Excerpt from First Reunion of the Chase-Chace Family Association: Thursday, August 30, 1900; At Newburyport, Mass The poet of the occasion was a son of the late Dr. John B. Chace of Taunton, Mass, who for many years gave liberally of his time and means towards the collection of material for a genealogical history of the family. The task was longer than his life but the results of his labor are in the hands of the Historians of the Association, and it is hoped that before long they may be seen In print. Mr. Chace prefaced the reading of his poem by the statement that the invitation to contribute had been accepted with the understanding that he might make 'use of one that had been read upon ather occasion, should the demands upon his time be such as to prevent the writing of one especially for this gathering. His apprehension of being obliged to give us a second hand production had been realized, but It was new to all of his hearers without doubt, and was thoroughly enjoyed by those who had the pleasure of listening to its reading. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.