Samuel F. B. Morse, His Letters and Journals - Volume I.

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Published: 1914
Language: English
Wordcount: 131,595 / 377 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 61.8
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 474
Added to site: 2004.06.30
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ils for home.--Dreadful voyage lasting fifty-eight days.--Extracts from his journal.--Home at last

CHAPTER X

APRIL 10, 1816--OCTOBER 5, 1818

Very little success at home.--Portrait of ex-President John Adams.-- Letter to Allston on sale of his "Dead Man restored to Life."--Also apologizes for hasty temper.--Reassured by Allston.--Humorous letter from Leslie.--Goes to New Hampshire to paint portraits.--Concord.--Meets Miss Lucretia Walker.--Letters to his parents concerning her.--His parents reply.--Engaged to Miss Walker.--His parents approve.--Many portraits painted.--Miss Walker's parents consent.--Success in Portsmouth.--Morse and his brother invent a pump.--Highly endorsed by President Day and Eli Whitney.--Miss Walker visits Charlestown.--Morse's religious convictions.--More success in New Hampshire.--Winter in Charleston, South Carolina.--John A. Alston.--Success.--Returns north.--Letter from his uncle Dr. Finley.--Marriage <

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