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CONTENTS



Letters Written by Daniel Webster

Abbott, Rev. BENJAMI^f. Sept. 3, 1835, p. 12.
Adams, William. April 13, 1842, p. 118.
Adams, Rev. William. Jan. 12, 1851, p. 412.

ApPLETON, S. a. March i8, 1849, p. 307.

ASHBURTON, Lord. July 25, 1842, p. 140; April 28, 1843, p. 190.

Bacon, Amos. April 8, 1852, p. 521.
Bellas, Hugh, and Others. Aug. 30, 1844, p- 193-
Berrien, John M. Jan. 14, 1842, p. 112.
Bingham, James Hervey. Aug. 24, 1835, p. 10.

BlaTCHFORD, R. M. April 29, 1846, p. 222 i May 3, 1846, p. 225 ;
Dec. 7, 1847, p. 262 ; March 28, 1848, p. 275 ; July 12, 1848, p. 280 ;
Sept. 18, 1848, p. 285 i Sept. 20, 1848, p. 286 ; Oct. 1, 1848, p. 287 ;
Oct. 4, 1848, p. 288 i Oct. 6, 1848, p. 288 ; Jan. 22, 1849, p. 292;
Feb. I, 1849, P- *94> Feb. 3, 1849, p. 294; Feb. 4, 1849, P- ^95;
Feb. 10, 1849, p. 297; Feb. 15, 1849, P- *99 i March 11, 1849,
p. 305; March 18, 1849, p. 308; May 6, 1849, p. 322; May 22,
1849, P- 3^5 i July '7> 1849, p. 328 ; July 18, 1849, p. 329 ; July 19,
1849, p. 330; Aug. 5, 1849, p. 330; Aug. 7, 1849, p. 331 ; Aug. 8,

1849, P- 332; Aug. 8, 1849, p. 334; Aug. 10, 1849, P- 334; Aug.
12, 1849, p. 337; Aug. 15, 1849, p. 339; Aug., 1849, p. 340;
Aug. 30, 1849, p. 341 ; Sept. 5, 1S49, P- 3+» i Oct. 25, 1849,
P- 344- i July 21, 185°. P- 378; Oct. 23, 1850, p. 396; Nov. 3,

1850, p. 399 ; Dec. 10, 1850, p. 406 ; Jan. 5, 1851, p. 410 ; March 9,

1851, p. 421 ; March 12, 1851, p. 421 ; March 28, 1851, p. 426;
April 13, 1851, p. 428 ; April 15, 1851, p. 431 ; April 27, 1851,
p. 435; April 29, 1851, p. 436; April 30, 1851, p. 437; May,
1851, p. 438 ; May i, 1851, p. 439 ; May 4, 1851, p. 441 ; May 5,
1851, p. 442 i May II, 1851, p. 443 ; June 22, 1851, p. 445 ; Aug. 4,
1851, p. 458 ; Aug., 1851, p. 463; Aug. 23, 1851, p. 464; Aug. 25,
1851, p. 466 ; Aug. 26, 1851, p. 466 ; Aug. 31, 1851, p. 468 ; Sept.
15, 1851, p. 471 ; Sept. 26, 1851, p. 473 ; Sept. 27, 1851, p. 473 ;
Nov. 7, 1851, p. 483 ; Nov. 12, 1851, p. 485 j Dec. iS, 1851, p. 495 ;
Dec. 30, 1851, p. 501 ; Dec. 31, 1851, p. 502 ; Jan. 11, 1852, p. 504 ;
Feb. 12, 1852, p. 507; March 22, 1852, p. 518; Aug. 23, 1852,
p. 550; Aug. 24, 1852, p. 550; Sept. 29, 1S52, p. 555.

Boutwell, George S. Sept. 22, 1S51, p. 472 ; Oct. 16, 1S51, p. 479.



vi Contents

Coffin, Mr. June n, 1840, p. 82.

Colby, Mr. Nov. h, 1850, p. 402.

Crampton, John P". T. July 17, 1852, p. 539.

CuRsoN, George S. Feb. 7, 1843, p. 166.

Curtis, Edward. June 3, 1839, p- 4^ > J"n« '*> '839, p. 48 ; July 4,

1839, p. 55 J Oct. 3, 1840, p. 88 ; Oct. 10, 1840, p. 89 ; Oct. 17,

1840, p. 90 ; Oct. 5, 1842, p. 151 ; Dec. 16, 1843, p. 178 ; Nov. 6,
1844, p. 194; July 3, 1845, p. 208; Aug. 13, 1845, p. 2IO ; Monday
morning, 1845, p. 211 ; Oct. 3, 1845, p. 211 ; May 6, 1847, p. 243 ;
Oct. 27, 1847, p. 261 ; March 24, 1849, p. 31 1 ; May 15, 1849, p. 324 ;
Aug. 15, 1849, p. 338 j Jan. 25, 1850, p. 351 ; 1850, p. 372 ; 1850,
p. 373 i June 16, 1S50, p. 373 ; Oct. 24, 1850, p. 397 ; 1851, p. 439 ;
July 16, 1852, p. 538.

Curtis, Mrs. Edward. May 4, 1842, p. 125 ; May 26, 1842, p. 129 ;

Aug. 10, 1842, p. 142; May 10, 1843, p. 172 i July 30, 1846, p. 232.

Davis, Isaac P. June 24, 1839, p. 50 ; July 31, 1839, p. 61 ; June 26,
1842, p. 133.

Davis, John. April 16, 1842, p. 119.

Dehon, William. Nov. 28, 1848, p. 289.

Denny, Harmar, and Others. Nov. 20, 1835, p. 12.

Dickinson, Daniel S. Sept. 27, 1850, p. 392.

Everett, Edward. April, 1834, p. 5 ; April 26, 1834, p. 6; Feb.

20, 1835, p. 9 ; Jan. 26, 1836, p. 17 ; May 7, 1836, p. 19 ; Jan. 31,
1837, p. 24 ; Jan. 17, 1839, p. 42 ; June 12, 1839, p. 50 ; Oct. 16,

1839, p. 71 ; Feb. 16, 1840, p. 755 March 18, 1840, p. 77; May 24,

1840, p. 81 ; Feb. 2, 1841, p. 99 ; July 24, 1841, p. 105 ; July 28,

1841, p. 106; Jan. 29, 1842, p. 113; April 25, 1842, p. 120; April
26, 1842, p. 124; May 31, 1842, p. 131 ; Nov. 28, 1842, p. 153;
March 20, 1843, P- '7° i May 12, 1843, p. 173 ; Jan. 29, 1844, p. 179 ;
Feb. 26, 1845, p. 201 5 Feb. 5, 1846, p. 217; Aug. 28, 1848, p. 284;
Nov. 28, 1848, p. 289 ; April 6, 1849, p. 313 ; Aug. 20, 1849, p. 339 ;
Feb. 16, 1850, p. 355 i Jan. 8, 1851, p. 411 ; Jan. 21, 1851, p. 413 ;
Feb. 3, 1851, p. 414; Feb. 3, 1S51, p. 415 ; Feb. 4, 1851, p. 416 ;
Feb. 8, 1851, p. 418 ; March 21, 1851, p. 425 ; May 6, 1851, p. 442 ;
Sept. 27, 1851, p. 473 ; Oct. 18, i85i,p. 480; Oct. 30, 1851, p. 482 ;
July 21, 1852, p. 542.

Fillmore, Millard. Sept. 19, 1850, p. 390; Oct. 3, 1850, p. 394;

Oct. 14, 1850, p. 394 ; Nov. 5, 1850, p. 400 ; Nov. 13, 1850, p. 402 ;
Feb. 3, 1851, p. 416 ; April 15, i85i,p. 428 ; April 29, 1851, p. 437 ;
May 29, 1851, p. 444; July 20, 1851, p. 449 ; July 21, 1851, p. 451 ;
July 23, 1851, p. 452 ; Aug. I, 1851, p. 456 ; Aug. 5, 1851, p. 459 j
Aug. 6, 1851, p. 461 ; Aug. 10, 1851, p. 462 ; Aug. 19, 1851,
p. 463 ; Sept. 8, 1851, p. 469 i Sept. 28, 1851, p. 474; Oct. 4, 1851,
p. 475 j Oct. II, 1851, p. 476 ; Oct. II, 1851, p. 477 ; Oct. 12, 1 85 1,
p. 477; Oct. 22, 185J, p. 482; Nov. 24, 1851, p. 488; Nov. 24,
1851, p. 489 j Nov. 25, 1851, p. 490 ; Nov. 27, 1851, p. 491 ; Dec,
1851, p. 491 ; Dec. 3, 1851 (two letters), p. 492 ; Dec. 3, 1851, p. 493 ;
Dec. s, 1851, p. 493 i Dec. 8, ,1851, p. 493 ; Dec. 15, 1851, p. 494;



Contents vii

Dec. i8, 1851, p. 494; Dec. 23, 1851, p. 496; Dec. 30, 1851 (two
letters), p. 501 ; Jan. 7, 1852, p. 503 ; Jan. 27, 1852, p. 506 ; Feb. 16,
1852, p. 508 ; Feb. 25, 1852, p. 510; March 18, 1852, p. 517; March
19, 1852, p. 517; April 17, 1852, p. 523; April 20, 1852, p. 524;
April 22, 1852, p. 525 ; May 9, 1852, p. 528 ; May 12, 1852, p. 529 ;
May 19, 1852, p. 531 i May 24, 1852, p. 532 ; July 13, 1852, p. 535 ;
July 13, 1852, p. 536 i July 13, 1852, p. 537 i July 17, 1852, p. 539;
July 21, 1852, p. 541 j July 24, 1852, p. 543 i July 25, 1852, p. 543 ;
July 26, 1852, p. 544; July 30, 1852, p. 545; July 31, 1852, p. 546 ;
Aug. 1, 1852, p. 547 ; Aug. 21, 1852, p. 550 ; Sept. 12, 1852, p. 552 ;
Sept. 16, 1852, p. 553; Sept. 28, 1852, p. 554; Sept. 30, 1852,
p. 555 ; Oct. 4, 1852, p. 556 ; Oct. 8, 1852, p. 557 ; Oct. 15, 1852,
p. 558; Oct. 17, 1852 (two letters), p. 559; Oct. 18, 1852, p. 560.

FuRNEss, Rev. Mr. Feb. 15, 1850, p. 353.
Gray, F. C. May n, 1841, p. 102.
Haddock, Rev. C. B. March 9, 1844, p. 304.

Hall, J. PrESCOTT. Feb. 4, 1839, p. 43 ; March 19, 1849, P- 3°9 i
Feb. 22, 1852, p. 508.

Harrison, William Henry. Dec. n, 1840, p. 93.

Harvey, Peter. April 5, 1846, p. 221 ; June 16, 1849, p- 3^8 ; Nov.,
1849, p. 348 ; Jan. 27, 1850, p. 352 ; Feb. 22, 1850, p. 356 ; March
28, 1850, p. 363; April 7, 1850, p. 364; April 15, 1850, p. 365;
May II, 1850, p. 368 ; May 19, 1850, p. 370 ; July 21, 1850, p. 378 ;
Aug. 7, 1850, p. 382 ; Sept. 10, 1850, p. 385 ; Sept. 13, 1850, p. 388 ;
Sept. 16, 1850, p. 389 ; April 7, 1851, p. 427 ; May 9, 1851, p. 443 ;
Sept. 13, 1851, p. 470 ; Nov. 27, 1851, p. 490.

Haven, Franklin. Feb. 2., 1846, p. 216 ; April 2, 1846, p. 221 ;

April 18, 1849, p. 314; June 15, 1849, p. 327; Oct. 23, 1849, p. 345 ;
Oct. 28, 1849, p. 345 ; Jan. 24, 1850, p. 350; April i, 1850, p. 364;
May 18, 1850, p. 369 ; June 19, 1850, p. 374 ; July 11, 1850, p. 376 ;
July 12, 1850, p. 376 ; July 16, 1850, p. 377 ; July 25, 1850, p. 379 ;
Sept. 12, 1850, p. 386; Sept. 27, 1850, p. 390; 1851, p. 438; June
22, 1851, p. 445; Aug. 27, 1851, p. 467; Nov. 27, i85i,p. 490;
Dec. 23, 1851, p. 497 ; March 1, 1852, p. 510 ; March, 1852, p. 513 ;
July 7, 1852, p. 534; July 31, 1852, p. 546.

Hawes, Richard. Jan. 17, 1852, p. 505.

HeALEY, J. P. Feb. 1, 1844, p. 180.

Hitchcock, Rev. Calvin. March 17, 1850, p. 359.

Hurd, Carlton, and Others. Aug. 25, 1842, p. 147.

Holmes, William. Oct., 1851, p. 479.

Jaudon, Samuel. Jan. 13, 1839, p. 41 ; March 29, 1839, p. 44; Aug.

21, 1839, p. 62 ; Sept. I, 1839, p. 66 ; March 29, 1840, p. 79 ; June 23,
1840, p. 87 ; Jan. 7, 1841, p. 97 ; April 14, 1852, p. 522.

Kelley, William, and Others. June 4, 1838, p. 35.

KeTCHUM, Hiram. Feb. 20, 1837, p. 27 ; Feb. 24, 1837, p. 29 ; Jan.
15, 1838, p. 33 ; June 24, 1839, p. 52 ; July 5, 1839, p. 57 ; July 23,
1839, p. 58 ; July 31, 1839, p. 61 ; Aug. 29, 1839, p. 65 ; Sept. 20,



viii Contents

1839, p. 69 ; Dec. 18, 1840, p. 95 ; Aug. 22, 1S41, p. 109 ; Sept. 10,
1S41, p. 110; Feb. 14, 1844, p. '84; undated letter, p. 184; May 16,
1844, p. 193 ; July 21, 1848, p. 283.

Lathrop, F. S., and Others. Nov. 14, 1850, p. 404.

LivERMORE, Arthur. Oct. n, 1849, p. 343.

Lee, Mrs. Eliza Buckminster. March 12, 1834, p. 4; May s,

1848, p. 277 ; May 25, 1849, p. 326 ; May 29, 1849, p. 326.

Lindsley, Mrs. Sept. 6, 1839, p- 67-

March, Charles. Jan. 17, 1846, p. 214; Feb. 5, 1849, p. 297 ; Feb.

IS. 1849, p. 298; Jan. 10, 1850, p. 349; Nov. 13, 1851, p. 487 ;

April 27, 1852, p. 527.

Mason, Jeremiah. Aug. 21, 1842, p. 146 ; May 8, 1848, p. 278.
Merrill, Thomas A, Jan. 10, 1851, p. 411.
Mills, James K. July 24, 1846, p. 230.

MiNTURN, R. B. April 10, 1852, p. 521.

Morgan, Mr. Feb. 7, 1843, p. 167.

Nesmith, Mr. Jan. 3, 1851, p. 409.

Noah, M. M. Nov. 9, 1849, p- 3+7-

Paige, James William. Feb. 3, 1837, p. 26 ; Sept. 14, 1838, p. 40 ;
Nov., 1843, p. 176; March 26, 1844, p. 187; Nov., 1844, p. 194;
Wednesday evening, 1845, P- 2°9 i ^^c- 25. '851, p. 499 ; March 27,
1852, p. 519.

Paige, Mrs. James William. April 27, 1834, p. 7 ; Feb. 2, 1840,
p. 73 ; Dec. 13, 1840, p. 94; Aug. 22, 1841, p. 108 5 Aug. 23, 1842,
p. 146; Nov. 18, 1842, p. 152; Nov. 28, 1842, p. 156; Sept. 18,
1843, p. 174; March 27, 1844, P- "85; March 26, 1844, p. 186;
Sept., 1844, p. 195 ; Jan. 5, 1846, p. 213 ; April 29, 1847, p. 240 ;
May 9, 1847, p. 244 ; May 13, 1847, p. 249 ; May 15, 1847, p. 252 ;
Jan. 10, 1848, p. 265 ; Jan. 31, 1848, p. 267 ; Feb. 14, 1848, p. 270;
Sunday morning, 1848, p. 282 ; Thanksgiving morning, 1848, p. 289 ;
April 21, 1849, p. 315 ; April 23, 1849, p. 318 ; Dec. 29, 1850,
p. 408.

Paine, Elijah. March 23, 1842, p. 118.

Peck, Mr. Jan. n, 1838, p. 31.

Perkins, Dr. Feb. 18, 1849, p. 301.

Perry, Aaron F. June 10, 1848, p. 279 ; Feb. 22, 1849, p. 302.

PlUMER, William, Jr. March 7, 1842, p. 116; March 2, 1846, p. 220;
Feb. 14, 1851, p. 419.

Porter, Dr. John. Feb. 23, 1849, p. 302.

Pratt, Mr. Oct. m, 1851, p. 480.

Putnam, Rev. Dr. June 16, 1852, p. 534.

Randall, Josiah, and Others. Nov. 14, 1850, p. 403.

Richards, William M., and Others. March 21, 1S51, p. 423.



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Rogers, Samuel. Feb. lo, 1840, p. 74; May 25, 1840, p. 82 ; June

14, 1847, p. 258; Sept. X, 1852, p. 551.
Sanborn, Edwin D. Aug. 5, 1851, p. 460.
Sanford, Rev. Mr. Aug. 25, 1852, p. 551.

Sears, David. Dec. 18, 1843, p. 178 ; Feb. 5, 1844, p. 182 ; Jan. 17,

1846, p. 215.
Sewall, Rev. Mr. July 19, 1852, p. 540.
SiLSBEE, Nathaniel. Nov. 15, 1836, p. 22.
Smith, George G., and Others. April 15, 1851, p. 429.

Stuart, Professor Moses. 1841, p. m ; April 30, 1850, p. 367 ;
June 3, 1850, p. 371 i Aug. lo, 1850, p. 383.

Sullivan, William. Feb. 23, 1835, p. 9.

Tappan, James. July 20, 1852, p. 541.

Taylor, John. Dec. 6, 1847, p. 262 ; Jan. 28, 1848, p. 266; May 28,

1848, p. 278 j July 13, 1848, p. 281 ; Jan. 19, 1849, P- ^9^ i Feb. 15,

1849, p. 299 ; Feb. 16, 1849, p. 301 ; March 9, 1849, p. 305; March
17, 1849, p. 307 i March 19, 1849, P' 3°9i March 23, 1849, P- 3'°j
Jan. 19, 1850, p. 349; March 17, 1850, p. 358; Nov. 28, 1850,
p. 405 ; March 18, 1851, p. 423 ; April 23, 1851, p. 434; April 30,
1851, p. 438; July 29, i85i,p. 455 ; March 13, 1852, p. 513 ; March
17, 1852, p. 515 ; April 2T, 1852, p. 524; April 26, 1852, p. 526.

Thomas, Nathaniel Ray. May n, 1838, p. 36; July 3, 1839,

P- S3-
Thompson, Waddy. Feb. 7, 1843, p. 165.

TiCKNOR, George. Aug. 21, 1839, p. 63 ; March 22, 1847, p. 235 ;
March 17, 1850, p. 358.

Ticknor, Mrs. George. March 13, 1848, p. 274.

TiSDALE, Samuel T. Aug. 2, 1851, p. 457.

Todd, Colonel Charles S. Nov. 6, 1851, p. 483.

Tyler, John. Aug. 24, 1842, p. 146; April 18, 1844, p. 189.

Vose, Charles L., and Others. April 13, 1850, p. 362.

Ward, T. W. Sept. 17, 1852, p. 554.

Warren, Dr. John C. Dec. 7, 1850, p. 406.

Webster, Mrs. Caroline Le Roy. Jan., 1834, p. 3 ; Jan. i,

1836, p. 14; Sunday evening, 1836, p. 18; March 19, 1840, p. 78;
Aug. 8, 1841, p. 107 ; Aug. 21, 1841, p. 109.

Webster, Master Daniel. Feb. 10, 1845, p. 198 j March 6, 1848,
p. 272.

Webster, Edward. April 22, 1837, p. 30; Sept. 21, 1838, p. 40;
May 18, 1S39, p. 46 J April 11, 1847, p. 237; Sept. 27, 1S47, p. 260.

Webster, Fletcher. Jan. 15, 1836, p. 16; June 15, 1836, p. 20;

June 25, 1836, p. 20 ; Aug. ii, 1836, p. 21 ; March 5, 1840, p. 76 ;
May 16, 1841, p. 104 ; May 21, 1842, p. 128 ; July 3, 1842, p. 135 ;



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Contents



Sept. 23, 1842, p. 149 ; Oct. 2, 1842, p. 150 ; Nov. 8, 1842, p. 152 ;
Dec. I, 1842, p. 157 i April i, 1844, p. 187 ; Feb. 28, 1845, p. 202 ;
March 11, 1845, p. 203 ; March 13, 1845, p. 205 ; Jan. 11, 1846,
p. 213; Jan. 17, 1846, p. 214 ; June 10, 1846, p. 230 ; July 27, 1846,
p. 231 ; March 4, 1847, p. 234 ; April 25, 1847, p. 238 ; Mays, 1847,
p. 242; May 10, 1847, p. 245 j May 12, 1847, p. 249 ; May 23, 1847,
p. 254 ; May 26, 1847, p. 25s ; June 11, 1847, p. 256 ; June 12, 1847,
p. 257 j July 1, 1847, p. 259 ; July 5, 1847, p. 259 ; Aug. 17, 1847,
p. 260 J Jan. 29, 1848, p. 266 ; Jan. 31, 1848, p. 268 ; Feb. 4, 1848,
p. 26S J Feb. 10, 1848, p. 269; Feb. 23, 1848, p. 271 ; March 12,
1848, p. 273 j March 15, 1848, p. 275 ; June, 1848, p. 279 ; June 20,
1848, p. 279 J July, 1848, p. 281 ; July 19, 1848, p. 282 ; Dec, 1848,
p. 290; May 2, 1849, p. 321 J May, 1849, p. 322; June 16,1849,
p. 327; Aug. 25, 1849, P- ^84; March 31, 1850, p. 363 ; April 18,
1850, p. 366 i April, 1850, p. 366 j July 23, 1S50, p. 379 ; Oct. 2,
1850, p. 394; Oct. 24, 1850, p. 396; March 12, 1851, p. 421;
June, 1851, p. 375; June 27, 1851, p. 446; July 24, 1851, p. 454;
April 24, 1852, p. 525 i June 2, 1852, p. 533 ; July 14, 1852, p. 537.

Webster, Mrs. Fletcher. Dec. 24, 1842, p. 162 ; Dec, 1843,

p. 177 ; Monday, 1844, p. 179 ; Feb. 5, 1844, p. 181 ; March 6, 1849,
p. 304; May 7, 1849, p. 324; May 20, 1851, p. 444; April 15, 1852,
p. 523 ; July 26, 1852, p. 544.

Webster, Julia (Mrs. Appleton). Feb. 14, 1848, p. 269.

Webster, Mary Ann (Mrs. Sanborn). Nov. 15, 1843, P- '^n-

Welch, Mr. June lo, 1847, p. 255.

Weston, Seth. Aug. 29, 1835, p. n; Feb. z, 1838, p. 33 ; Jan. 5,
1 842, p. hi; Feb. i8, 1842, p. 115; Feb. 26,1 842, p. 115; June 1 6,
1842, p. 132 ; June 30, 1842, p. 134 ; July 15, 1842, p. 138 ; July 16,
1842, p. 139; July 23, 1842, p. 139 ; Aug. i, 1842, p. 142 ; Aug. 18,
1842, p. 144; Aug. 20, 1842, p. 145 ; Nov. 24, 1842, p. 153 ; Dec. 8,

1842, p. 158 ; Jan. 27, 1843, p. 164 ; March 2, 1843, p. 167 ; March 6,

1843, p. 168 ; March iz, 1843, p. 169 ; Nov. i, 1843, p. 175 ; Jan. 28,
1845, p. 197; Feb. 5, 184s, P- 197; Feb. 20, 1845, P- '99 5 Feb. 22,
1845, p. 201; March 12, 1845, p. 205; May 13, 1845, p. 206;
May 15, 1845, p. 207 ; Feb. 18, 1846, p. 217 ; Aug. 10, 1846, p. 233 ;
March 10, 1847, p. 234 ; March 28, 1847, p. 236 ; March 29, 1847,
p. 237 ; May 10, 1847, p. 246 ; Feb. 10, 1848, p. 269.

Whipple, John. May 9, 1842, p. 127.

WiNTHROP, Robert C. Jan. 27, 1837, p. 23 ; Jan. 31, 1837, p. 25 ;
Feb. 15, 1837, p. 27 ; Feb. 22, 1837, p. 28 ; Dec. 16, 1844, p. 195 ;
Dec. 21, 1844, p. 196; May 2, 1846, p. 223; June, 1850, p. 372;
Sept. 18, 1850, p. 389.

WiNTHROP, Robert C, and Others. Feb. 23, 1837, p. 28.
Wright, Daniel. April 17, 1844, p. 188 ; Feb. 27, 1846, p. 219.
Wright, Porter. April 18, 1846, p. 222; Aug. 6, 1846, p. 233;

Dec. 14, 1848, p. 290 ; Feb. i, 1849, p. 293 ; Feb. 12, 1849, p. 298 ;
March 22, 1849, p. 310; March 28, 1849, p. 311; April 4, 1849,
p. 312; April 10, 1849, p. 313; April 12, 1849, p. 314; April 29,
1849, p. 321 ; Nov. 29, 1849, p. 348 ; Jan. lo, 1850, p. 349 ; Jan. 23,



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1850, p. 350; Feb. 17, 1850, p. 355; March 16, 1850, p. 357;
March 19, 1850, p. 360; April 10, 1850, p. 365; May 13, 1850,
p. 368 ; June 19, 1850, p. 375 ; Dec. 7, 1850, p. 405 ; Dec. 19, 1850,
p. 407; Jan. 2, 1851, p. 4095 Feb. 16, 1851, p. 4205 March 27,

1851, p. 426 i 1851, p. 427 ; April 21, 1851, p. 431 ; April 27, 1851,
p. 435 ; Aug. II, 1851, p. 462; Aug. 26, 1851, p. 466; Aug. 27,
1 85 1, p. 46S j Nov. 9, 1 85 1, p. 484 ; Nov. 12, 1851, p 485 ; Nov. 13,

1851, p. 486 ; Dec. 20, 1851, p. 495 ; Dec. 24, 1851, p. 498 ; Dec.
29, 1851, p. 499; Jan. 16, 1852, p. 504; Jan. 30, 1852, p. 506;
Feb. 12, 1852, p. 507; March 5, 1852, p. 511 ; March 22, 1852,
p. 518 ; April 3, 1852, p. 520 ; April 10, 1852, p. 522 ; May i, 1852,
p. 527; June 13, 1852, p. 534; Aug. 10, 1852, p. 548; Aug. 20,

1852, p. 549.



Letters to Daniel Webster
Appleton, Mrs. Julia Webster. Dec. n, 1S40, p. 91; Dec. 28,

1847, p. 264; Feb. 26, 1848, p. 271.

Armstrong, Samuel T. March 12, 1850, p. 357.

ASHBURTON, Lord. Dec. 3, 1842, p. 157 ; Jan. z, 1843, p. 162.

Bingham, James Hervey. Feb. 24, 1849, P- 3°3-

Croes, Robert B. July 15, 1851, p. 450.

Curtis, Edward. Jan. 21, 1851, p. 414.

Dickinson, Daniel S. Oct. 5, 1850, p. 393.

DwiGHT, Theodore. June 18, 1838, p. 38.

Fillmore, Millard. Oct. 1, 1852, p. 555; Oct. 13, 1852, p. 558.

Hall, Samuel. Aug. n, 1849, p. 336.

Harrison, William Henry. Dec. 1, 1840, p. 90 ; Dec. 27, 1840,

p. 97.
Henshaw, David. April 21, 1851, p. 432.
Holmes, William. Oct. 14, 1851, p. 478.

JaRVES, DeMING. Aug. 17, 1850, p. 384.

Johnson, R. M. June n, 1840, p. 87.

Kelley, William, and Others. April, 183S, p. 34.

Kent, James. Dec. 21, 1842, p. 160; Nov. n, 1845, p- ^i^-

Lee, Mrs. Eliza Buckminster. May i, 1848, p. 276; March 16,

1849, p. 306.
LivERMORE, Arthur. Oct. 5, 1849, p. 343.

M. Mr. Oct. 18, 1851, p. 481.

Mason, Jeremiah. Aug. 28, 1S42, p. 148.
Meacham, Thomas S. Dec. 8, 1835, p. 14.
McGaw, Jacob. Feb. 6, 1851, p. 417.
Mills, John. July 28, 1842, p. 140.



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Noah, M. M. Oct. 31, 1849, p. 346.

Paine, Elijah. March 9, 184a, p. 116.

Richards, William M., and Others. Feb. 14, 1S51, p. 419-

Taylor, John. March 15, 1851, p. 422; April 28, 1851, p. 436;
May 2, 1851, p. 440 ; Nov. i6, 1851, p. 488 ; Dec. 24, 1851, p. 497 >
Dec. 31, 1851, p. 502.

Thomas, C. H. Aug. 6, 1850, p. 380.

VeNABLES, a. W. June 7, 1850, p. 371.

VosE, Charles L., and Others. March 28, 1850, p. 361.

Ward, T. W. Sept. 16, 1852, p. 553.

Webster, Edward. Dec. 20, 1847, p. 264.

Weston, Seth. Jan. 16, 1842, p. 113; Dec. 18, 1842, p. 159.

White, Stephen. Jan. 26, 1840, p. 72.

Wright, Porter. Sept. 4, 1S48, p. 284; Nov. 24, 1851, p. 489;

March 8, 1852, p. 511.

Miscellaneous
Samuel T. Tisdale to Fletcher Webster. June 21, 1853,

P- 457-

G. J. Abbot to Millard Fillmore. Oct. 21, 1852, p. 560;

Oct. 23, 1852, p. 561 ; Oct. 25, 1852, p. 561.

Memorandum. London Prices of Matters of Every-

Day Life, July 30, 1839 . . ■. 60

Memorandum, written at the Dictation of Mr.
Webster by Mr. Blatchford at Franklin, Octo-
ber 29, 1850 398



Index to Private Correspondence 567

Chronological List of the Writings and Speeches
of Daniel Webster embraced in the National
Edition 579



List of Illustrations

VOLUME EIGHTEEN
The Webster Monument, in Central Park, New York Frontispiece

Engraved by J. A. J. Wilcox, from a photograph

Mr. Webster's Home at Green Harbor, Marshfield Engraved Title

From an etching by W. H. W. BickncU, after a photograph

Caroline Le Roy Webster Page 107

From the crayon drawing by Dabourgal, in the possession of
Mrs. Abbott Lawrence

Robert C. Winthrop " 224

After a photograph from life

Fletcher Webster "322

From a photograph, in the possession of Mr. Samuel Appleton

The Library at Marshfield "456

From a drawing



PEIYATE COMESPONDENCE.



VOL. II. — 1



PRIVATE CORRESPONDENCE.



MR. WEBSTER TO MRS. C. L. R. WEBSTER.

Washington, Sunday morning, January, 1834.

Dear Caroline, — I wish we had a little match-making here,
too, or something else to keep one alive, for I confess it has be-
come exceedingly dull.

There is nothing of interest in Congress, and as I do not go
out at all, and for a month have asked nobody to my rooms, life
has become a little too solitary. I have read every thing in the
known world, except Doctor's books ; botany, geology, chemistry,
novels, travels, children's books, Robinson Crusoe, &c., &c., and
at last Dr. SewaU offered me his Medical Dictionary : I hesitate
at this for the present.

The same old story is to be told about the weather. It is as
cold here to-day as the south part of Greenland.

The Chesapeake and the Delaware are, as yet, all solid ice.
Sometime between this and dogdays, I hope they will get a
sweat.

I answered S's letter, asking my consent to her match. I do not
remember what I said verbatim, but it was or ought to have
been pretty much to this effect ; that it was an important mat-
ter, that it required a good deal of deliberation, and that, as an
immediate decision was not important, there seeming to be no
haste or impatience in the case, I would attend to the matter,
soon after the rising of Congress, and let her know the result of
my reflections, in due season thereafter.



4 PRIVATE CORRESPONDENCE OF

I see from your letters that one I. P. Davis is at my house a
good deal. Whenever there is a dinner or a supper, whatever
other names are sprinkled round by way of garnishment, there
his stands always, at the head, or in the middle of the lists. I
want to know what Mrs. I. P. has to say to aU this.

Neither Fletcher nor Julia has written me for a month. They
must be both very busy.

I do not mean to write another word about ice, weather, boats
or roads. I take patience, so must you, in large portions.

Dates will show that Dr. "Warren was feeling your pulse, and
looking solemn, just about the time that Dr. Sewall was bidding
me hold out my tongue, and looking at it, from the nearest point
to which his nose would let him approach. This I take as a
proof that there exists between us, whether together or apart,
the proper degree of matrimonial sympathy.

Good-by. Charles has brought me a little clear cider — by
way of inducement.

Give my love to Julia and Sally Jenkins.*

Yours, Daniel Webster.



MR. WEBSTER TO MRS. E. B. LEE.

Washington, March 12, 1834.
My dear Mrs. Lee, — I was very happy to receive your letter,
and indeed should have written you long ago, but for the imper-
tinent intrusion of divers secular matters. I have persuaded my-
self that I have been very busy ; a point in which indolence is
apt to succeed, when it solicits belief. The success of all argu-
ment depends much, in my opinion, on three things, 1st, who
speaks ; 2d, who is spoken to ; 3d, what is asked or contended
for. Now, when the speaker is one's self ; when, secondly, the
party spoken to is also one's self ; and when, thirdly, the thing
to be proved is, that the speaker and the judge has been too
busy to do what would otherwise have been his duty, there is
very great chance of success in the argument.



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