Excerpt from Dedicatory Services of Memorial Library Building and Soldiers' Tablets, Acton, Mass., May 24, 1890: With Addresses by Hon. John D. Long and Others
Gentlemen For a long time past it has been my intention, if ever I was able to do so, to remember my native town by the gift of some memorial to the memory of those brave and patriotic men of Acton, Who so freely gave time, strength, and health, and many of them their very lives, in the War of the Rebellion, 1861 - 1865. To carry out this plan, in What seemed to me the most advantageous and permanent method possible, I have purchased the estate Of' Rev. James Fletcher, adjacent to the townhouse, and erected thereon a Memorial Library, placing upon its shelves some four thousand volumes more or less', and I beg the privilege of presenting this property to the town as a free gift, only stipulating that it shall be kept forever as a Memo rial Library, and free to all the citizens of the patriotic old town of Acton, Which I Shall always love and be proud of.
If it shall please the town to accept this gift, I shall be pleased to pass all necessary papers for the transfer of the property, to Whom, and at such time, as the town shall direct. I am.
About the Publisher
Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com
This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more