The Private Correspondence of Daniel Webster - Vol. 1

The Private Correspondence of Daniel Webster - Vol. 1

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The Private Correspondence of Daniel Webster - Vol. 1

The Private Correspondence of Daniel Webster - Vol. 1

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The following Autobiography was written for Mrs. Eliza Buckminster Lee, and presented to her by Mr. Webster. It was written in 1829, though it extends only to 1817.

A few of the facts which it contains have been made public, or generally stated, on some occasions by Mr. Webster himself; but the manuscript has never been out of Mrs. Lee's control, nor been permitted to be used for any purpose other than a perusal by some particular friends.

On learning my purpose of preparing, my father's correspondence for publication, Mrs. Lee, with impressive kindness, offered me this manuscript.

The amount of my indebtedness to her for this favor will be best estimated after the Autobiography has been read.

No change has been made in it except the omission of two quotations from Mr.Webster 's DIARY, which, as the Diary itself is published in these volumes, are left out, to avoid repetition.

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