I began this letter twelve days ago. In doing more research I came upon my post on the California Barrel Company, and the Bohemian Club. I then Meg Whitman and Associate Capital. I am going to try to finish this historic letter in a few days.
Last night I read the draft of the letter I am authoring to Ed Ray, President of Oregon State, to my good neighbor. I told her I am all alone with it, and am at the crossroads. Shall I give up, or, go forth.
“As I read, imagine you are on a train watching a man deep in thought as he writes. That man, is Abe Lincoln. This is a historic document.”
This letter leaves off with my mention of Columbia College. I went and did some more research and discovered it was burned down – twice!
When I discovered I was kin to Senator Thomas Hart Benton, I exclaimed. this does not look good. Then I realized Benton shaped and dictated the course of American History. What would the United States look like if he did not exist, and thus there was room for benevolent…
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