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Jared Sparks: historian, editor, and clergyman. One of the leading mid-nineteenth-century American historians that included George Bancroft and William Prescott. McLean Professor of Ancient and Modern History at Harvard College, and named president of the college in 1849.
"Dear Parsons, I have lately received a letter from Tayloe, from which the following is an extract.' Please say to our classmate, T. Parsons, Esq. that I did not receive his letter in reason for its object, or it should have been acknowledged." Thus, I discharge the important trust of communicating the message, and am most truly yours, Jared Sparks."