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illustrated. 1838 edition. Excerpt: ... APPENDIX. August 24, 1838,1
visited my old shipmate, * Luther Little, Esq., at Marshfield,
Mass. This gentleman, it will be recollected, was severely wounded
in an action with the " Admiral Duff." We had not seen each other
for fifty eight years; and the feelings we experienced at meeting,
after so long a separation, may be better imagined than described.
At the last time I had seen him, he was twenty-four years of age,
and I was seventeen. What a change time has made in our appearance
I never before was so forcibly struck with the truth of the
ibservation, that " time makes ravages." I found the mental and
bodily faculties of Mr. Little mcommonly perfect. He informed me,
that, at the time of our capture, he vas placed as prize-master on
board of the prize we had m tow; in which he escaped, and arrived
at Boston, and thus was so fortunate as to be saved from a long and
painful captivity. He did not, after that event, enter into the
naval 6ervice; but continued his profession on the ocean, as
commander of a merchant ship, till he was forty-one years of age,
when he retired from his occupation, and devoted himself to
agricultural pursuits, on the farm where he was born, which was
originally occupied by his great-gFandfather, then by his
grandfather, whom he distinctly remembers, afterwards by his
father, and finally by himself. A singular instance of stability
and attachment to place for the roving sons of New England. Mr.
Little is remarkably active for a man of his years, his sight and
hearing being very good, and, surrounded by agreeable and
intelligent children, is in the enjoyment of every blessing
necessary to make old age comfortable and happy. My visit was
rendered as agreeable to me as the kind and hospitable treatment,
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