The first re-union of the Palmer family was held Aug. Io, II, 1881, at Stonington, Conn., the ancestral home Of Walter Palmer, the pilgrim from England to America in 1629. The gathering was a spontaneous success, and beyond the most sanguine hopes Of its management. At least three thous and descendants participated. But the larger proportion Of the family were not present on the occasion, for want Of address and proper notification. This volume is prepared to bring the re-union to them so far as the printer can do it, and, at the same time, furnish a memorial Of the re-union to those who enjoyed its gathering.