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2 On Aug. 15, 1829, he wrote, ‘I had but little time to enjoy the society of anybody. I scarcely remember the time from my eighth to my twelfth year, when all the summer long I did not perform half the labor of a man in the field from sunrise to nearly sundown, in the long summer days, and after that go every night about a mile, all over the Milton Church land, for the cows.’
3 History of Andover, by Abiel Abbot, Andover, 1829; Allen's American Biographical Dictionary. Edmund Quincy, in his ‘Life of Josiah Quincy,’ p. 28, says of Mr. Pemberton: ‘This gentleman lived till 1836, and was past ninety when he died. I well remember the handsome old man, and the beautiful picture of serene and venerable age which he presented, seeming in old-world courtesy and costume to have stepped out of the last century into this, and the pride with which he spoke of the eminent men who had been his pupils, and especially of his having offered two presidents-Kirkland and Quincy to Harvard.’ A sketch of Mr. Pemberton, written by Charles Pinckney Sumner, is printed in the ‘Daily Advertiser and Patriot,’ July 15, 1835.
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