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Description : Excerpt from Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, Vol. 7: Transactions 1900-1902 Among the more important communications are those on Captain Thomas Preston and the Boston Massacre, including documents and details little known to historians, on the term Brother Jonathan, and on the term Indian Summer, by Mr. Matthews; two unpublished Diaries and correspond ence of Washington, by Mr. Ford; four unpublished letters of Governor John Winthrop the elder, and an unpublished letter and Report on the condition of the Massachusetts Colony about 1639 by the Reverend Edmund Browne, by Mr. Gay; on an excursion on the Middlesex Canal by Daniel Webster and others in the summer of 1817, and on Professor John Winthrop, the first recipient from Harvard College ofand extracts from the Journal and papers of Governor Henry Hamilton, by Mr. Lane. The most important communication, however, is Mr. Gay's letter of 6 March, 1902, in which he generously offered to bear the cost of transcribing the early Records of Harvard College and of printing so much as will make one volume of our Collections. For the portrait of Montcalm, which is now engraved for the first time from the fine original, the Society is indebted to its owner, Mr. Slade. The plate of Professor Winthrop was given by Mr. Edes; and the Plan which accompanies the Vose Journal was furnished by Mr. Cunningham. The Society is also indebted to Mr. Henry Parkman for per mission to engrave Stuart's portrait of Mr. Webster, painted immediately after the latter's removal from Portsmouth to Boston in 1816, which Jonathan Mason pronounced the most intellectual head of Webster ever painted. Most of the plates which illustrate this book have been engraved expressly for it by Mr. Elson. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.