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Church had three or four partitions put across it and was turned into a tenement house.

Mr. Vincent was rector of Calvary for fourteen years. They were years of steady
growth, unbroken harmony and prosperity. When the rector was called to the episcopate
the Church had 615 communicants. It included three missions, one of which, two miles away
from the Parish Church, was holding full independent service, with a communicant list of 100
names, the other two having since become self-supporting parishes. The rector was aided by
two assistants. The parish was thoroughly organized for work. The Parish Guild had
between three and four hundred members. There were between seven and eight hundred
children in the Sunday schools. The little broken parish had grown under wise leadership to
be the foremost parish in the Diocese in zeal, in numbers and in good works.

Mr. Vincent declined several calls during his rectorship, notably one to St. Luke's,
Germantown, as successor to Dr. Vibhert, and another to the Church of the Redeemer, Brook-
lyn, as successor to his friend. Dr. Leonard, now Bishop of Ohio. He was twice elected
Deputy to the General Convention, in 1883 and in 1886. He was elected Assistant Bishop of
Southern Ohio of the Protestant Episcopal Church in 1889 and was consecrated in St. Paul's
Church. Cincinnati. O., on St. Paul's Day, 1889.

Bishop Vincent has the gift of attracting people's affection. He has always especially ap-
proved himself to the esteem and confidence of men as a strong, clear-headed, sensible man.

COI.IECE SOCIETIES, HONORS, R.^NK.

Brothers, Gamma Nu. D. K. E. and Scroll and Key; 2nd prize Declamation third term
Sophomore; 2nd prize Brothers Prize Debate. Senior year. Townsend. Dissertation, Phi
Beta Kappa.

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CHARLES SWAN WALKER.



Charles Swan Walker, son of Samuel Swan and Harriet (Fowles) Walker, was born
at Cincinnati, Ohio, October 7th, 1846.

He fitted for College (Yale) at Albion. Ohio, under Joel Whiting, and entered College in
the Class of '67, coming from Marietta College in the Fall of '65 (Junior year), having been
at that College Freshman and Sophomore years.

Samuel .Swan Walker, M. D., his father, was born February 17th, 1806, and died May
15th 1848. He attended Miami University, at Oxford, Ohio, and graduated from the Ohio
Medical College at Cincinnati. He practiced medicine for a number of years, but finally gave
up his profession. After teaching and lecturing upon scientific subjects he devoted the re-
mainder of his life to art and became a portrait and landscape painter of reputation.

His ancestry is traced back to Isaac Walker, of Woburn, Mass., born September ist,
1677, who was descended from Captain Richard Walker, a first settler of Lynn, Mass, 1630.

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Walker's Pond, in Conwaj, N. H., was named from Timothy Walker, who built mills on its
shore. His grandson, James Walker, emigrated to Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1801, and to him was
born, in Butler County, Ohio, our classmate's father. Samuel S. Walker.

His mother's name was Harriet Fowles, born in Sandgate, Vt. She went to Ohio to teach
school, and there married Dr. Walker, his father. She was descended from Lewis Fowles,
a Hessian, who deserted from the Britsh Army in Boston and became an interpreter for
General Washington.

Since graduation he studied Theology at Yale and Andover, Mass., graduating from Yale
Theological Seminary in 1870. Was ordained Pastor of the Congregational Church in Darien,
Conn., in 1871 ; organized the First Congregational Church in the State of West Virginia
in 1872 at Huntington; was Principal of Prospect Park Seminary, Brooklyn. N. Y., in 1874;
Acting Pastor of the Congregational Church in Holyoke, Mass., in 1875 ; Acting Pastor of the
Congregational Church of South Amherst, Mass., at the time of the publication of the last
report.

In 1885 he received the degree of Ph. D. from Amherst College, and in 1886 was chosen
Professor of Mental and Political Science in the Massachusetts Agricultural College.

The past ten years have been spent at Amherst, Mass., busily employed as Professor of
Political Science. Secretary of the Faculty and Chaplain of the College at the Massachusetts
Agricultural College.

Was married to Alice M. Moorehouse, of Darien. Conn., September 15th, 1873.

CHILDREN.

Claude Frederic, born December 27th, 1874, Holyoke, Mass.

Charles M., born March 13th, 1879. Holyoke, Mass.

Claude Frederic graduated from Massachusetts Agricultural College and Boston Univer-
sity in 1894. and received his Ph. D. from Yale in 1897. Is now in the Kent Chemical Labora-
tory at Yale. He is probably the youngest Doctor of Philosophy ever graduated from Yale.

Charles M. is Junior in the Massachusetts Agricultural College, preparing for a course of
music at Yale.

COLLEGE SOCIETIES, HONORS, RANK.

Linonia. 3rd prize Prize Debate, Senior year ; High Oration, Phi Beta Kappa.



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*HENRY WEYMAN WALKER.

*Henry Weyman Walker, son of George L. and Isabella (Weyman) Walker, was born
in New York City, March 20th, 1845, and died of apoplexy, August i6th, 1876, aged 31 years.

He fitted for College (Yale) under Geo. S. Parker in New York City, and entered the
Class of '67 in the Summer of 1863.

COLLEGE SOCIETIES, HONORS, RANK.

He was a member of Brothers, "Sigma Eps," Delta Beta Chi, D. K. E. and Spade and
Grave.



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ALBERT WARREN.

Albert Warren, son of Charles W. and Jane (White) Warren, was born at Leicester,
Mass., February 14th, 1844.

He fitted for College (Yale) at Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., under Dr. S. H. Tay-
lor, and entered the Class of '67 in the Summer of 1863.

The Warren family was one of the earliest settlers of the town of Leicester, Mass., where
many of the descendants still reside. The original homestead is still in the family. The
family probably came from England, and it is supposed that his great-grandfather was a sec-
ond cousin of General Joseph Warren, of Bunker Hill fame. His grandfather on his mother's
side was a descendant of John Alden and Priscilla Mullins-Alden-Bass-Henshaw-
Wheeler-Warren. Little is known of his mother's ancestry, except that they came from the
eastern part of the State of Massachusetts in the early history of the town of Leicester. Our
classmate's father and mother are both alive, having been married nearly 55 years.



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Since graduation has taught at Ripon, Wis., and Spencer, Mass. In the Fall of the year
1877 he removed to Grafton, Mass., where he taught until 1879. In the Fall of that year he
removed to New Haven, Conn., for the purpose of taking a course in the Yale Theological
Seminary. He graduated from the Seminary, May i8th, 1882. The same year he removed
to Mankato, Minn., in the employ of the A. H. M. Society. In 1883 he removed further
toward the frontier to Lake Benton, Lincoln County, Minn., ten miles from the Dakota line.
Was in charge of the Home Mission Church there until November of the year 1885. Since
that period he has not been regularly engaged in ministerial work; he writes that with his
sons he is engaged in stock raising. The Class-boy, he says, is man grown, weighs 160
pounds, is five feet eleven and one-half inches, and he styles him a "husky" fellow.

He writes in the Spring of 1897 :

" No business changes. My son. Walter C, and I are still engaged in stock rasing. In
'90 I became interested in politics, ana was one of the organizers of the Alliance party, which
was purely a local party. I was made secretary of the Campaign Committee, and conducted
the first and only campaign of that party. On the organization of the People's Party the
Alliance Party went to pieces, the larger part of it going into the People's Party. I re-
turned to the Republican party."

He was married to Angelica E. Hastings at Millbury, Mass., December 24th, 1867. His
firstborn was the Class-boy of '67, receiving the Silver Cup at Triennial.

CHILDREN.

Walter Chester, born October 26th, 1868. Millbury, Mass.

Emily Myrtle, born December 5th. 1873, Spencer, Mass. *

His children received their education in the common schools.

Walter went for a few weeks to Carlton College, and is now in business with his father.
He married Emma E. Keffer, daughter of Simon B. and Rebecca Keflfer at Des M.oines, Iowa,
November 26th, 1891, and has three children.

CHILDREN.

Chester Albert, born November 8th, 1892, Lake Benton, Minn.

Llewellyn Everard, born October 3d, 1893, Lake Benton, Minn.

Ruth, born June 14, 1897, Lake Benton, Minn.

Emily M. took a course of music at Carlton College. She married Henry A. Gould, son
of Robert C. and Mary C. Gould, September 19th, 1896, and lives at Millbury, Mass. She has
one child, Ethel Lois, born September 14th, 1897.

COLLEGE SOCIETIES, HONORS, RANK.

Linonia, Delta Kappa, Oration, Phi Beta Kappa.



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HOMER WESTON.

Homer Weston, son of Joseph and Marianna (Savage) Weston, was born at Wethers-
field, Vt., October 4th, 1841.

He fitted for College (Yale) under Messrs. Dean and Flanders at Springfield, Vt.

Both of his parents were natives of New England of Puritan stock.

He passed Freshman and Sophomore years at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn,
and entered the Class of '67 the beginning of 2nd term Junior year.

Since graduation has studied Law at Albany, N. Y., La Crosse, Wis., and Ascutneyville,
Vt. From Ascutneyville he removed to Syracuse, N. Y., in 1875, where he has continued to
reside ever since, pursuing the profession of the law.

He was married to Emma O. Harrington, St. Johnsbury, Vt., May 15, 1868.

CHILDREN.

Nina, born May 19th, 1869, Ascutneyville, Vt.



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Waldo, born September 6th, 1871, Ascutneyville, Vl.

Alice, born February 2d, 1875, Ascutneyville, Vt.

Nina graduated from Syracuse University and has been taking advanced instruction in
Music and was appointed Musical Director in the Genesee (Wisconsin) Seminary.

Waldo studied at Syracuse University, and has been with his father in his law office at
Syracuse, N. Y., for a year or so. He entered the Albany Law School in the Fall of 1898.

Alice was two years in Syracuse University, two years at the Art Students' League, N.
Y. City, and is at present studying in Berlin, Germany. She has been taking advanced instruc-
tion in painting.

Both daughters will travel and spend a portion of the following year in Paris.

All his children have had a thorough education in the general branches, together with
taking up their special work afterwards.

COLLEGE SOCIETIES, HONORS, RANK.

Brothers and Psi Upsilon. Second Dispute.



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GEORGE PEABODV WETMORE.

George Peabody Wetmore, son of William Shepard and Custiss Derby (Rogers) Wet-
more, was born in London, England, August 2nd, 1846.

He fitted for College under John William Payne, at New York City, and entered the
Class of '67 in the Summer of '63.

His father was not a college graduate. After leaving school he went into the mercantile
house of Carrington, Hoppin & Co., of Providence. R. I., in which firm two of his uncles were
partners, before becoming a merchant on his own account in South America, China and finally
New York City.

His wife's lather, Eugene Keteltas, was a member of the Class of 1822, Yale College.
Owing to some misunderstanding with the Faculty, he left Yale and was graduated at Union
College, Class of 1822. Yale gave him the honorary degree of A. M. in 1870. His father,
Philip D., graduated from Yale in 1792, and his grandfather, Rev. Abraham, graduated in
1752.



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His ancestors on his father's side were the original patentees of Middletown, Ct. His
mother's ancestors were from Massachusetts, and descended from the Rogers, Pinkmans, and
other well known families.

He received the degree of ]\I. A. from Yale in 1871. Studied law at Columbia College Law-
School, and was graduated in 1869, receiving the degree of LL.B. He then traveled ex-
tensively both in the United States and abroad, visiting the noted battle fields of the Civil War.
Was admitted to the Bar of Rhode Island and of New York in 1869, was made Trustee of the
Peabody Museum of Natural History in Yale University. Visited Europe in April, 1877,
staying there until June, 1877, and again from May, 1878, until December, 1879, and also for a
short time in 1882. Was Presidential Elector at large for the State of Rhode Island in
1880 and 1884. In 1881 was appointed by the Governor of the State of Rhode Island, under a
resolution of the General Assembly of that State, one of the Commissioners to receive the
Delegates of France on the occasion of their visit to the State of Rhode Island to attend the
Yorktown celebration in 1881. Was absent a short time in Europe in 1881. In April, 1885,
he was elected Governor of Rhode Island, and again in 1886. Was a candidate for the same
position in 1887, but was defeated, though he received a greater number of votes than at either
of the two preceding elections when successful. In 1888 was nominated a Fellow of Yale
University, but declined. In 1889 he ran for United States Senator, but was defeated on the
eighth ballot. On June 13. 1894, was elected to the United States Senate to succeed Nathan
F. Dixon, receiving a unanimous vote from the General Assembly in Senate and House and
Joint Assembly. Is now a Trustee of the Peabody Educational Fund, President of the New-
port Hospital, Chairman on the Library Committee of the Congressional Library, Washing-
ton, D. C, and a director in many other associations.

He was married to Edith M. Keteltas, December 22d, 1869. at n St. Mark's Place, New
York City.

CHILDREN.

Edith Malvina Keteltas, born September 23d. 1870, Geneva, Switzerland.

Maude Alice Keteltas, born February 7th, 1873, Paris. France.

William Shepard Keteltas, born April i6th, 1875, New York City.

Rogers P. Derby Keteltas, born March 13th, 1882, Paris, France.

His daughters have been educated in private schools at Newport, R. I., and have traveled
abroad.

William Shepard Keteltas fitted for Yale at Eton College, Rugby, and graduated in the
class of '97.

Rogers P. D. Keteltas is now a member of Yale College.

COLLEGE SOCIETIES, HONORS, RANK.

Linonia, Delta Kappa, Phi Theta Psi, Psi Upsilon and Skull and Bones.





ISAAC JOCELYN WILD.

Isaac Jocelyn Wild, son of Joseph and Sarah Atwater Plant (Jocelyn) Wild, was born at
Stockport, N. Y., August 25th, 1842.

He was fitted for College (Yale) under Willabe Haskel at New Haven, Conn., and en-
tered the class of '67 in the Summer of 1863.

His father was a cotton cloth manufacturer. His paternal grandfather was an Englishman
and built the first cotton factory in Stockport, Columbia County, N. Y.. in the year 1813. He
made the first cotton and wool mixed cloth in this country, called muslin de laine.

His mother was the daughter of Capt. Samuel Plant Jocelyn. She was born, lived and
died, on the same spot in York street, New Haven, Conn., which has been the home of her
ancestors for generations, nearly 200 years or more.

Since graduation (from 1867-68) he was cashier of the United States Tea Company,
New York City. From 1868 to 1869 clerk in a Baltimore Packing House. From 1872 to date
was connected with the New Haven Gas Co. and has been treasurer of the same since 1887.



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Was married to Sarah E. Goodyear, July 3, 1878, at Hamden, Conn. She died Oct. II,
1882, at New Haven, Conn.

CHILDREN.

Joseph Goodyear, born May 17th, 1879, New Haven, Conn.

Jocelyn Plant, born September 28th, 1882. New Haven, Conn.

Both the boys attended the public schools in New Haven, Conn.

Joseph entered the Yale Scientific School in the Fall of 1898, in the Class of igor.

COLLEGE SOCIETIES, HONORS, RANK.

Linonia, Delta Kappa, and D. K. E.



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FRANCIS HENRY WILSON.

Francis Henry Wilson, son of Clark and Harriet (Halbert) Wilson, was born at West-
moreland, N. Y., February nth, 1843.

He fitted for college under Rev. Benjamin W. Dwight, at Clinton, N. Y., and entered the
Class of '67 in the Fall of 1863.

During his first ten years he lived at Utica, N. Y., and then removed, with his parents,
to Westmoreland farm, where he attended the district school for several years. After grad-
uating, he taught the classics at Dr. Holbrook's Military Academy at Sing Sing, N. Y. For
the next four years he was associated with his brother of the Class of '65. Yale, in the owner-
ship and management of Wilson's Grammar School, Rochester, N. Y. He came to New
York City in the year 1873. Studied law under Theodore W. Dwight, and graduated from
Columbia Law School in 1875. He then began the practice of law in the office of Hon. E. L.
Fancher, at 229 Broadway, New York City, and soon opened an office of his own. Took a



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prominent part in the organization of the Union League Club of Brooklyn, of which organi-
zation he was President for four successive years ; was chairman of the Kings County Cam-
paign Committee in the Campaign of 1892. Was elected to the Fifty-fourth Congress as a
Republican, receiving 18,568 votes, against 14,215 votes for James A. Murtha, Jr., Democrat,
and 3,741 votes for Steven Perry Sturgess, Reform Democrat.

The same district was carried at the prior Congressional election by Mr. Joseph C.
Hendrix, over the Republican candidate by a majority of 5,700. He was re-elected; he was
also member of the House Naval Committee. He traveled in England, France and Ireland
in the Summer of i8go and was in London on business in October, 1895. His law firm is lo-
cated in Temple Court, New York; he took in as a partner Hon. James L. Bennett, January
1st, 1895, and Walter Underbill, Esq., January ist, 1897.

In September, 1897, he was appointed by President McKinley Postmaster of Brooklyn,
Kings County, N. Y.

Was married to Emily F. Smith, of New Haven, Conn., December 27th, 1869. She died
April T4th, 1872.

CHILDREN.

Bertha, born September 21st, 1871, Rochester, N. Y.

He married on June 5th, 1879, Annie E. Palmer, of New York City.

CHILDREN.

Florence, born May 8th. 1880, New York City, N. Y.

Ethel, born August 24th, 1882, Brooklyn, N. Y. ; died May 9th. 1883, Brooklyn, N. Y.
Helen, born August 23d, 1884, New York City, N. Y.

Palmer, born August 4th, 1886, Brooklyn, N. Y. ; died July 17th, 1888, Brooklyn, N. Y.
Gertrude, born June 22d, 1888, Brooklyn, N. Y.

Alice, born January 12th, 1891, Brooklyn. N. Y. ; died May 29th, 1893, Brooklyn, N. Y.
Florence, Helen and Gertrude attended schools in Washington, D. C, while their father
was a Member of Congress. They are now in Brooklyn, N. Y.. attending school there,

COLLEGE SOCIETIES, HONORS, RANK.

Linonia, Alpha Delta Phi. Second prize Declamation third term Sophomore. First Col-
loquy.



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RICHARD WILLIAM WOODWARD.

Richard William Woodward, son of Dr. Ashbel and Emeline (Bicknell) Woodward,
was born at Franklin, Conn., December 8th, 1846.

He fitted for College (Yale) under P. H. Woodward at Franklin, Conn., and entered the
Class of '67 in the Summer of 1863.

His father, Ashbel Woodward, was born in Willington, Conn., June 26, 1804, and grad-
uated from the Medical Department of Dartmouth College in May, 1829, and settled in Frank-
lin two months later, where he continued to reside till his death, December 20th, 1885. As a
physician Dr. Woodward was noted for quickness and accuracy of perception. In the sick
room nothing escaped his attention, and he was especially successful in desperate cases. The
estimation in which he was held by his professional brethren is shown in the trusts confided to
him and the distinctions conferred upon him. He had a great fondness for local, historical,
and especially for genealogical investigations. His knowledge of the lineages of old New Eng-



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land families was extensive and at instant command. His writings on this class of subjects
are to be found in the "New England Historical and Genealogical Magazine," and in other
publications. He was the author of a life of Gen. Nathaniel Lyon; a memoir of Col. Thomas
Knowlton, who commanded behind the famous "rail fence" at Bunker Hill ; a small volume on
Wampum ; a history of Franklin, Conn., and of many addresses and articles on professional
subjects. His wife, Emeline Bicknell, was born in Ashford, Conn., Nov. 7, 1807, and died in
Franklin, Conn., March i6th, 1897.

Richard William Woodward is the eighth in descent from Richard Woodward, who em-
barked on the ship "Elizabeth" at Ipswich. England, April loth, 1634. and whose name is on
the earliest list of proprietors of Watertown, Mass. The Woodward genealogy is given in

After graduation he entered the laboratories of the Sheffield Scientific School in Sep-
tember, 1868. Two years later he went to Europe, where he studied for two years dt the Uni-
versity of Heidelberg and at the Royal Prussian School of Mines. In the Fall of 1873 he
was appointed chemist to the United States Geological Survey of the Fortieth Parallel and
had entire charge of the chemical work of that survey. His researches are to be found in the
volumes of the Survey published by the United States War Department. He resigned in the
Summer of 1876 and went to the then new mining region of the San Juan in Colorado, mak-
ing his headquarters at Lake City. In 1878 he removed to Ouray County, to take charge of the
Windham Silver Mining and Smelting Company, and founded the town of Windham. This
town was at that time 200 miles from the nearest railroad point, and located upon land claimed
by the Ute Indians, and trouble with these Indians was of frequent occurrence. Sometimes it
became necessary to barricade the works at Windham and to arm the workmen.

He was married March 5th, 1878, to Sarah Cazneau Day, daughter of Horace Day (Yale,
1836), of New Haven. She is a lineal descendant of Robert Day, a fellow passenger with
Richard Woodward on the ship "Elizabeth" from Ipswich, England, April loth,' 1634. Robert
Day was one of the first settlers of Hartford, Conn., and the ancestors of President Jeremiah
Day, of Yale College.

CHILDREN.

Henrietta Emeline, born September 20th, 1879, Ouray, Colo. ; died December i4tb, 1879,
Ouray, Colo.

Mr. Woodward left Ouray in the Fall of 1881 and spent the Winter in the vicinity of
Leadville. Colo. In the Spring of 1882 he went to Pueblo. Colo., as chemist to the Colorado
Coal and Iron Company and remained there two years. In 1884 he returned to Connecticut,
where he has since resided, and has been continuously employed as a scientific expert in the
development of electrical manufactures. His permanent address is Franklin, Conn., and cor-
respondence should be directed to that place.

COLLEGE SOCIETIES, HONORS, RANK.

Brothers, "Sigma Eps," Delta Beta Chi. D. K. E. and Skull and Bones, First Prize English
Composition second and third terms Sophomore year. Townsend. Phi Beta Kappa, Oration.

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♦GEORGE LATHROP WRIGHT. j.^

♦George Lathrop Wright, son of Chauncey and Mary (Locke) Wright, was born at
Moravia, N. Y., April 23d, 1843, and died November 7th, 1897, at Auburn, N. Y.

He fitted for College (Yale) under Rev. M. Conant at the Moravia Institute, N. Y., and
entered the Class of '67 in the Fall of 1863.

His father's family originally came from Massachusetts, near Boston. His mother's
family, the Lockes, came from Deerfield, Conn.

After graduation taught four years, 1867-71, in Morristown, N. J. During the Spring of
1873 he went into the insurance business as agent for the Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance
Company, residing at St. Louis, Mo. In the Spring of 1876 he left the Connecticut Mutual
Life Insurance Company, and in the Fall of 1878 he organized the Mississippi Valley Company
in the interest of the improvement of the western water ways. There were 100 boards of
trade representing this organization, from Omaha to Pittsburg, and from St. Louis to New
Orleans.



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Those boards of trade selected a committee for the improvement of the Western water
ways, of which he was Secretary. They called together a great convention in 1879 at Quincy,
111. A memorial of that convention was compiled for presentation to the Congress of the
United States.

In 1881 they organized a great convention at St. Louis, of which he was Secretary, and
for which he wrote a memorial to Congress, and he presented the arguments to the Commit-
tee on Rivers and Harbors.

In 1884 they held another great convention at Washington, of which he was Secretary,
and in which he again presented the action of the convention to Congress, and obtained nearly
$8,000,000 for the Mississippi River alone.

In 1885 they had another great convention at New Orleans, of which he was Secretary,
and he also presented a memorial to Congress, and made the arguments on behalf of the


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