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[187] in the journals; but I long to know your more particular experience, so far as you will indulge me, and whether the freshness of our New World has quite worn off. I have been tempted to go on, to be present at the dinner of Monday evening. What you say on that occasion will be as good as a new treaty of peace between our two countries,—words of amity and love. It will be a new note to our ears to hear a member of the English Cabinet expressing such feelings about America as I know are in your heart . . . .

Ever and ever yours,


To Dr. Francis Lieber.

institution for the blind, South Boston, Nov. 30, 1841.
my dear Lieber,—I am here with Dr. Howe, on a farewell visit. He starts to-morrow for Columbia, S. C., to endeavor to induce your Legislature to do something for the blind. The Doctor moves rapidly, and will be in Columbia almost as soon as this letter. Cannot you do something to pave the way for his coming? A notice of his institution, of his labors, of his philanthropic character, and of his distinguished success in teaching the blind, might be published in one of your papers, and do much good. But you know the South Carolina Legislature, and by personal conversation can prepare the way. When he arrives, I know you will do every thing to speed his plans. He will have with him two of his blind girls for exhibition before the Legislature. To you who know Howe, I need hardly add that this journey is undertaken with the hope of extending the means of education for that unfortunate class to whom he has devoted so much time. You know the chivalry of his character, and his disinterested devotion to this object,—how his soul is absorbed in it. Thus far, I wrote under Howe's roof, and now finish my scrawl while examining witnesses. . . . Lord Morpeth, you know, is in the country. Everybody loves him. I have been much gratified by the agreeable impression he produces everywhere. Prescott makes everybody happy who comes near him. I dined with him on Thanksgiving day . . .

God bless you! Ever and ever yours,

C. S.

To Lord Morpeth, New York.

Boston, Dec. 1, 1841.
my dear Morpeth,—I have read your speeches at the Corporation dinner, and the Yorkshire dinner.1 They could not have been better. I thank you from my heart for those words of peace. They will do much good in confirming kindly relations between the two countries. I wish I could have been there to hear and see.


1 Referring to public dinners in New York.

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