ing and sanctification upon the Convention and its labors.
And with the solemnity of this supplication in our hearts we clasped hands in farewell, and went forth each man to his place of duty, not knowing the things that should befall us as individuals, but with a confidence, never shaken by abuse and persecution, in the certain triumph of our cause.
Read at the twenty-fifth anniversary of the founding of the state of Kansas.
bear camp House, West Ossipee, N. H., Eighth month, 29th, 1879. To J. S. Emery, R. Morrow, and C. W. Smith, committee:
I have received your invitation to the twenty-fifth anniversary celebration of the first settlement of Kansas.
It would give me great pleasure to visit your state on an occasion of such peculiar interest, and to make the acquaintance of its brave and self-denying pioneers, but I have not health and strength for the journey.
It is very fitting that this anniversary should be duly recognized.
No one of your sister states ha