Perhaps Charles Mallory, as he worked at his carpenter’s bench somewhere in New England, dreamed that some day he might have a son to work beside him or to follow him at the same bench; and later, now a building superintendent and contractor in the island of Trinidad off the coast of South America, he may have dreamed again that the little Stephen playing about his shop or office, might become a great man. But if so, the reality far surpassed his dreams-for the boy became a member of the foremost legislative body of the world, and later was one of a handful of earnest men who sought to make a nation out of a group of half-unwilling states, and strove with them to win its independence and a place for it among the world’s great nations.
"Stephen Russell Mallory,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 25
, Article 3.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol25/iss3/3