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LATE NON-RESIDENT PROFESSOR OF AMERICAN HISTORY IN CORNELL

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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1877, by

ANNA MARIA GREENE,

in the office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington, D.C.

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YOU BEAR YOUR NINETY-THREE YEARS SO LIGHTLY THAT I INVITE YOUR

ATTENTION TO A NEW VOLUME OF MINE WITH AS MUCH ASSURANCE OF YOUR

SYMPATHY AS WHEN I CROWED AND WONDERED OVER MY FIRST PIOTURE

BOOK AN INFANT ON YOUR KNEE. FOR YOUR SYMPATHY IS AS QUICK AND AS WARM AS IT WAS THEN, AND YOUR MEMORY GOES BACK WITH UNERRING

CERTAINTY TO THE MEN AND THE SCENES OF ALMOST A CENTURY AGO.

YOUR EYES HAVE LOOKED UPON WASHINGTON, AND YOUR TENACIOUS MEMORY CAN STILL RECALL THE OUTLINE OF HIS MAJESTIO FORM.

THE FIRST TIME THAT I VENTURED TO SEND FORTH A VOLUME TO THE

WORLD, I SET UPON THE DEDICATION PAGE THE NAME OF MY FATHER. HE HAS BEEN DEAD MANY YEARS. YOU STILL LINGER BEHIND, AND LONG

MAY YOU LINGER.

LONG MAY THOSE FRESH MEMORIES WHICH GIVE SUCH

A CHARM TO YOUR DAILY LIFE CONTINUE TO CHEER YOU AND INSTRUCT

THOSE WHO HAVE THE PRIVILEGE OF LIVING WITH YOU. THEY HAVE SEEN

LIFE IMPERFECTLY WHO HAVE NOT SEEN WHAT A CHARM IT WEARS WHEN THE HEART THAT HAS BEAT SO LONG STILL LENDS ITS GENIAL WARMTH TO

THE STILL INQUIRING MIND.

REVERENTIALLY AND AFFECTIONATELY YOUR SON,

GEORGE W. GREENE.

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