pril 25, 1900, and published in their documents. Mr. Craigie sometimes entertained a hundred guests at the Commencement festival, and had among his other guests the celebrated Talleyrand and the Duke of Kent, Queen Victoria's father, then Prince Edward. Mr. Craigie had large business transactions, speculated extensively but at last unsuccessfully in real estate, and died in 1819.
His wife long outlived him, and being poor, let rooms to various inmates.
Edward Everett took his bride there in 1822, and so did President Jared Sparks in 1832. Five years after, Longfellow took the rooms, and thus describes his first visit to Mrs. Craigie:—
The first time I was in Craigie House was on a beautiful afternoon in the year 1837.
I came to see Mr. McLane, a law-student, who occupied the southeastern chamber.
The window-blinds were closed, but through them came a pleasant breeze, and I could see the waters of the Charles gleaming in the meadows.
McLane left Cambridge in August, and I too
f Common Pleas, and is remembered as a man of sterling qualities, great integrity, and sound common-sense.
His second child, Stephen (4), born in Gorham in 1776, graduated at Harvard College in 1798, studied law in Portland, and in 1801 was admitted to the Cumberland Bar, at which he soon attained and kept a distinguished position.
In 1814, as a member of the Federalist party, to whose principles he was strongly attached, he was sent as a representative to the Massachusetts legislature.
In 1822 he was elected representative to Congress, which office he held for one term.
In 1828 he received the degree of Ll. D. from Bowdoin College, of which he was a Trustee for nineteen years. In 1834 he was elected President of the Maine Historical Society.
He died in 1849, highly respected for his integrity, public spirit, hospitality, and generosity.
In 1804 he had married Zilpah, daughter of General Peleg Wadsworth, of Portland.
Of their eight children, Henry Wadsworth was the second.