 11th day of September, A.D. 1876, at the advanced age of eighty-seven.

He was born in the town of Lisbon, in this state, 1789, graduated at Yale College in 1812, and read law in the offices of Thomas Day, of Hartford, and Timothy Pitkin, of Farmington, and was admitted to the bar in the year 1815, and entered on the practice of his profession at Jewett City, in this county, and continued therein till 1842, when he was elected president of the Quinebaug Bank, and removed to Norwich, since which time he has not been in active practice.

He ever took a deep interest in the welfare, reputation, and high standing of the profession which he loved, which interest he manifested by his friendly intercourse with members of this bar, and by the presentation to the bar association of a valuable series of reports to become the foundation of a future library.

He was a sound and accurate lawyer, a trusted and valued counselor, and faithful to the discharge of every duty in life.

He had been for many years a consistent member of the Second Congregational Church of Norwich, and manifested his interest in the cause of religion, education, and philanthropy, by his unostentatious benevolence during his life, as well as by the final disposition of his property.

The members of this bar desiring to express in some enduring form their appreciation of the character, standing, and life of their deceased brother, cause this minute to be made, and respectfully request the court to order that it may be entered at length upon its records.