Bushrod W Vick additional information

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Bushrod W Vick additional information - ad-3 I The D ipnccLTT at the Metropolitan...
ad-3 I The D ipnccLTT at the Metropolitan Hotel. Mr. Vick was an intimate personal friend o4 Hon. Preston S. Brooks, and was engage iii a political conversation with a visual acquaintance, whose name Mr. V. does not know, when the gentleman with whom he was conversing spoke of the Hon. Mr. Brooks as a coward ami a scoundrel. Mr. V. requested him to withdraw the charge, at least in his presence, for Mr Brooks was his personal fnenu ; he knew him not to be a coward, and he had proved himself to be a man of courage on more occasions than one. ;.:j ;-. '- )- ''--i.; -iy t The gentleman 'objected .to withdrawing his charge, when Mr. V. remarked, cursing him, that he held him personally responsible, and handed him his card. This censor morum, learned on matters of courago and honor, replied that he was not a ecus, totned to the mode of settling their j difficulty suggested by Mr. Vick, that he was not a fighting man,' 4c. Then it was that Mr. Jacob Stan wood, .bis .friend, who was standing by with aXMun.ption of -courage and determination which threatened damage, said he was a fighting man, and assumed all the responsibility of all his friend had said ; whereupon he received what be richly deserved,a caning.w ell laid on, to which he oflertd such resistance as he could. Mr. Stan wood was a much more powerful man than ; Mr. Vick, taller and stouter; and the report that his friend, for whom he fought, , was absent at the lime of the assault, is entirely false, for.be was present, and when Sun wood called lor help, he wen t to the rescue, but was drawn off by a stranger; who had more regard to ordinary fairness than seems to have been possessed " by . Mr. Stanwood and his friend. The name of Ei. G; Haywood, Esq., son of the late Senator Haywood, of N. C, has been coupled with : this affair.. His only connection with it was as the : counsel and legal well as friendly adviser of Mr. Vick, whose course he fully endorses. ! Especially ' does Mr. H. feel bound to stand by a friend who was unjustly imprisoned after midnight without warrant or fiat of Judge or Justice, . for anf offence which would have caused not a .moment's; inconvenience 1 to a Northern man. Stanwood has instituted proceedings against Mr, Vick'for damages,' and Mr. V. has given the necessary. bail, and will, no doubt, exhibit Mr. S. in no enviable light at the trial. .. f , , 1 " . - . New . Tvrls Day Booh, - ;-jv: :'V:y f : ... j, , .' 1 .fS-jS&Q-'?.-Mb. -tiinleiif .

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  1. Semi-Weekly Standard,
  2. 02 Aug 1856, Sat,
  3. Page 2

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