Forty-three have died, their ages as recorded aggregated 1735 years, an average age of 40 years.
The states and countries in which they are living and have died—nineteen states of the Union, the District of Columbia, and three foreign countries—are as follows: —
District of Columbia.
One of the scholars, now an eminent citizen in the city by the "Golden Gate," writes of Mr. Eaton's school: "I remember that I commenced the study of Latin there, and wept my eyes fry over 'musa, musae' and the rest of it. I recall the agony of mind with which I attempted my first public declamation, and the mess I made of it. I remember the terraced garden and the brook and Bliss's pond at its foot, where I nearly drowned one summer's afternoon."
One of the "boys" from the "far West," who stands pre-eminent in his profession, writes as follows: "I have a very pleasant remembrance of those days, more perhaps, from many delightful hours spent in play with a fine lot of boys and girls than from any particular amount of knowledge imbibed. Every half-hour during school hours there was an intermission of five minutes, when we had the liberty of the school-room for moving about and talking, furnishing the boy's weary brain an opportunity of interchanging little courtesies with the girls in the way of notes or conversation; or we could consult with Mr. Eaton in regard to any difficulty in our lessons. We also had our regular
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