Boston 18 May. 1830.
An hour or two ago I was in Mr. Eastburn's Office & saw with much pleasure that he had commenced your fourth no. The eulogy on woman I have no doubt came "warm from the heart & faithful to its fires" & owing to some peculiar circumstances in my life, awakened in my bosom a responsive chord to a fuller and a deeper tone, which will not, I trust, cease to vibrate until my heart ceases to beat. On reading that "page" I was affected almost to tears. The words of the poet came to mind,
"She lived unknown & fear did know
When Clara ceased to be,
But she is in her grave & O!
The difference to me."
By a singular concurrence of events I lately became acquainted with two sisters in this city, whose history would perhaps please you. In the year ---- a French gentleman by the name of Cosset, allied by blood to the Bourbons, fought a duel, killed his antagonist, & immedi-