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Mr. Summer's Will

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-A Washington telegram to the Phüadelphia Press says that, in September, 1872, just before Senator Sumner left for Europe, he wrote in his own hand his will, by whieh he bequeathed all his papers, manuscript, and letter-books to Henry "W. Longfellow, Francis E. Balch, and Edwin L. Pierce, as Trustees ; all his books and autographs to the library of Harvard College ; his bronzes to his friends of many years, Henry W. Longfellow and Dr. Samuel G. Howe. He gives to the city of Boston, for the museum, his pictures and engravings. exoept the picture of the " Miracle of the Slave," which he bequeaths to his friend, Joshua B. Smith, of Boston. To Mrs. Hannah Eichmond Jacobs, the only surviving sister of his mother, he gives an annuity of $500. There is a bequest of $2,000 to the daughters of Henry W. Longfellow ; $2,000 to the daughters of Dr Samuel Q. Howe, and $2,000 to the daughters of T. James Furness, of Philadelphia, of whom he says : " I ask them to accept this in token of gratitude for the friendship their "purents have shown me." The wiil directs that the residue of lis estáte shall be distributed in two qual moieties, one moiety to his sister, drs. Julia Hastings, of San" Francisco, Cal., the other moiety to the President and Fellows of the Harvard College in ;rust for the benefit of the college library, ;he income to be applied to the purchase of books. In reference to this last moiety he will adds : "This bequest is made in ilial regard to the college. In selecting specially the library, I ani governed esecially by the consideration that all my ife I have been a user of books, and, havng few of my own, I have relied on the ibraries of friends and public hbraries, 80 hat what I now do is only a return for what I freely received." Francis E. Balch, f Boston, formerly Clerk of the Senate jommittee on Foreign Eelations, when lir. Sumner was Chairman of that Committee, is design ated sole executor of the will. Mr. Sumner's estáte is valued at $100,000.


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