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ns, France, on the 30th November, 1833, aged 17 years. Cheever. Swett. Z. B. Adams. Hildreth. George W. Coffin. Andrews. Hoffman. John Hooker Ashmun. His remains rest in the vault of his family, in his native place. On the same Avenue a handsome white marble monument, of somewhat peculiar style, is marked with the well-known name of John Hooker Ashmun, a man of whom much might be said, but the ample inscription (ascribed to the pen of the late lamented Charles Chauncey Emerson) will doubtless be deemed a sufficient notice:-- Here lies the body of John Hooker Ashmun, Royal Professor of Law in Harvard University, who was born July 3, 1800, and died April 1, 1833., In him the science of Law appeared native and intuitive; he went behind precedents to principles: and books were his helpers, never his masters. There was the beauty of accuracy in his understanding, and the beauty of uprightness in his character. Through the slow progress of the disease wh