ce for his education, according to his disposition and my ability to support him. In short, I mean to give him every opportunity to fit him for a gentleman and scholar that he himself is capable of receiving.
To you, sir, I consign him as though he were your son, and beg from my heart you will consider him as such.
On himself will depend his fate.
I hope he will do you honor.
On Dec. 14, 1788, eight months before his death,
A few months after Major Sumner's death, his brother, Dr. Seth Sumner, was appointed guardian of the boy. he wrote from Savannah to his agent in Boston, expressing great pleasure at Charles's return to school, and providing carefully for his future expenses, so that no further interruption might occur in his studies.
In this letter he wrote,—
Should any thing take place that I should not make you regular remittances, I desire you to call on my friend, General Henry Jackson.
I know he will advance thirty or fifty dollars at any time, after hearing