Samuel Putnam (1768-1853) wrote this heartfelt letter of friendship to Lemuel Shaw upon the occasion of Putnam's retirement from the bench. Putnam served on the Supreme Judicial Court from 1814 to 1842.
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Putnam, Samuel, "Letter to Lemuel Shaw from Samuel Putnam, January 28, 1842" (1842). The Correspondence of Lemuel Shaw. Paper 6.