, and recommended that the mediation of the United States
be offered in the impending Crimean War. The last summer of his life he sent a note of congratulation to Henry Richard
, M. P., who had succeeded in carrying through the House of Commons a motion in favor of Arbitration.
As showing his fidelity to the substance of his oration, it is given in this connection.
And as a final testimony to his faith in the cause which was ever dear to his heart, he directed by his Will as follows:—
I bequeath to the President and Fellows of Harvard College one thousand dollars in trust, for an annual prize to the best dissertation by any student of the College, or any of its schools, undergraduate or graduate, on Universal Peace and the methods by which war may be permanently superseded.
I do this in the hope of drawing the attention of students to the practicability of organizing peace among nations which I sincerely believe may be done.
I cannot doubt that the same modes of decision which now prevail between individuals, between towns, and between smaller communities, may be extended to nations.