The Republican Court: Or American Society in the Days of Washington (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Republican Court: Or American Society in the Days of Washington

It is not so much from a consideration of our long continued friend ship, my dear Dr. Francis, that I inscribe to you these pages, as from a desire suitably to recognize my indebtedness to those inexhaustible re sources of minute and curious knowledge with which you are wont to instruct and delight the attached circle which gathers about you, in the intervals of that severe professional labor from which, after half a century from its commencement, the public, for your eminent abilities, refuses to relieve you. You have retained to the age of nearly three-score years and ten all your native physical and intellectual vigor, a spirit as inquisitive, a memory as retentive, 'and a temper as genial and indomitable, as you possessed when the fathers and grandfathers of the new generation were your partners in youthful energy, and the heroes of the first and best age of the republic still lived to instruct the world from their experience. May God long preserve to you these qualities, and, to your friends, your wise conversation and the assurance of your unfailing happiness.

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