and as he handed it to me he said: ‘This is no summer friend.’ The last of many letters was one of congratulation about the Massachusetts legislative resolutions, rescinding the vote of censure. I never saw him look more happy than when he finished reading it. He then arose and showed me with satisfaction the legislative resolutions beautifully engrossed on parchment, and observed the copies for the Representatives were simply on paper. I asked, ‘Will you address the Senate when they are presented?’ He replied, ‘The dear old Commonwealth has spoken for me, and that is enough.’
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