#7.And yet this man, whom I have, faithfully and briefly sought to protray, who held in abhorence the institution of human slavery and had contributed of his means to aid in the escape of Its victims by wayof the "Under Ground Railroad," is made to, appear more brutal and inhuman than the monster [?].I desire in conclusion to emphasize the respectand admiration I have always entertained for you beginning with the day we meet where the road from your Father's place intersected with what was known as the "River Road," following the holidays of '63 and '64, when in company we walked twelve miles to Portage and I listened to your conversation, year life and experienceat the University to which you were returning. The advice and councel given caused you to enter into and become a patent factor in my life. Though you did not know it and have forgotten the circumstances, with me it remains an abiding memory and in the years thatfollowed proved a stimulus and incentive to untiring effort. I mention this to assure you that my esteem and faith in you remains unchanged, and that you may
[Hot Springs, Arkansas]
1913 Jan 30
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