As I am informed, there had been some difference of opinion as to the kind of statue or memorial which should be procured. At the request of Senator Sumner I undertook to serve as the treasurer, with the under standing that my sole duty would be the custody of the funds. I believe that no one was ever asked to subscribe; all the contributions have been of a purely voluntary character, most gladly given. Within the next two or three months after the meeting the sum of three thousand one hundred and sixty-one dollars 3161) had been placed in my hands. The death of Governor Andrew soon after occurred, and later several of the chief promoters of this memorial, including Senator Sumner, passed away. The interest in the subject appeared to have ceased for the moment. In 1876 the fund had reached a little over seven thou sand dollars by investment and reinvestment.