lood and training, he had also in his blood the instincts of labour, which tended to the elevation of the labouring class.
This I know well, for I lent a hand, when living in the next town, to an agitation for the Ten Hour Bill at Amesbury, and there are various references to it in his brief letters to me. A natural politician of the higher sort, he rejoiced in an effort to bring such a bill Vefore the state legislature, where it finally triumphed.
Thus I find a letter, probably written in 1848, but imperfectly dated, as his letters often were:
Amesbury, 13th, 7th mo. My dear Higginson:
Thy letter was clearly to the purpose and was read at the Levee, and will be published this week in the Villager: -Thou will see by the Villager of last week what we are doing about the Ten Hour Law. That must be a point in our elections this fall — I think we can carry it through the next legislature.
I hope thou will be able to go to the Dist.
Convention at Lowell tomorrow.
Our del. is ins