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On October 5 in Boston a reception and banquet was tendered the Honourable Artillery Company of London by the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Boston. The utmost kindliness of feeling and sentiment was expressed in the various toasts. The Colonel, the Earl of Denbigh and Esmond, said,—

"We once had a difference of opinion on the subject of tea. We thought the tea ought to be made in fresh water and hot. You thought it ought to be made in salt water and cold. That was a trifling thing. Bunker Hill has already been disposed of by that Union Jack I have noticed flying there as we disembarked. Then there were some hard knocks on each side, and for some considerable time after that there were hard words at intervals. Then, I think it was soon after the last edition of hard words, that we had come to us the news that a little band of our friends, the Ancients were going to visit London, and all of us said that we bore our friends across the water no ill will for the hard things they had said about us, let's see if they bear any ill will for the hard things we have said about them. Let's see if we cannot give them a downright good reception."

"If Ye Abide in Me"
October 17, 1903

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