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[168] Since then, I have been appointed reporter of the Circuit Court of the United States for the first circuit (Judge Story's), and have a volume already in press, which will be published, I hope, in the course of a month or two.

Rand has returned from abroad, and is full of the men and sights he has seen. He has received as great, perhaps greater, attentions than any other private citizen from our country ever met with.1 All the distinguished names of the law, the peers of the law, and the judges paid him distinguished honor. It is refreshing to me—strongly attached as I am to the law—to converse about these men of whom I read, and whose works are every day cited in our courts, with many of whom Mr. Rand became acquainted.

Don't become so absorbed in practice as to forget the law, or

Your sincere friend,

To Dr. Francis Lieber.

Boston, June 28, 1836.
my dear friend,2—. . . Judge Story showed me a letter from you, from which it appears that you have received Mittermaier's articles. I also received your National Gazette and the ‘United States Gazette,’ containing the annunciation of your appointment.3 Have you translated the articles yet? How long are they? Do you propose to publish them? If you have not time to translate them, send them here and I will have them translated for the ‘Jurist.’4 Judge Story always speaks of you with the liveliest regard. He says you always, when he converses with you, set him a-thinking. I am glad you propose to publish your ‘Recollections of Niebuhr.’ I thought some time ago that you might profitably publish such a book. When do you enter upon your new duties?


Yours ever,

If Dr. Julius comes to Boston, I wish to have the honor of seeing him.

To Jonathan C. Perkins, Salem.

Boston, July 10, 1836.
my dear Sir,—Come to Boston on Monday or Tuesday, and I will introduce you at once to Pickering,5 who is no talker, and have you baptized in

1 Mr. Rand was indebted largely for his social opportunities in England to letters of introduction from Charles S. Daveis.

2 The omitted parts of this and other letters to Dr. Lieber relate largely to Sumner's efforts in obtaining the publication of Dr. Lieber's writings.

3 To a professorship in the University of South Carolina.

4 American Jurist, Oct., 1835, Vol. XIV. pp. 330-344.

5 Octavius Pickering, who was then preparing a new edition of his Reports.

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