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Samuel Rogers and his Contemporaries
Edward Everett to Samuel Rogers, 14 September 1846

Vol. I Contents
Chapter I. 1803-1805.
Chapter II. 1805-1809.
Chapter III. 1810-1812.
Chapter IV. 1813-1814.
Chapter V. 1814-1815.
Chapter VI. 1815-1816.
Chapter VII. 1816-1818.
Chapter VIII. 1818-19.
Chapter IX. 1820-1821.
Chapter X. 1822-24.
Chapter XI. 1825-1827.
Vol. II Contents
Chapter I. 1828-1830.
Chapter II. 1831-34.
Chapter III. 1834-1837.
Chapter IV. 1838-41.
Chapter V. 1842-44.
Chapter VI. 1845-46.
Chapter VII. 1847-50.
Chapter VIII. 1850
Chapter IX. 1851.
Chapter X. 1852-55.
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‘Cambridge, U.S.A.: 14th Sept., 1846.

‘My dear Mr. Rogers,—I received with great gratitude your kind and affectionate note of the 2nd of last November. Since then, I have been delighted to hear several times of your health through Dr. Holland, who is so good as to write to me frequently. We are all as well as usual. My eldest son, whom you hardly recollect (he was at King’s College School in London), has entered the college here, rather young, but he lives under my own roof. Little Willie, whom you honoured with your notice, continues to shew great precocity. I have not seen your friend Webster lately. He runs off to his farm as soon as Congress adjourns. He is quite well; but there is no hope of his returning to office—I do not say power, for office gives little power in any representative government, and least of all in ours. Prescott is finishing the “Conquest of Peru,” a pendant to “Mexico.” Sumner delivered a very brilliant address the other day before one of our literary societies, consisting of a eulogy on Mr. John Pickering (our most eminent philologist), Judge Story, Mr. Allston, and Dr. Channing, a performance of great beauty and power, of which I will send you a copy as soon as it is printed.

‘We are all delighted with the settlement of Oregon,
and praying soon for peace with Mexico.
Mr. Bancroft—our historian—succeeds Mr. M’Lane at your Court. He has great talent, learning, and general cleverness, and a very charming wife.

‘Pray do not forget us; for we all hold you in the most affectionate recollection.

‘Your sincere and grateful friend,
Edward Everett.

‘Pray give our kindest remembrances to Miss Rogers.’