By William A. Stearns

whilst a tender guy of promise has all at once fallen within the presence of the kingdom and in defence of its liberties, and all hopes of his destiny usefulness, in usual methods, were destroyed; if there has been something in his personality and lifestyles or within the conditions of his demise which, if identified, may be of profit to the realm, that sensitiveness of friendship may possibly rarely be justified which should still withhold from younger males of his personal age, and particularly from his fellow-soldiers, a few becoming memorial of him. this is the explanation, if any apology is required, why the subsequent biographical notices of Adjutant Stearns are submitted to the general public. it would be concept they might include greater grace from a few one whose intimacy of courting may not be suspected of giving too excessive a coloring to the narrative. but when right allowance is made for parental partiality and tenderness, probably, on the subject of one so early referred to as away, no one may well provide a greater impact of his actual existence and factors than his father.

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