at Havana, Cuba.
In it is a description of an all-day excursion on the Middlesex canal on July 18, 1817.
The readers of the Historical Register may be interested in it because of details which occurred in Medford.
The picnic party consisted of a large gathering of what was best in the society of the old town of Boston.
It was held at the Lake of the Woods, now known as Horn pond, in Woburn.
The Indian name was Innitou.
There were represented the Winthrops, Quincys, Amorys, Sullivans, Grays, Masons, Tudors, Eliots, Cabots, and others.
Daniel Webster and wife were also of the party.
Mr. Webster was then thirty-five years of age. He had taken up his residence in Boston in August of the previous year.
In the following year, 1818, he was to establish his fame at the bar by his matchless argument on the great Dartmouth college case before the Supreme Court of the United States.
It is interesting to note, as we do in the letter, the impression made by Webster upon an educated a