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Co a Father,

WHOSE PRECEPTS AND EXAMPLE HAVE EVER BEEN A CONSTANT STIMULUS

TO A LIFE OF LABOR,

AND

WHOSE STRONG ATTACHMENT TO THE

CAUSE OF

Civil and Religious Liberty,

WITH AN UNCONQUERABLE DETERMINATION TO MAINTAIN THEM, INSURED HIM

THE ESTEEM OF HIS COTEMPORARIES IN THE

Historic Town of Bennington, Vt.,

AND

To the Memory of a Beloved and Respected Mother,

WHOSE APPROBATION IS STILL THE INCENTIVE TO, AND THE REWARD OF, EVERY

WORTHY ACT, THE FOLLOWING PAGES ARE

Reverently Inscribed.

PREFACE.

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HE following papers have been collected from various

sources at the request of personal friends, and have been printed for preservation and convenience of reference. The addresses and remarks of other gentlemen have been included, with their approbation, when necessary to preserve the continuity of the subject or explain the matter treated.

44 WEST 49TH STREET, NEW YORK, January, 1883.

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