ike by lawyers and laymen, with a warmth of welcome due to his talents, learning, and worth.
Mr. Ticknor saw him often, and thus writes of him to his friend Mr. Daveis, and to his brother-in-law Mr. Eliot:—
To C. S. Daveis, Portland. Boston, September 19, 1823.
my dear Charles,—. . . . Your very gay and happy letter of the 23d of August came in one morning just as the Chancellor was with me, and we were setting off for Nahant.
I had the pleasure, too, that day of taking him to Salem, to Judge Story, and making them acquainted; after which we all came to the new hotel,
At Nahant. and with Mr. Otis
Hon. Harrison Gray Otis. had a very merry time indeed.
He is, in his conversation, extremely active, simple, entertaining, and I know not when we have had among us a man so much to my mind in all things.
I dined with him five or six times, and he dined with us the last day, and a rare display of fine talk we had at table, between him, Mr. Prescott, Mr. Lowell, and Mr.