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of the American Revolution to take part and assist in the celebration of Lafayette's day, Wednesday, October 15, the noble Frenchman who bore an honored and magnificent part in the American Revolution, a faithful friend and ally to the colonists, who with them struggled for independence. The Daughters of the American Revolution of course will give their hearty cooperation, will never be found wanting in patriotism for their beloved country. "Vive L'America.-MRS. N. W. TRIMBLE, Historian.
ANNE ADAMS TUFTS CHAPTER (Somerville, Mass.) held their annual meeting Oct. 2oth at the home of their Regent, Miss Mary Bradford, through whose earnest efforts this Chapter was organized two years ago. The Chapter has been very active in work for the soldiers, sending clothing, hospital supplies and money. They have also done much historical work, being located in a city rich in revolutionary history. The papers presented at their regular meetings have been of great interest and historic value.
The story of the heroine for whom the Chapter was named is one of uncommon interest. The Chapter hold many relics of revolutionary times, but none so prized as the picture of Anne Adams Tufts which hangs in the house where she lived. Miss Bradford presented her resignation, as other duties require her time. Mrs. Helen Heald was elected Regent; Mrs. Gilman, Vice-Regent; Mrs. Maynard, Recording Secretary; Miss Dickey, Corresponding Secretary; Miss Bradford, Historian; Mrs. Hood, Treasurer; Mrs. Eaton, Chaplain; Miss Sanborn, Registrar.
At the request of the Daughters of the American Revolution Hospital Corps the Bonnie Kate Chapter, of Knoxville, Tennessee, furnished four dozen nurses' aprons to the nurses at Camp Poland. This should be added to the report of supplies printed in the December number of the AMERICAN MONTHLY.
BELL MERRILL DRAPER, Ex-Treasurer D. A. R. Hospital Corps.
On December 2, 1897, the Cowpens Chapter, Spartanburg, South Carolina, was invited to a most delightful reception at the beautiful home of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Cleveland; the guest of honor being Mrs. Frances Leonard Cleveland, of Marietta, Georgia, to whom was presented the souvenir gold spoon, given by the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution to each surviving daughter of a revolutionary soldier, who joins the Society. Although not residing in Spartanburg, Mrs. Cleveland had recently become an honorary member of the Cowpens Chapter, while visiting her daughter, Mrs. John B. Cleveland, an active member of the same.
The spacious hall and reception rooms, decorated with palms, potted plants and a profusion of beautiful roses, formed a charming background for the bright faces of the “Daughters," who were out in full force to honor the occasion. The spoon was presented by the Chapter Regent, Mrs. Ralph K. Carson, whose pleasant and appropriate remarks were responded to by Mrs. Cleveland in a few equally graceful and well-chosen words of thanks and appreciation of the honor. Miss Leila Thompson, of Converse College, recited in an effective manner "The Ride of Great-Grandmother Lee," a poem of revolutionary times. After the guests had inspected and admired the beautiful spoon, they adjourned to the large dining room,where a long table, glistening with snowy damask, crystal and silver, and decked with a quantity of choice roses, was transformed into
a vision of beauty under the soft light of wax candles in silver candelabra, and old-fashioned brass candlesticks of revolutionary days. The appropriate centerpiece was an American eagle with extended wings, holding in his beak a Liberty Bell, and in his talons small United States flags. The delicious refreshments were appreciated equally with the beautiful surround
ings, and after some time longer spent in social enjoyment, the company dispersed, feeling grateful to Mrs. Cleveland for being the daughter of a revolutionary soldier, to the National Society, and to Mrs. Jesse Cleveland for celebrating the fact so pleasantly. Mrs. Cleveland, although in the 82d year, seemed to enjoy the occasion quite as much as the younger members, sitting up until eleven o'clock, and rising the next morning as "bright as a button," her daughter said afterwards, while she herself "was quite tired out from excitement."
As there are so few surviving daughters of revolutionary soldiers, it may be of interest to relate something of Mrs. Cleveland's history, and also of some of her colonial ancestors from whom she received the inheritance of longevity and of the mental activity which promotes and blesses it. Mrs. Cleveland was born at Bristol, Rhode Island, September 17, 1816; the youngest child of Rev. Henry Wright, D. D., by his second wife, Clarissa Leonard, of Raynham, Massachusetts. In early youth, Mrs. Cleveland attended a private school in Providence, Rhode Island, finishing her education under Rev. Charles H. Alden, of the Episcopal Church, who had married her eldest sister, Alice B. Wight. Mrs. Cleveland remained several years in Mr. Alden's family and joined the Episcopal Church, of which she has ever since been an active member. During a visit South Mrs. Cleveland met Mr. R. M. Cleveland, of the well-known Cleveland family of Greenville, South Carolina, and married him, August 11, 1840. They resided in Laurenceville, Georgia, where Mrs. Cleveland spent many busy years in the care of a family of seven children, and the oversight of a large family of servants. But others besides her family and immediate neighbors profited by her kindly activities. Both Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland were noted for their generous hospitalities and their pleasant home, “Chestnut Hill,” was seldom without guests. Many can testify that the command "Be not forgetful to entertain strangers” has always seemed to be the motto of the Cleveland family.
If the days of the Civil War tried men's souls, the souls of the women were tried even more. Mrs. Cleveland's sympathies were naturally with her husband and children, and the neighbors among whom she had lived so many years, yet she always kept up a warm interest in her Northern friends, and letters passed whenever opportunity offered. Though never of a robust constitution, Mrs. Cleveland inherited those traits of courage, endurance and industry which carried our foremothers through the trying scenes of the revolutionary struggle. During the war she fashioned many a “tailor-made” garment out of "homespun," and many were the devices resorted to to provide substitutes for what are ordinarily considered necessities, but were then unattainable luxuries. After the war the family