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SHORT HISTORY

RHODE ISLAND,

GEORGE WASHINGTON GREENE, LL.D.,

I, ATE NON-RESIDENT PROFESSOR OF AMERICAN HISTORY IN CORNFLT,
University ; Author of “THE LIFE of MAJor-GENERAL
NATHANAEL GREEN E ; ” “Historic AL VIEw of THE

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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.

TO

Anita #laria (Öretitt,

MY DEAR MOTHER:

You BEAR YOUR NINETY-THREE YEARS So LIGHTLY THAT I INVITE Your ATTEntion. To A new Wol, UME OF MINE WITH AS MUCH ASSurancE OF YOUR SYMPATHY AS WHEN I CROWED AND wonDERED overt MY FIRST PICTURE 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 Anid The SCENES OF ALMOST A Century AGO. Your EYEs HAve LookED Upon WAsHINGTon, AND Your TENAcious MEMORY CAN STILL RECALL THE OUTL in E OF HIS MAJESTIO. For M.

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 THO8E 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 Linds ITS GENIAL WARMTH To THE STILL INQUIRING MIND.

REVERENTIALLY AND AFFECTIONATELY You R son,

GEORGE W. GREENE.

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