for Harvard under Dr. Luther Stearns, who came to Medford as a teacher, but who occasionally practised medicine.
He became a member of the class of 1816 at Harvard.
The scrap-book contains a little relic of 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 w