The little boy died on the 4th of August. The blow fell heavily, crushing for a time the hearts of both parents. A few weeks after this bereavement Mr. Ticknor wrote to Mr. Daveis thus:— be able to help us in such sicknesses, and that will be a great comfort to you. Give my love to Anna Dwight, and tell her all at her home are well; kiss the baby for me, and write me a note by the morning stage, telling me all about yourself, and how the baby does. Yr. affectionate father,1 o'clock, Friday.
To C. S. Daveis, Portland.