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who was, for a long term of years, the Librarian of Harvard College, and who has been the author of many valuable works on Insects -; they carried on a voluminous correspondence for many years - My brother Thaddy was named after him - My father was engaged with the Hon. Geo. Bancroft who has recently (anno1891) died at the extreme age of over 90-; in teaching in the Round Hill School for boys at Northhampton Mass. It was at this time he became acquainted with my mother, Miss Caroline Lee Whiting of Lancaster, Mass; she was the youngest child in the large family of Capt. John Whiting, who served gallantly in the Revolutionary Army. Several of his brothers were graduates of West Point. Gen[1]. Henry Whiting of the U.S. Army was one of them.

She and my father were married on Sept. 30th, 1824 - They resided for more than a year at Northhampton, where a son named Marcellus Fabius was born to them; on Sept 6th, 1825.

They removed to Chapel Hill, North Carolina in the fall of 1826 - I will insert here, the copy of a letter written on this journey to her mother & sister in Lancaster - by my mother -

Portsmouth, Va.
Nov. 5th, 1826.
"My dear sisters - You have ere this, received my letter from Phila.; informing you of our safe arival there, and I will now go back to that period, after expressing the heartfelt delight we experienced from the contents of *Solon's

*Solon & Henry - his brothers.

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