Thomas Merrill
Letter from Webster

Letter to Thomas Merrill (1801)
This letter fragment relates a humorous anecdote in which Webster encountered a rather fetching young woman with an enrapturing scent. He later detected that same scent coming from a cake, and jokingly suspected the partakers of that cake of being "Anthropophages!" This is the only existing correspondence between Webster and the Valedictorian of his class from Webster's time at the College.
Source: Dartmouth College Archives

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