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Walking Stick (cane)

Walking Stick
by Unidentified
Oak, silver, 1880 ca.
Overall measurement
      Height: 34.50 inches  (87.6 cm)
      Diameter: 0.75 inches  (1.9 cm)
Inscription (on the top of the silver head): PRESENTED / TO / Capt Isaac Bassett / ASST / DOORKEEPER OF THE U.S. SENATE / BY / Hon. Geo. W. Nesmith / OF FRANKLIN, N.H. / April 8th, 1880; and (below the silver head) Wood from the Old Oak, on / which Daniel Webster / hung his scythe, when a boy / on his Fathers farm, Sallsburg / now Franklin, N.H.
Cat. no. 79.00008.001
This walking stick, along with another wood cane (cat. no. 79.00009.001), were given to the United States Senate in 1994 by decedents of Isaac Bassett, a Senate employee from 1831 to 1895.