Allow me to say to the good folk of Concord that the growth and prosperity of our metropolis cheer me. Its dear churches, reliable editors, intelligent medical faculty, up-to-date academics, humane institutions, provisions for the army, and well-conducted jail and State prison — if, indeed, such must remain with us a little longer — speak for themselves.
Our picturesque city greatly needs improved streets. May I ask in behalf of the public this favor of our city government; namely, to macadamize a portion of Warren Street and to macadamize North State Street throughout?
I am pleased to see Professor Kent's homestead freshly thriving and to have its occupants again for neighbors.
Sweeter than the balm of Gilead, richer than the diamonds of Golconda, dear as the friendship of those we love, are justice, fraternity, and Christian charity. The song of my soul must remain so long as I remain. Let brotherly love continue.
I am sure that the counterfeit letters in circulation, purporting to have my signature, must fail to influence the minds of this dear people to conclusions the very opposite of my real sentiments.
Pleasant View, June 20, 1906.