This reminds me that Dr. Hale used to give a personal touch to his letters to me by pricking his signature in braille.
At Oxford, Hale studied for several terms with a view to holy orders, but suddenly there came a change.
Before going abroad, however, Hale found himself obliged to proceed to London in order to give instructions for his defence in a legal action which threatened to deprive him of his patrimony.
With loving greeting to the little cousins, and Mrs. Hale and a sweet kiss for yourself, From your little friend, HELEN A. KELLER.
I will ask Dr. Hale to lend me the letter, so that I can make a copy of it for you.
On the 17th of January he was named on the commission for law reform, of which Hale was the chief; and on the 17th of March 1653, he was pardoned of all delinquency and thus at last made capable of sitting in parliament.
An ardent opponent of slavery, he became a Free Soiler, was a delegate to the National Convention which nominated John P. Hale for the presidency in 1852, and subsequently served as chairman of the State Committee, having at the same time editorial control of the Charter Oak, the party organ.
But amidst the confusion Hale steered a middle course, rising in reputation, and an object of solicitation from both parties.
As a judge Sir Matthew Hale discharged his duties with resolute independence and careful diligence.
Dr. Edward Everett Hale is one of my very oldest friends.