THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS.
In honor and respect of our esteemed member and ex-Vice President
who, after long years of active duty as a Mechanical Engineer and as a noted Captain of Industry, seeks a rest weU-eamed, whose ever busy Ufe began almost co-tempo¬ rary with the manufacture of iron in our Country, who through aU its advancing stages imprinted upon it the marks of his thoughtful labors, who with his friend HoUey stood beside the cradle of the newly bom industry of steel making in the United States by the Bessemer and kindred processes, promoting its growth by his wide and varied experience, and crowning its highest achievements with the versatiUty of Ifls genius and his rare good judgment, the Councfl of the
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
desire to make this imiiute. Endeared as he is to us indi- viduaUy, and to the Society we represent, we caimot per¬ mit this eventful occasion to pass without tendering him our love and respect, and without joining in a hearty wish for Ifls future health and happiness, and without expressing the earnest hope that for years to come we may be aided by his counsel and encouraged by his genial good fellowship.