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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 8: early professional life.—September, 1834, to December, 1837.—Age, 23-26. (search)
the Law Library for a moment with a gentleman of the bar, who, seeing that I was a stranger, offered to introduce me. There are some few American reports,—Peters and Wheaton,—but the bulk of the Library, I think, consists of French works.... Dr. Barber 1784-1864. Dr. Jonathan Barber, a teacher of elocution in Harvard College when Sumner was a law student. is in Montreal, where he proposes to deliver a course of lectures on phrenology; he is full of hope, and anticipates a considerable audienDr. Jonathan Barber, a teacher of elocution in Harvard College when Sumner was a law student. is in Montreal, where he proposes to deliver a course of lectures on phrenology; he is full of hope, and anticipates a considerable audience. I nave had a good deal of pleasant conversation with him. At eight o'clock this evening I start for Quebec. Yours, Charles S. To George S. Hillard. Quebec, Sept. 7, 1836. my dear Hillard,—After long wanderings, I have at length arrived at this great castle. Never till now, wearied with travel and the state of perpetual unrest in which I have been kept, did I perceive the full weight of the curse upon the Wandering Jew. Alas, too, for this sinner, he had no steamboats to faci<