with a fortune chiefly made in his profession; learned, accurate, accomplished, proud, cold, a high English Tory, disliking Lord Melbourne's administration; take him all in all, perhaps the best specimen of an American lawyer, both on account of his distinguished professional learning and his various attainments: to John Sergeant, a lawyer, once a candidate for the Vice-Presidency, with an acute intellect, chiefly exercised in politics and in his profession, with few resources for conversation, little general cultivation, cautious but still warm in the expression of opinions, particularly of dislikes, and among the latter is Lord Melbourne's administration; he declined the mission to England: to Judge Hopkinson,1 a person of cleverness and genius, prompt, simple, natural as a child, wearing a queue. Harrison is Mr. Otis's old friend, the veteran of Philadelphia society (I do not know him personally), hospitable and kind. Richard Peters has recently lost his wife; he is very fond of society, gay, pleasant, and familiar for years with our public men. Joseph R. Ingersoll is in Washington. Prescott has called while I am writing. He tells me to send you his blessing, and to say that you must write him as you promised. His attachment for you is most sincere and strong. . . . Ever affectionately yours,
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Chapter 16 : events at home.—Letters of friends.— December , 1837 , to March , 1839 .—Age 26 - 28 .
Chapter 17 : London again.—characters of judges.—Oxford.—Cambridge— November and December , 1838 .—Age, 27 .
Chapter 18 : Stratford-on-avon.—Warwick.—London.—Characters of judges and lawyers.—authors.—society.— January , 1839 , to March , 1839 .—Age, 28 .
Chapter 19 : Paris again.— March to April , 1839 .—Age, 28 .
Chapter 20 : Italy .— May to September , 1839 .—Age, 28 .
Chapter 21 : Germany .— October , 1839 , to March , 1840 .—Age, 28 - 29 .
Chapter 22 : England again, and the voyage home.— March 17 to May 3 , 1840 . —Age 29 .
Chapter 23 : return to his profession.— 1840 - 41 .—Age, 29 - 30 .
Chapter 24 : Slavery and the law of nations.— 1842 .—Age, 31 .
Chapter 25 : service for Crawford .—The Somers Mutiny.—The nation's duty as to slavery.— 1843 .—Age, 32 .
Chapter 27 : services for education.—prison discipline.—Correspondence.— January to July , 1845 .—age, 34 .
Chapter 28 : the city Oration,— the true grandeur of nations. —an argument against war.— July 4 , 1845 .—Age 34 .
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