Daniel Webster and wife were also of the party.
Mr. Webster was then thirty-five years of age. He had taken uote, as we do in the letter, the impression made by Webster upon an educated and cultivated woman on a social oc from Mrs Quincy, Mr Callender and occasionally Mr Webster and young May,
Afterward the Rev. Samuel J. Maspirited enough to come forward and get them said Mr Webster. Is no one gallant enough, strange, 'tis very strclaim no merit, Sir.
A little farther Sir said Mr Webster, there is another on your right, one on the otherent on until he was up to his middle.
I besought Mr Webster not to urge him further.
Oh said he, it does notith his hands filled with lilies which he gave to Mr Webster, and he in turn gave one to each lady near.
Mrthen, and asked May what induced him to do it.
Mr Webster's eloquence said he.
It never brought me a lilthe little episode.
I have not done justice to Mr Webster's words, look and manner.
No words of mine can p
, to the Mystic Valley parkway, where is a bronze tablet relative to the canal, erected by the park commission.
Mr. May in later years became a zealous advocate of temperance, and espoused the anti-slavery cause.
But there came a time when Mr. Webster's eloquence in favor of the fugitive slave law became distasteful to him. To him Lydia Maria Child dedicated her book, the Appeal for that Class of Americans Called Africans, which publication was for a time disastrous to her rising fame.
T distasteful to him. To him Lydia Maria Child dedicated her book, the Appeal for that Class of Americans Called Africans, which publication was for a time disastrous to her rising fame.
There is, in the Historical Society's collection, a framed copy of the endorsement by Medford people (with their appended names) of Mr. Webster's speech in Congress.
Doubtless the signers honestly thought it brought him laurels, but the verdict of years is the reverse, as was, at the time, that of Sam May.
liday in most of the states and territories.
Memorial Day is something more than a decoration day. Every national day is a memorial day. Such days should teach us to feel more strongly our duty to our country.
They should fill us with enthusiasm and love for our native land; they should bring home to us more vividly the sacrifices of our fathers, and should make us realize that upon us devolves the task of carrying on the work which they began.
It has been said that the declaiming of Webster's patriotic sentiments by the school boys of the north prepared them to take up arms to defend the Union in ‘61.
May we not with equal truth say that the splendid patriotic work of the Grand Army of the Republic prepared our boys for ‘98, and for the late World War?
But fifty years is a long period in a man's life, and comparatively few of those who marched with the Boys of 1861 are with us today.
There is no recruiting office in the Grand Army, and when the last member joins his comra