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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 7: study in a law office.—Visit to Washington.—January, 1854, to September, 1834.—Age, 23. (search)
you, though otherwise to mother and father. The end of the day generally finds me tired and willing to go to bed, or at least indisposed to much exercise of the mind. I have found time, though, to read an able work of Dr. Lieber on the Girard Seminary, and to run my eyes through a law-book on Tenures, and to prepare a law-argument of four pages, to be laid before the Judiciary Committee of the Senate, on Mr. Ward's claim against the United States, Joshua H. Ward, a lawyer practising in Danvers. besides writing the few letters which I have written. This letter will be carried by Judge Story, who leaves to-morrow morning,—the Supreme Court then adjourning. It was my intention to have started with him; but as I should stop, at his recommendation, a day or two in Baltimore, so that I should be obliged to quit him,—and as I should be but an unsocial companion on the road to Baltimore, he riding in the inside and I necessarily on the outside,—I have determined to remain a few days <