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[160] Circuit, and of Parliament; Milnes, of scholars, new books, and public life; Mrs. Grote, of her husband's studies and friends, and of public affairs; Kenyon, of society and literary men. Morpeth, who was disinclined to letter-writing, wrote to him from time to time,—always with much affection. Occasional letters came from Sir Charles R. Vaughan; H. Bellenden Ker; Henry Reeve; Abraham Hayward; Alexander Cochrane; Thomas Brown; Mrs. Anne B. Montagu; Edward Rushton, of Liverpool; Edward Dowling,1 and others. Thomas Falconer, who visited Texas, and published a book on the ‘Discovery of the Mississippi,’ wrote frequently while travelling, and while at home at Putney Hall. From Mittermaier, Foelix, and Julius, he also received tidings, —particularly from Mittermaier, who wrote in German. Fay kept him informed of society in Berlin, and of German politics. J. Randolph Clay wrote from Vienna of affairs in Eastern Europe. His brother George wrote of the public men and politics of France and other countries which he visited.

Mr. Parkes wrote, in June, 1840:—

I need not assure you of my friendship, and that the wide Atlantic does not sever it. All English Liberal lawyers have a fraternal feeling for you; and you know mine is further strengthened by my family connection with your country, and my own republican principles. Life spared to us, we are sure to meet again. This is the future state in which I rejoice,—the meeting of two late-discovered friends again in this world. You are sure to visit Europe again, or I to visit the States. But I shall not come till I can stay at least two, if not three, months. I was happy that I was accidentally the means of launching you in English public life; and you steered your own way afterwards. You saw every thing in higher and intellectual English society, little of the middle ranks and masses. Few, if any, Americans ever had such an insight into our monarchy and aristocracy, or into our institutions. None, perhaps, will ever have the opportunity of seeing so much of the bar of England,—a profession now, in intellect, accomplishment, and individual political power, before all other ranks.

Mr. Reeve wrote, Nov. 1, 1840: ‘I hope you will allow me to reckon you among my correspondents,—my only trans-Atlantic one,—for I cannot afford to lose you. You are continually talked of in Europe.’

Mrs. Montagu wrote, Oct. 18, 1841:—

I can safely say that not one week has passed since you left us, in which your name has not frequently been spoken; and, if we had less true devotion,

1 Mr. Dowling went in 1840 to Canada, as legal adviser of the Governor-General, and died there in 1844.

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