Excerpt from Proceedings at the Dedication of the Lincoln Library, Massachusetts: August 5, 1884; With an Appendix
I would urge upon you the great importance of collecting and preserving the old records relating to the history of the town, which are in danger of being lost and forgotten. A town library is the proper custodian of all such historical matter. How few of us have any accurate knowledge of the facts connected with the founding of our town, or of the part - and it was no small part - which our people took in the war of the Revolution or in the still later war of the Rebellion! Yet what an interesting story it would make, growing still more interesting to future generations! The Trustees of our Library will see to it that all such records have places of honor upon its shelves, and that its doors shall always stand open with a hearty welcome for any contri. Butions, no matter whether great or small in the estimation of the donor. Do not esteem any gift lightly. Every book and pamphlet and memoir is at some time valuable to somebody.
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