|From the Records of the United Fraternity|
|Source: Dartmouth College Archives|
The above are the first and last pages of the transcription of Webster's Oration on the Influence of Opinion from the record books of the United Fraternity. The first page is a typical title page, and contains the quotation: "Meantime opinion gilds with varied rays/The varied clouds that chequer out our days." The last page is of interest only because of some cryptic notes. After the end of the transcription by Henry Hutchinson, someone wrote, in a hand other than Hutchinson's, "Is this D. Webster's? - why not!" After which was written in another handwriting style, "because;" followed by "of course" in a third handwriting style. What this means is unknown, although it was likely written in jest.