CHARLES SUMNER. Autograph Letter Signed, to Amasa Walker, reluctantly agreeing to lecture on the subject of "Employment of Time" in Brookfield [MA], pointing out that train schedules permit only an afternoon or evening arrival. 3 pages, 4to, written on a single folded sheet; remnants of prior mounting at corners of terminal page, short separations at folds, faint uneven toning to first page. Boston, 27 November 1846
". . . I shall leave on the 4 o'clock train, & will be ready to speak as soon as I leave the carriage, without a minute's delay. My own journey will be a good illustration of my subject, 'Employment of Time'."
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