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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 24: Slavery and the law of nations.—1842.—Age, 31. (search)
arles Sumner. To Professor Mittermaier, Heidelberg. Boston, Aug. 4, 1842. my dear friend,—I am ashamed that I have left your kind letter of Feb. 8 for so long a time without acknowledgment; but various calls have absorbed my time, and I now write in haste in order to introduce to you my friend, Mr. Wheeler, Charles S. Wheeler, who died at Leipsic, in 1843, at the age of twenty-six. who has been for some time a tutor in Harvard University. He has published a valuable edition of Herodotus, and has otherwise made himself very favorably known to the scholars of my country. He hopes to pass several months in delightful Heidelberg; and I wish to commend him to your kind attentions during his stay. I send you two copies of the sixteenth report of the Prison Discipline Society; also two copies of Dr. Howe's Report on the Blind, embracing the account of Laura Bridgman, the wonderful child, who can neither see nor hear nor speak; also a pamphlet on a proposed change in the veto p