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[220] University. He has published a valuable edition of ‘Herodotus,’ and has otherwise made himself very favorably known to the scholars of my country. He hopes to pass several months in delightful Heidelberg; and I wish to commend him to your kind attentions during his stay. I send you two copies of the sixteenth report of the Prison Discipline Society; also two copies of Dr. Howe's ‘Report on the Blind,’ embracing the account of Laura Bridgman, the wonderful child, who can neither see nor hear nor speak; also a pamphlet on a proposed change in the veto power of the President of the United States.

I am glad that you found so much pleasure in your excursion to Italy. It is a most interesting country, and the works of Romagnosi and some others are valuable contributions to jurisprudence.

I have nothing to communicate with regard to legislation or codification in America. The commissioners in Massachusetts are still engaged upon their work, and will make a report in the winter. Judge Story's last work on ‘Partnership’ I presume you have already received. He is now engaged upon a work on ‘Bills of Exchange.’

Mr. Pickering and Mr. Cushing are both well, and send you their salutations. Remember me most kindly to Madame Mittermaier and to all your family. I shall not forget my pleasant days at Heidelberg, and the hospitality of your house. Believe me ever, my dear Mr. Mittermaier,

Very sincerely yours,

To Longfellow he wrote, Aug. 20, 1842:—

I have been away on a short journey with my two sisters, Mary and Julia, and have enjoyed not a little their enjoyment of life and new scenes. Howe started in company. We went to Springfield; thence made an excursion to Chicopee; thence to Lenox and Stockbridge, where I left the girls to ramble about, while Howe and I started on a journey to New York, including Hell Gate, where we passed the chief of our time. The ‘Three Graces’ were bland and lovely. From New York I hastened back to Lenox; thence to Lebanon, where I fell in with President Van Buren; thence to Saratoga, where I saw Miss Sedgwick, Mrs. C——, and Miss A——L——; thence to Catskill and the Falls, which I admired very much, West Point, New York, and home. . . . I thank you, my dear Henry, for the words of comfort which you gave me in your last note. I need them all, and shall lay them to heart. God grant that you may be happy! A beautiful career is before you, with opportunities of doing great good, of winning honor, and with the charm of loving friends in troops.

To his brother George he wrote, Aug. 31:—

I much regret your application. I do not know the office in the country that would induce me to make such an application for myself. Indeed, I do

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