James Hervey Bingham
Letters from Webster
Letter to Bingham (February 5, 1800)
This letter is evidence of Webster's interest in political matters. He discusses
events in Europe, particularly concerning Napoleon, and comments on the death
of George Washington. He also makes reference to "Mary la Bonne," the daughter
of professor Woodward.
Letter to Bingham (February 11, 1800)
More political commentary, this time regarding the "Helvetic Union." Webster
makes reference to a flirtation with the idea of matrimony; it is unsure if this
is in jest or if it is a truthful statement. This particular letter ends with a
poem about the myth of Phoebus.
Letter to Bingham (January 17, 1801)
A casual letter, in which Webster mentions a coquettish young woman from Salem who
seems to have enchanted him.
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