ession made by Webster upon an educated and cultivated woman on a social occasion.
His great career in the Senate began ten years later.
But to quote from the letter.
Space will not permit its insertion in full.
Since I last wrote, many pleasant things have happened to me particularly, of these the most prominent is a day passed on the Canal, and its shores; there was such a variety in the amusements of the day, and of so choice a kind, that I felt no fatigue from 9 in the morning till 10 at night.
We entered the boat at Charlestown at 1/2 past 9.
The party was too large to have any stiffness; indeed there was the utmost ease and good humor without sadness through the day.
The shores of the Canal for most of the distance are beautiful.
We proceeded at the rate of 3 miles an hour, drawn by two horses, to the most romantic spot (about 9 miles from Boston) that I ever beheld.
The lake is about twice the size of Jamaica Pond or larger, and has a small wooded island in th