ur kind note, though it rang the knell of your departure.
We entirely reciprocate all the kind regards which you express.
We only wish that you may preserve inviolate all the feelings with which you left us, and that your cup may be filled to the brim with untold happiness.
It will be a long time ere we cease to listen for your wonted footsteps, and to turn instinctively, when the door of our parlor opens, to see you enter.
Your affectionate friend.
Cleveland wrote from Philadelphia, Jan. 5:—
I got a very kind letter from you written from New York just before you sailed.
I hope that you got a very kind one from me also, written about the same time.
If you did not, I beg you to consider yourself as having received one, which will do just as well.
I thought much of you after you sailed.
The winds were fair and fresh, and the skies were bright, and the prayers and blessings of many kind hearts went with you.
Felton wrote to Sumner's father a few weeks later:—
e latter was an undergraduate, and himself an instructor in the Law School; to Mr. Daveis, Dr. Lieber, Professor Greenleaf, Longfellow, Cleveland, and Hillard.
His luggage included a large number of books, copies of the Jurist, of his Reports, and of the treatises of Judge Story, intended for presentation by himself or on behalf of the judge to English lawyers and judges.
To Dr. Francis Lieber, Columbia, S. C. Boston, Oct. 21, 1837.
Your last letters of Oct. 7 and Oct. 16 (last by express mail) have quite touched my heart by their fulness and warmth.
I owe you a deep debt—
The debt immense of endless gratitude for your thorough interest in my travels,—a subject where my whole heart is. And yet our friendship is not to be measured by any reciprocity of obligation and performance.
My heart throbs for you, and my mind thinks of your labors.
What I can do to aid, encourage, and cheer you, I yearn to do. This you feel persuaded of, I know; and that is enou