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Frank Preston Stearns, Cambridge Sketches, Frank W. Bird, and the Bird Club. (search)
overnors and four or five members of Congress. They were a strong team when they were all harnessed together. Francis William Bird, the original organizer of the club, was born in Dedham, October 22, 1809, and the only remarkable fact concerningd them to learn that hornets would not sting unless they were interfered with; an excellent principle in human nature. Mrs. Bird resembled her husband so closely in face and figure, that they might have been mistaken for brother and sister. She wa than the antislavery agitation was. The same political exigency which roused James Russell Lowell also brought Francis William Bird before the public. In company with Charles Francis Adams he attended the Buffalo convention, in 1848, and helped im. He appears to have been the only person at that time who gave Elizur Wright much support and encouragement. In 1850 Bird was elected to the State Legislature and worked vigorously for the election of Sumner the ensuing winter. His chief assoc