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MY FATHER TIME. BY TOM FITCH. In 1758 Col. Thomas Fitch.' son of Gov. Thomas Fitch of Connecticut was in com mand of the six New England regiments in the French war. His soldiers were laughed at by the British officers wbo ad vised him to have his bands taught the frisky music of the London gutters and call It Yankee Doodle. Ho accepted the suggestion. Ho stuck a feather In his hat and called It macaroni. Twenty years later Col. Torn Fitch was second In command command under Gen. Ethan Allen when the latter received the surrender of Tlcon-deroga Tlcon-deroga Tlcon-deroga "in tho name of tho groat Jehovah and the Continental Congress." And the band played Yankee Doodle.