Monitor, Designed to Improve the Taste, the Understanding and the Heart, Volume II, 1824
Jacob Abbott used several pseudonyms. He authored several
articles in the 1924 Monitor using "Mertrem". It was one of several
names that he adopted while a member of a secret literary society at
Andover. Note that it is a palindrome. (Like one of his other
The Monitor Designed to Improve the Taste, the Understanding and the Heart Volume 2 in 1924 contained a couple of Abbott contributions. It is a monthly journal which commenced publication in january, 1823.
Hobgoblins was in the June, 1824 issue. It is signed as Mertrem. It is a four page short story. One of the earlier "horror" tales.
In May and June, 1824 Abbott wrote a short piece called Slavery using the pseudonym Mertrem.
Another pseudonym "Phala" which was used by Abbott is noted in this journal to be a contributor. In August, 1824 a four page article called "The Duty of Our Country" written by Phala was published.