anchored by conscience to primal truths, and was in no danger of drifting into any dangerous extreme. She was conservative by education and habit, but progressive by the independent activity of her mind.

As all this, and more, will be found in this work, we leave its readers to discover it and enjoy it without further comment. We must repeat, in concluding these few remarks, that if scholars call on men to rejoice at the discovery of the mummy of an Egyptian king, or the finding of a scrap of Cicero in a palimpsest, how much more glad should we be to have disinterred for us something of the past home life of a former generation, so that we can say to our children, "This is the way in which your grandparents lived and thought and acted fifty or a hundred years ago"!



Anne Jean's Letters.- Visit to Hingham.- Letter
dictated to Mary Pickard.— Anecdotes of Hing-
ham.- Letter to Eliza Robbins.- Visits of the
Sisters to New York.-They mect Washington
Irving, Paulding, and Jeffrey.- The New Salma-
gundi.-Anne Jean goes to New York.- Letters
from New York in 1810 and 1811,

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Anne Jean visits Green Vale.-She there meets Judge
Lyman.- Becomes engaged.- Description of
Judge Lyman by Mr. Rufus Ellis.- News of
Anne Jean's Engagement reaches Brush Hill.—
Sisters in Commotion.-Sally writes the News
to Eliza.- Death of Aunt Forbes.- Her Portrait
by Copley.-Anne Jean marries.- Removes to
Northampton.- Description of Northampton at
that Day.-"Aunt Dwight."-The Large Fam-
ily." Burty.". "Lyman Floodgates."- Her
Treatment of Children.-The Bidefuls.- Fine
Health and Ignorance about Ill Health,

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A Handsome Pair.- State of Society in the Town.-
Beauty of the Scenery.-Stage-coach Days.—
Story of a Stage-driver.- My Father's Indus-
try.- Social Qualities.― Hartford Convention.-
Correspondence with Brush Hill and Milton
Friends.- Birth of Joseph.- Description of the
House.- My Mother's Music.- Her Instructions
in Humanity. Her Annual Visits to Boston and
Brush Hill.- My First Journey.-Journeys of
Judge Lyman and Judge Howe.- Anti-slavery
Talk in a Stage-coach.— The Home Coming and
Welcoming Friends,.

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My Mother's Health and Happiness.- Letters to
Miss Forbes and Mrs. Greene.- Village News.—
Round Hill School.-Joseph Lyman and John
Forbes.- Mary Pickard.— Caroline Lee Hentz.—
Court Week.- Cattle Show.- Miss Sedgwick.-
Miss Rotch.- Cousin Emma.- Letters from
Mrs. Lyman and Mrs. Howe to Emma on her
Departure for Europe,

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Typhoid at Brush Hill.- Death of Mr. Marshall
Spring. Aunt Howe goes to nurse her Sis-
ters. A Faithful Servant dies.- Letters from
Mrs. Lyman.-A Dramatic Entertainment in
Northampton in 1826.-"The Lady of the




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