-bills, including board in commons and tuition, varied from twenty-eight to thirty-six dollars.
In college his compositions were largely poetical.
Among his themes of this kind were, Non omnia possumus omnes, Winter, and a Dialogue between Churchill the Warrior and Churchill the Poet.
At the end of his Junior year, he delivered before the Speaking Club a valedictory poem, on the occasion of his classmates leaving it. At the exhibition in September, 1795, his part was a poem, entitled The rom office, in terms appreciative of the sheriff's personal and official character.
The sheriff's sureties, on his official bond, were William Sullivan, William Minot, Samuel Hubbard, William Prescott, John Heard, Jr., Timothy Fuller, and Asaph Churchill.
These well known names show his high standing in the confidence of the community.
Mr. Sumner's home life, which before his appointment as sheriff had been regulated with severe economy, was now more generously maintained.
Twice a year,