April, 9, 2007
The following are highlights in point form telling of Walter's trip from Grand Manan to Boston:
His travel antennary looked like this:
Went over the town with Daniel.
Attended a Town Meeting where taxes and the 'twine' question
seemed to be the big discussion items.
Went to the city to visit the State House.
Saw old battle flags, a canon taken in the Revolution,
a bust of Daniel Webster.
Took dinner at the Coplands and paid $2.10
Went to city with son Woodward and sister Ellen
Visited the Museum where they had the "3 – B tour"—wild
beasts, busts of old heros and battle scenes.
Attended the play "Frou, Frou."
Visited Boston Common
Saw Statue of Washington
Went to library
Went to studio to see picture of "Funeral Fleet".
Toured the Navy yards
Saw immense guns, workshops, big ships
Saw the ship VIRGINIA on the rocks where it has been for 58 years.
Went to Bunker hill..fine view of Boston
Saw where war men fell when running from our soldiers.
Had dinner at a restaurant, visited Mrs. Smith, "old” Mr.
Whipple and then to the Widow Chapman's.
Not all church services feed the spirit evidently for the service with
the preacher from Newton earned this comment. "The preacher
gave a good argument on Christian imperfections, but I did not much like