offices of his friend, Colonel Josiah H. Vose.
Major Sumner's estate was valued at about $12,000. It consisted chiefly of land-warrants, one of which was for forty-six hundred acres, and of securities of the United States and of the State of Georgia, which had risen in value with the adoption of the National Constitution.
The most interesting items of the inventory were a Shakspeare in eight volumes, Smith's Wealth of Nations, Don Quixote, Junius, Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom, Boswell's Tour, Anecdotes of Dr. Johnson, and a History of England.
Among other books left by him was Lord Chesterfield's Letters to his Son.
His traits of character appear quite clearly in his son's manuscript records and the traditions of his birthplace.
He was a man of genuine courage, adventurous spirit, and capacity for affairs; generous with his money, and faithful in all trusts.
He took life merrily, and rejected the severity of the Puritan standards.
His love of knowledge was atteste