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The Daily Dispatch: September 19, 1861., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life 2 0 Browse Search
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Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, IX: the Atlantic Essays (search)
e describes that mountain, led the next year to a nearer acquaintance; for in 1855 the Worcester parson, accompanied by a few of his friends, made the ascent of Mount Katahdin. This letter to Mrs. Higginson was written from Bangor:— I am writing behind the bar; many men here— they come up and read our names in the book and wonder what brings so many here from Worcester. One says, Higginson. He's the great abolitionist from Worcester, he who had the fuss in the U. S. Court—is that Theo. Brown beneath? It ought to be Theodore Parker. And in the delight which this excursion gave him, he exclaimed:—I am very happy and feel ready to mount up with wings as eagles. Mr. Higginson wrote an account of this expedition for Putnam's Magazine, the article purporting to be written by a woman. The author amused himself by sending a copy to each member of the party, that they might guess its origin. We did have a charming time on the trip to Mount Katahdin, he wrote. The 30 miles
two after the action of the first a letter written by the notorious and infamous Bedpath, a copy of which we have obtained for publication. When found, the letter with another addressed to the same person, Chittenden, two others directed to Theodore Brown, and two tax receipts, were in the pocket of a "Pocket Diary" for the year 1859, from the press of Hubbard & Burgess, New York. On the fly leaf of the diary is written in bold characters "Theodore Brown, Monticello, Wright co., Min.," and wiTheodore Brown, Monticello, Wright co., Min.," and with sundry trivial and unimportant entries. One written with a pencil and feminine penmanship we copy: "The Lord watch between me and thee when we are absent one from another. Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy " There is nothing else so worthy of note about the book as to detain us longer from the letter, which is a curiosity in itself, apart from the bearing it may have upon the pending contest between the United States and the Confederate Government. The direction, upon