. F. J. Higginson, Rev. Thomas W. Coit, Jonas Wyeth, Jr., John G. Palfrey, William Newell, Nehemiah Adams, R. H. Dana, Ebenezer Francis, Jr., Andrews Norton, Alexander H. Ramsay, Richard M. Hodges, William Saunders, J. B. Dana, C. C. Little, Simon Greenleaf, J. E. Worcester, John A. Albro, C. C. Felton, Charles Beck, Morrill Wyman, James Walker, E. S. Dixwell, Converse Francis, William T. Richardson, H. W. Longfellow, Edward Everett, Asa Gray, Francis Bowen, Joseph Lovering, John Ware, John Hols of this Society.
During the eighty-one years of the life of the society it has had eleven presidents.
Dr. Holmes served for the longest term,—twenty-three years. He was followed by Professor Joseph Story, the distinguished jurist; Professor Simon Greenleaf, whose widow, sister of the poet Longfellow, still lives in Cambridge; Hon. John G. Palfrey, the historian; William M. Vaughan, the late revered founder of the Social Union; and later, by Dr. Francis Greenwood Peabody, Plummer Professo
ted much by it.
Professor Ashmun was succeeded, in July, by Simon Greenleaf,
1783-1853; practised law in Maine, 1806-1833; professor ata student of large promise, and became at once his friends.
Professor Greenleaf's interest in him was hardly second to Judge Story's, and wahigh rank, and numbered among its contributors Theron Metcalf, Simon Greenleaf, Luther S. Cushing, George S. Hillard, and Dr. I. Ray.
Some onot thought to have what is called a legal mind; though Story and Greenleaf, each of whom counted on him as colleague or successor, do not apuest at the firesides of the two professors, and Mrs. Story and Mrs. Greenleaf took an interest in him almost equal to that of their husbands. or next September.
You have seen him announced in the papers,—Mr. Greenleaf, of Maine; a fine man, learned lawyer, good scholar, ardent sture worth your coming from New York to study under Judge Story and Greenleaf next term.
I shall not be here after this year; not but I should
Felton, Park Benjamin, and George Bancroft.
Greenleaf deposited his writing-desk, table, and chairubject.
Your success (for so I learn from Mr. Greenleaf) has been complete and every way gratifyin be prepared by him in connection with Professor Greenleaf, and a similar series of the English Ch
XIII. pp. 107-130.—taking for its text Professor Greenleaf's inaugural discourse, and giving a hisonsisting of Judge Story, Theron Metcalf, Simon Greenleaf, Charles E. Forbes, and Luther S. Cushingnt]; talked with him about Judge Story and Mr. Greenleaf, and accepted an invitation to take tea wictionately
Yours, Chas. S.
To Professor Simon Greenleaf. Clifton House, Canada, Niagara Falter triumph than to storm a citadel.
Professor Greenleaf was attending the Supreme Court as counte, p. 174. The absence of Judge Story and Mr. Greenleaf has actually swamped the whole of the lastiliation at thus finding myself a debtor.
Mr. Greenleaf's return in a few days will leave me a fre
iani, and Grisi; in the church, Coquerel; and in the Chambers of Peers and Deputies, Dupin, Berryer, Guizot, Thiers, Odilon Barrot, Arago, and Lamartine.
During his sojourn in Paris, he wrote fully of his experiences to Judge Story, Hillard, Greenleaf, Longfellow, Felton, Cleveland, Charles S. Daveis, Dr. Lieber, and William W. Story.
Most of these letters, as well as some to his family, are preserved,—from which extracts, in connection with the journal, will be given.
One remarks, in reaith clients and familiar law books.
Travelling, with my desires and determinations, is no sinecure.
I am obliged to husband all my minutes. . . . Has William written me yet?
He must tell every thing about Cambridge and your family.
I hope Mr. Greenleaf will not forget me because I have not lately written him.
As ever, affectionately yours, C. S.
Feb. 15, 1838.
In the morning before breakfast, heard Berriat Saint-Prix at the Law School.
He did not appear less venerable t