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indignation, my own mistakes, and desiring to help young people to avoid similar ones.
The ninetieth birthday was a festival, indeed.
Letters and telegrams poured in, rose in toppling piles which almost — not quite — daunted her; she would hear every one, would answer as many as flesh and blood could compass.
Here is one of them:--
Most hearty congratulations on your ninetieth birthday from the boy you picked up somewhere in New York and placed in the New York Orphan Asylum on April 6th, 1841.
Sorry I have never been able to meet you in all that time.
You [were] one of the Board of Trustees at that time.
Respectfully and Thankfully, Wm. Davidson.
I was then about five years old, now seventy-three.
Writing to her friend of many years, Mrs. Ellen Mitchell, she says:--
Your birthday letter was and is much valued by me. Its tone of earnest affection is an element in the new inspiration recently given me by such a wonderful testimony of public and private estee