U.S. Senate Collection
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.
Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings
(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.