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A POINT IN THE LAW OF FIRE INSURANCE. sured cars which might have occurred while they

were actually in the car-house." THE Supreme Court of Iowa has been subjected

The words "contained in ” being obviously used to some criticism for its decision in McClure v.

as words of limitation, the court so construed them Girard Insurance Company, 43 Iowa, 349; S. C., 22

in accordance with the well-known rule, that in conAm. Rep. 249; but we incline to the opinion that the decision was sound in principle and reasonably struing contracts of insurance, the courts will give

effect to the intention of the parties to be gathered well sustained by the authorities. In that case a

from the terms of the contract, if not inconsistent policy of insurance was issued on a carriage de

with the established rules of law. scribed as "contained in a frame barn."

The car

* It is a reasonable rule, though one not universally riage was destroyed by fire while at a carriage shop followed, that the court must look at the nature of undergoing repairs. The court held that the loss

the property insured as well as the words of the was covered by the policy.

contract to ascertain the intention of the parties. It is true, as the court said, that any statement or

Fitchburg Railroad Co. v. Charlestown Insurance Co., description on the face of the policy which relates

7 Gray, 64. to the risk is a warranty, and that representations

In Peterson v. Mississippi Valley Insurance Co., 24 in regard to circumstances affecting the risk amount lowa, 494, a policy was issued on plaintiff's “ dwellto a stipulation that no change will take place, ing-house, $400; grain in the stack or crib, $600; whereby the risk will be increased; but when the hay in stack, $320; seven horses, $750 ; cattle, $275; property insured is ambulatory in its nature, words

situate in section 22, town 99, range 7 west." describing its location ought not to be construed as

While the insured was hauling his grain to market warranting a continuation of the same location, un

he stopped for the night at a hotel, the barn of less such was manifestly the intention of the parties. which, with one of his horses, was d. Held, The court said: “The words which are used

that the contract did not limit the use of the propmust be construed with reference to the property to

erty to section 22; but that the language used was which they are applied. Carriages which are kept intended to describe the location and not to limit for sale and are insured as contained in a certain

the use of the horses to the land mentioned. So in warehouse could not be removed to a different ware

Mills v. Farmers' Insurance Co., 37 Iowa, 400, the house without avoiding the policy. There is noth

issuers of a policy on live-stock were held liable for ing in the nature of the property to indicate that

a horse killed at a place not upon the premises specithey will be removed, and the insurance is not made fied, if it was being used in the ordinary course of with reference to such fact. But where a person

business. procures a policy upon his horse, harness, buggy

In Everett v. Continental Insurance Co., 21 Minn. and phæton, as contained in a certain barn, the

76, the policy was on a threshing machine stored presumption must be that they are in use, and

in barn," etc. The machine was not in the that the policy is issued with reference to such use.

barn when destroyed, but in a field where it had This doctrine was held substantiallly not only by been in use. The policy provided that only such this court, in Peterson v. Miss. Valley Insurance Com

false or erroneous representations as were material pany, 24 Iowa, 494, but in Massachusetts, in Fitch

should avoid it. The court held that the representaburg R. R. Co. v. Charlestown Mutual Fire Insurance tion as to location was not material, but that its Company, 7 Gray, 64.”

object was simply to identify the machine. The A different doctrine was apparently held in The

court continued: “but whatever might have been Annapolis Railroad Company v. The Baltimore Insur

the purpose of the location of the machine in the ance Company, 32 Md. 37; S. C., 3 Am. Rep. 112, application and policy, there is no ground whatwhere a policy on cars "contained in car-house No.

ever for contending that it was, in letter or spirit, 1," was held not to cover the cars while on the line

a promissory stipulation on the part of the insured, of the road. But in that case the car-house was

or a condition of insurance on the part of the inalso insured, and the court said:

surer, that this location should remain unchanged, " The intention of the railroad company was

or if changed, that while changed, the insurance evidently to insure their buildings and their contents should cease or be suspended.” Citing Smith v. against fire, there being much greater danger of fire

Mechanics & Traders' Ins. Co., 32 N. Y. 399; Blood to their buildings located in a city and surrounded by other buildings, than to their trains upon the

v. Howard Fire Ins. Co., 12 Cush. 472; Flanders on road and in charge of conductors and brakemen. Fire Ins. 241, 255, 269, 455. While some of the cars which were insured were in An insurance on a house includes every thing acuse, others were not; but each car in its turn took its place in the car-house, and while actually con

cessory or appurtenant to the main building, as a tained therein was covered by the policy, so that,

rear building separated by a small yard and used as by the terms of the'contract, the appellee would have a kitchen. Workman v. Insurance Co., 2 La. (O. S.) been liable for all damages by tire to any of the in- | 507; and see White v. Insurance Co., 8 Gray, 566;

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Blake v. Insurance Co., 12 id. 265. So a policy on ing in the rear of 82 Eddy street, used as a furnace "stock contained in a chair factory," was held to house. The property was destroyed in a storecover stock, not only in the main building, but also house, which could not properly be described as in the engine-house appurtenant to, but ten feet dis being in the rear of 82 Eddy street, but as in the tant from, the main building. Liebenstein v. Baltic rear of 82 and 84 of that street. It was held that Insurance Co., 45 Ill. 301. So a policy

the insured could not recover because the property chinery, consisting of cards, mules, pickers, shafting was not at the place described. So where goods and belting

on the first story of a four were described as "in the store part " of a building, story and basement building, situate,” etc., was held | but when lost they were in the second and third to cover pickers, which were not in the first story of stories of the building, whilst the store part was the building when the policy was issued, nor when occupied by other parties, it was held that the inthey were burned, but were in the "picker house,' surers were not liable. Boynton v. Clinton Insurance

one story extension. Meadowcraft v. Standard Company, 16 Barb. 254. Insurance Co., 61 Penn. St. 91. So a policy on cars, A policy on a new bark now being built at Butetc., on the line of their road, and in actual use, ler's ship-yard at Baltimore," was not held not to covers cars on a branch road 440 feet from the line cover material and other work prepared to be put of the plaintiff's road. Fitchburg Railroad Co. v. on the bark and lying in the ship-yard and in said Charlestown Insurance Co., supra.

lofts therein. Mason v. Franklin Insurance ComIn Fair v. Manhattan Insurance Co., 112 Mass. 320, pany, 12 Gill & J. 468. A policy “on chair lumber the policy was "on stock of dry goods * contained in the two story frame building,” etc., contained in the frame building known as Hunt was held not to include chair lumber in the engineBuilding

as per plan filed.” The goods house, though connected by a platform with the insured were at the time in one store in said Hunt building Liebenstein v. Ætna Insurance Company, Building, which the plan filed showed to be divided | 45 INI. 303. into several stores. At the time of the loss the In Providence, etc., R. R. Company v. Yonkers Ins. goods were distributed through all the stores. Held, Company, 10 R. I. 74, the plaintiffs, the P. & W. R. that the words of the policy did not restrict the in- R. Co., procured insurance in the defendant insur sured to a particular part of the building, and that ance company, the policy of insurance containing the policy covered the loss.

the following proviso: “Provided, all the property In Farmers' Loan and Trust Co. v. Harmony Fire hereby insured is on premises owned or occupied by Insurance Co., 51 Barb. 33; affd., 41 N. Y. 619, the the Providence & Worcester Railroad Company, in plaintiffs as trustees effected an insurance" on any Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

* It matproperty belonging to the said trust company as ters not whether the property is in motion on the trustees and lessees as aforesaid, and on any property road, at rest, or in buildings.Hell, that by reason for which they may be liable, it matters not of what of this proviso the defendant insurance company the property may consist, nor where it may be, pro- was not liable for a loss occurring upon premises vided the property is on premises owned or occupied not used or occupied by the plaintiffs at the time of by the said trustees, and situate on their railroad the issuing of the policy, although so used and ocpremises in the city of Racine.” The plaintiffs as cupied by them at the time of the loss. such trustees owned and occupied a wharf to which In Bryce v. Lorillard Insurance Company, 55 N. Y. the cars came, and which was used in transferring 240; S. C., 14 Am. Rep. 249, the policy was on merfreight between boats and cars. Plaintiff's dredge chandise "contained in letter C, Patterson stores.” boat was burned while fast to this wharf, and the The “Patterson stores” constituted a warehouse court held that the loss was within the meaning of divided into sections by fire-proof walls, and were the policy. In Webb v. National Insurance Co., 2 designated by letters of the alphabet. The merSandf. 497, the policy was on timber in a ship-yard,

chandise was in fact in “ letter A” at the date of and the court admitted evidence that it was usual

the policy and of the loss. In an action to reform to keep such timber on the sidewalk, outside of, but

the policy on the ground of mistake, and to recover in the vicinity of the ship-yard, and that, such usage

the loss, it was held that the description of the being proved, the policy covered timber on the side- | locality of the insured goods was a warranty, and walk. So, when a policy covered “ furniture ”gen- that the defendants were not liable. erally in a house which was described, furniture stored in a garret and but rarely used was held to be included. Clark v. Firemen's Insurance Co., 18

RUFUS CHOATE. La. (O. S.) 431.

IX. On the other hand, in Elly Street Foundry v. HEN the Rev. A. P. Putnam, D. D., was about Camden Insurance Company, 1 Cliff. 300, the property to be insured was described as being in a build. I knowing that he was a native of Nanyers and that

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he proposed to remain for some time in the vicinity that a soul so sensitive and conservative, yet 80 of Mr. Choate's early dwelling-place, I asked him patriotic and unselfish as his must bave been

deeply in earnest, as he foresaw and dreaded the to keep in mind the subject to which these articles

conflict that was near at hand, and did all that he could have been devoted, and to favor me, at his conveni

to stay the storm. One of the ablest utterances I ever ence, with such impressions as occurred to him, and heard from him was, I think, his speech on the Judisuch facts as he might learn. I gratefully acknowl- ciary question, July 14, 1853, in the Massachusetts edge the kindly and generous spirit in which he has Convention, held during that year in Boston, for reviscomplied with the request, and take pleasure in

ing and amending the State Constitution. It was an placing his contributions before the readers of the

exceedingly powerful argument, and it was as cap

tivating in style and delivery as it was lofty and JOURNAL.

J. N.

irresistible in its logic. The hall of the House of RepBROOKLYN, Jan. 7, 1878. resentatives was crowded in floor and in gallery, and MY DEAR JUDGE:

the attention of all was riveted to the end. The I beg you to accept my thanks for the copies which peroration was a splendid tribute to the people of you have kindly sent to me of THE ALBANY LAW Massachusetts, and ended thus: “They have nothing JOURNAL, containing your exceedingly interesting and

timorous in them as touching the largest liberty. They timely articles illustrative of the life and character of

rather like the exhilaration of crowding sail on the Mr. Choate. I rejoice that your efforts to rescue so

noble old ship, and giving her to scud away before & much valuable testimony to his worth and so many

fourteen knot breeze; but they know, too, if the storm facts concerning his habits and history, before those, comes on to blow; and the masts go overboard; and who, from their personal friendship or acquaintance,

the gun deck is rolled under water; and the lee shore, are best qualified to furnish such material, have quite

edged with foam, thunders under her stern, that the passed off the stage, are so widely and gratefully ap.

sheet anchor and best bower then are every thing! preciated. Though a native of Danvers, where he

Give them good ground tackle, and they will carry her began the practice of the law, yet, while he was there,

round the world and back again till there shall be no I was too young to see and hear him as many of the more sea.” The effect of such a speech, with these older residents were wont to do. But I recall how fre- concluding words, may be better imagined than dequently he was a favorite theme of conversation with

scribed. Immediately as he finished it, he put on his my father, who was associated with him not a little in wraps, even though it was summer, and like some political and town affairs, and who had the greatest

mysterious personage walked out of the assembly, respect and admiration for his talents and virtues. followed by the gaze of the impressed and admiring After he removed from Salem to Boston, the charm of

multitude. the man and of his eloquence lingered long in the His judgment respecting one of the notable men of minds of all classes of people in Essex county, and

the Convention is interesting. The towns and cities stories of his early successes at the bar, and predictions

of the Commonwealth seemed to have vied with each of his brilliant future continued to be rife in and about

other in electing as members their leading statesmen, the scenes of his opening professional career. I well politicians, lawyers, jurists, scholars, authors, editremember how, on one occasion, when thirty or forty ors, teachers, reformers, clergymen, merchants, or years ago he came from Boston to Danvers to try a farmers. It was a very remarkable body of men, and case of local interest, a most eager desire to see him among them were Rufus Choate, Charles Sumner, was manifested by the villagers, who assembled about R. H. Dana, Jr., Marcus Morton, Otis P. Lord, Henry the hotel to witness his arrival, and then crowded into Wilson, Charles W. Upham, Benjamiu F. Butler, Wilthe hall to listen to his argument. I was myself but a liam Appleton, J. Thomas Stevenson, John C. Gray, boy in the thronged apartment, and have no very dis- Sidney Bartlett, N. P. Banks, Anson Burlingame, tinct recollection of what he said at the time, but I Charles Allen, Samuel A. Elliot, George N. Briggs, shall never lose the impression which his look, manner George S. Boutwell, Henry L. Dawes, F. B. Crowuin. and voice made upon me. In form, features and ex- shield, George S. Hillard, and many others of State, pression he was then the perfection of manly beauty, if pot National reputation. But Mr. Choate told a while he had already won an enviable fame as an orator friend of mine, who was a member from Roxbury, and advocate. Long afterward it fell to me to go to that the man who was the ruling genius of the body, the city to engage him for a lecture. I found him at most powerfully controlling its deliberations and shaphome, seated in a soft, comfortable arm-chair and suf- ing its proceedings, having the most thorough knowlfering severely from neuralgic pains in his head. The edge of all his associates, and being most fertile of brief interview is precious to me in memory, as well resources in adapting means to ends, always carrying because it was the only opportunity that was ever per- the whole business of the Convention in his mind, mitted me to exchange words with him, as because he ever watching his opportunity, and never failing to acseized the moment to pay a tender tribute of esteem complish his purpose – was Henry Wilson. Such testiand affection to one who had recently died and who mony from such authority, with regard to the "Natick was yet dearer to me than to himself. I always, how- Cobbler," giving him so proud a pre-eminence amidst ever, sought to hear him whenever it was announced the assembled wisdom of the State, was a tribute that he would speak iu public, and whenever it was indeed. possible for me to be present. Some of his later politi- While spending my summer vacation at Beverly a cal speeches found no response in one of my own anti- few months ago, I took the cars one day for Essex in slavery convictions, but there was magic in his spell, order to visit the spot where the great advocate was and there was also truth in the man. For, however born. On reaching the village, I went with a friend to questionable his reasoning may now seem, in view the head of the creek where the ship-builders launch especially of all that has since occurred in our their barks, and there joining two of Mr. Choate's national history, who can for a moment doubt nephews, Rufus and William, wo rowed together down

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the winding stream for about a couple of miles until at the north, the mountains of Maine and New Hampwe came to the small bay whose waters inclose the shire. Beyond the marshes and the village that lay island where he first saw the light and which is itself immediately at the west, he could see not a few of the shut in by the enfolding arms of the white sand towns and villages of Essex county, numbering many beaches that project from, or lie along the shore. The a glittering spire, and delight himself with a richly land on either side, as we had proceeded on our way, diversified and most pleasing landscape. Just at the was mostly level and marshy, but about midway on south-east the great cape extended its lofty ridge far our left it rose into a gentle swell, and was largely out toward the sea, while close along the nearer shore shaded by a noble growth of oaks, presenting a lovely lay various larger or smaller islands or sand-bars, with site for a summer residence. It was long a cherished their white cliffs and shining levels, washed on the one dream of Mr. Choate's — to which his biographer makes side by the waters of several rivers that poured down a passing allusion - that he should one day build him- their currents from the interior, and on the other by self a house here, where he might each year come and the waves of the ocean, whose vast expanse, broadenrest awhile from his arduous professional toils, and re

ing to the view, specked with sails, and fascinating fresh himself with the cool sea airs and the old famil

with its ever-changing hues, completed the circuit of ier scenes of his infancy and youth. Yet it was too

the range. In all this scenery there was a breadth and lonely a spot for the younger members of the family,

a variety, a certain lonely grandeur and perpetual revand the project was never realized. Also at the left,

elation, which, to one who was such an ardent lover of and within the little bay, is what is known as Dean's

nature, and who was so susceptible and imaginative as island. It is a small extent of land, covered with

Mr. Choate, could not have failed to possess for him trees and entirely uninhabited. One could easily be

an indescribable charm. lieve concerning it, that it was never the abode of any living creature. Mr. Choate was one day gliding past

We drank at the well from the “old oaken bucket,

the iron bound bucket," whose water was as cool and it, in company with the nephew who bears his dame,

reviving as that which at Salisbury, N. H., once evoked and was hearing the latter tell how he had visited the

from Mr. Webster, in bis old age, the fervent ejaculasilent and unfrequented spot. It was at a time when the cholera was raging in various parts of the country,

tion, “This water of my father's well; it is sweeter and was the subject of general and anxious remark,

than the nectar of the Gods." And then we entered and the uncle, affecting a great horror of the scourge,

the house, saw the room where the infant Rufus made said with a touch of his subdued yet jdelicious humor,

his advent, and the other apartments which have been “And Rufus, did you find any cholera there?"

so familiar to successive generations of his name, listThe island on which Mr. Choate was born is justening to many an interesting story of the lives of those opposite the mouth of the creek, and is separated from

who have there had their home. A fresh breeze had the mainland by a wide channel of water at high tide,

sprung up as we returned to our boat, and we were but may with some difficulty be reached with a horse

borne gaily up the stream down which we had been and wagon, when the tide is out. Its surface consists

rowed and took tea with the family of the late David

Choate at the homestead to which Rufus was taken of about three hundred acres, and the whole rises into a well-rounded eminence whose summit must be about

when au infant and which was from that time his

abode until he went forth into the wider world. It two hundred feet above the level of the water. Its bald, naked aspect is quite unrelieved by trees and

was pleasant to talk with such of the nearest relatives vegetation, except as the more southern slopes are

of the departed as are still living in Essex, hear them brought under some degree of cultivation by those who

speak of one of whom they are so justly proud, and occupy the three farm houses which are situated there.

see the memorials and keepsakes that tell of their love

for hiin. In one of these houses Rufus Choate was born, but when he was only six months old the family removed

Some of the early letters of Mr. Choate have come to to the village where he grew up to early manhood.

light since Prof. Brown published his Memoirs. These, The house is painted white, and has latterly re

in view of the fact that they were written, chiefly, in his ceived a piazza on the front, which faces the south.

school-day life, and in consideration of the paucity of J'be island has been in the possession of the Choate

such materials as illustrative of his history, may be refamily for seven generations. Its proper name

garded as of some interest and importance, though there is “ Choate islaud' - a name to which the facts

is nothing in them of very remarkable significance. I of its original and continued proprietorship well eu

was permitted to take them for a time and make such title it, and which is actually given to it in the maps of

use of them as I might see fit, and a few extracts from the Coast Survey. It is now the inheritance of the them may prove welcome to the readers of these pages nephew Rufus, and was bequeathed to him by his illus

as showing more fully his habits of study, his tastes and trious namesake. The uncle always turned to his

predilections, and his peculiarities of mind, in that birth place with fond affection, and was wont to go formative period of his life. It is possible that one or thither in the summers for a time, taking with him more of these letters may have been partly given in some books and friends. It is reasonable to suppose some form to the public before, but I am not aware that the spot and its surroundings must have exercised that such has really been the case, and I am told by his more influence upon his mind and character than those nephew that, as a whole, they are quite unknown bewho have written about him have been wont to trace. yond the immediate circle of his friends or relatives. Who can tell how much of the marvelous beauty of Some of them abound in fun and absurdities. Others his lost lecture on "The Romance of the Sea,” or how are thoughtful and sad. Nearly all of them indicate much of the pathos, or witchery, or eloquence, of many an original cast of mind, an earnest love of knowledge, another of his productions, must have been due to and a strong determination to conquer, with a tender what, in youth as in maturer life, he thus often saw and ardent affection for his home and the dear ones and felt there at his “native isle." From the brow who were there. of the bil' he could discern in clear weather, far away The first is dated June 17th, 1815, and was written to

his brother David from Hampton, N. H., where he was Greek. Two years would make a thorough scholar out fitting himself at an academy to enter college.

He

of any thing, and if this college should fail the more he refers at the outset to a charge which he had received must study to enter at Cambridge.” He says he has from the "combined powers," or "the folks," at home' paid Mrs. D. for his board, has “ discharged all debts" that he should write immediately " a long, solid letter." and has some left," but, as certain, necessary exThen he proceeded thus : “ Did you ever see a defini- penses will soon absorb what little money remains to tion of the word 'solid'? If not, I will give you one him, he half sportively adds, “I don't know what from Bailey's Dictionary. “Solid (F. Solide, L. Soli- more to write, but suppose in about a month you send dus), massive, hard, firm, strong, real, substantial, me a little money!" And again, “I will now close, sound, lasting.' How," he asks,“ can I build a

requesting you to write immediately and pay the solid letter,' then, with such materials as these, viz. : postage. thin paper, no bigger than a 4% penny, shallow On November 3, 1816, he again writes from Hanover brain, and no life at all ?" Instantly he dashes off into a to David, who had evidently been very sick : “ My straiu of bombast, interspersed with quotations about dear brother: My feelings on receiving another letter the storms and desolations of winter and the sunshine from you I shall not pretend or attempt to describe. and loveliness of the season that has succeeded, suggest. You can conceive with what anxiety I was waiting ing that it may all serve to “fill up ” what he evidently news from home and the joy I must have felt in recogmeans as a sort of burlesque of the thing his family nizing your well-known hand-the hand indeed of one. have asked for. Toward the end of the letter he as you observe, “almost literally raised from the dead. writes that he has begun the De Oratore, and hopes How grateful ought we both to feel. And if I know soon to be “fit.” But he depends much on spending a any thing of myself, I do feel so. These gloomy foremonth or two at home "before the Dartmouth · Scrape' bodings that distracted my waking hours, and the comes on." He is now in the sixteenth year of his dreams tbat haunted my sleep, have now left me, and age.

I can think of home without its appearing dreary and Then there is another of these letters from Hampton, melancholy; but I will only add, "My heart's desire is, dated July 20th, of the same year, and addressed also that the cure may be perfected.'—Respecting my own to his brother David, in which he debates the question, situation, I would tell you that it is in the highest in lawyer-like fashion, whether he shall go home before degree pleasant. My room is good and room-mato the end of the quarter, the disputants being Rufus agreeable, and our fellow students in the house, seven &1." The reasons for his going prevail. "The die is in number, mostly seniors, friendly and familiar. cast." He says, “I want some time for relaxation and Compared with last term, my eyes are well, though I delivery from purgatory previous to besetting Dart- do not attempt studying evenings, this circumstance mouth College."

rendering application in the day time necessary. I He entered college in the summer of 1815, and in a have too much neglected exercise and my head suffers letter written from Hanover and dated December 5, for it. Since conversing, however, with Dr. Mussey, 1815, he gives an account of his expenses, which cer- I have altered my habits and regularly exercise once a taivly were small enough, and arranges with his day. The instruction we enjoy is most excellent. brother for a visit home early in January. He adds: Pres. Brown bears us in Horace and Prof. Shurtleff in “Only about ten or twelve of my class remain. The Algebra, and it is our own fault if we do not make rest have taken schools. How thankful ought I to be suitable advances. By abridging hours of recreation, that I am not obliged to resort to this for assistance. I have made myself master of the French grammar and We who remain have a chance to improve in the lau- read, without a translation, one or two pages in the guages particularly,"

original of Telemachus as an exercise every morning. Early in the following March he had returned to We have a task assigned the class of rather a singular Dartmouth and writes to David, “Should I have my nature, and such a one as will, with difficulty, be well health, my acquirements ought to be great. Whether performed: it is the rendering into English poetry one the measles are hauging about me or not is uncertain. of the Odes of Horace, and this, with two or three I feel rather unwell, but a few days will decide. Re- other exercises which fall upon us, will, I fear, oblige specting the affairs of the college, every thing is at me to hurt my eyes by application in the evening. I present in dread uncertainty. A storm seems to be forgot to observe, when speaking of instruction, that gathering, the sky lowers and ere long may burst on Prof. Adams corrects our compositions." the present government of the college. What the Yet again he writes from Hanover to David, under event may be, time will discover. If the State (and date of Dec. 16, 1816: “I have been unavoidably prethere is no doubt of it) be Democratic, a revolution vented, till this moment, from answering your last, will take place. Probably President Brown will be and expressing my joy at its contents. You will be dismissed. In that case the college will fall. However, sorry to hear what I have to tell you, respecting affairs say nothing--all may yet be well, aud if not, we are of the college. Intelligence has just reached us, that not to blame."

“The class is ambitious, and another act has passed both branches of the Legislato be among the first, in one which is pronounced the ture and become a law, authorizing uine of the new best in college, will be an arduous undertaking. Good trustees only to do business, a number which it is suphealth will be absolutely necessary for a candidate." posed can very easily at any time be assembled. That

“These hints about health may make you un- this body will convene immediately, perhaps before easy, but you must not mind it. I siucerely hope to

the end of the term, and remove the whole of the presbe able to study hard, but shall never injure myself in ent government of the college, and supply their places that way. I suppose Washington* is getting through

with men of their own party, is what the best amongst with the Reader. He must attend closely to Latin and us confidently expect. The situation of the institution

is, you perceive, critical in the extreme: “Consternation *A younger brother who was boru January 17, 1803, and turns the good man pale.' You may judge better of died during his senior year at college.

the singular state of the college, and of the coufusion

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