the student life of long ago. Napoleon Bonaparte was an object that loomed large in the eyes of the world.
He had just been sent to Saint Helena, and the question was whether he could escape.
We find that two students expressed their beliefs in this record of a wager.
There is no record whether the dinner was held.
Bet with C. Brooks that Napoleon Bonaparte will escape from the Island of St. Helena before the first of August, A. D. , 1819; a good dinner at our class meeting. November 12, 1815. Samuel D. Bell.
One of the last clippings Brooks inserted in the scrap book was an obituary notice of his college friend, Bell. Samuel Dana Bell (1797-1868) was a son of Governor Samuel Bell of New Hampshire. He studied law and practiced in Concord and Manchester. In 1859 he was appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court. He resigned in 1865 and died at Manchester July, 1868.
This date in August, 1819, was chosen because that was the month in which Commencement exerci