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(pint spirits * * * Bnt he VPS a ^Unc, ttW&ghtfaJ mtrn. Ho npftfc* IHH© gfthWsljjr, BBffct ct himself. ! R1 f t h«flrd bim nlftfQ f> rtltgte n^t of h-1 lift fluting $b$ Vftr. I hnviii oftwi MRU h-"* jicrfectly ftbitrnoted, hi* Hps inov/ng, bat ttn #tmnrt pfirceptible.*' ^ Jr. his letters, then, in tbe fr.inlc, ttnated.fjd epistles "written by hira tinting hie flrrt cnmpaignfl, we find more of the Wiin rBTPalpd ttMn ftlsewhwe. After one of his fint fights with the Indian* he wrote io n frlond, "I heard the bnl-IfttA whistle, find, belinve me, there is TnuMnirLL's Washington— 1700. ROmctbing oharmiug in-, tho sound." This ivos a perfectly imtnral and joet reumrk, horn of his absolute lack of fear and love of danger, bat the old English king, George II, Bneeringly ob-uerved, when it had come to his card, "Ho wouldn't nay so if he had been need to bear many.' ' And Horaoe Wal-pole called bim, boonoBoof this remark, a '*bravo braggart. " He proved himsolf more than that to all Englishmen, as tbi<y wore forced to coufeas; and wheo tuied with *it in later life bo replied quiotly, "'If I said aot It^wafl.whQD.I.wnf? yoo»B-!l~-— S~ < It was when he was young, os well, tbat ho tells enthusiastically of tho daz-slinfC Indian prinocsn Bright Light ning, the daughter or the brave onior White Thunder, whoso feminino charms worked mischief among tho British officers. •'Washington," snid the old Indian "half king" who had piloted hira through tbo .forest on his first ovontfal journey, '"iB a good man, but wants experience. Ho woald not toko advice of the Indians, dui was BiwoytJ uhviuh them to fight according tobis notions." Another Bacbom, loog' years after, met Washington and told him that ho was one .of tboBe who amboshod tbo brave Braddock and biB nrmy, und that be particularly tried to shoot the young aid-do*camp as ho rode hither and thither across that fiold of blood. Ho had flrcd at Washington repeatedly, and with corofnl aim, bat without success, and hence concluded that he was invul--■uerable and under the epeoinl protection " of tho Great Spirit. : Hero wd aoe bim, at the age of 10 only, in tho midst of savages: "They clear a large Cirolo arid make a great fire iu ye middle, men hoik tnomsoiveb _.Ye_SpenJier mnJics a grauu nrnnnd Speocb. After be haa flniHhM yo best dancer jumps up as one awakened out of a Sleep and runa 05 ]umpB aoout ye Eing in a most cornicle manner. Yo anusiok is a Pott half fall of watorwith Y.-i.,.T.ilflf\ Fwhlr,^.™ in *t*>M to ; .1-. f1 l.raghMl load Mifl heartily, if ne*«r •-foro ot ninco. II: wen Tvljcn Old Fnt •ime to hoadqnaTt^ra, hringing in ft f '-rrule priE^nerT biggor and futtnr thMi .nwimsQtt riding behind bim on tbo -mppcr. And , ho palled him Old Put, >d, in familiar converse and letters, rotwitfcstanding Jared Spnrki to the cunlrary. Ho was dignified, bnt he conld preserve hifl dignity and at the same time enjoy a Joke at his own expense. Colonel Lee was onoe dining at Mount Ver-nonf and in the nouree of eotttoisntion his host asked him if he knew whero be conld pnrohaae a pair of good carriage horses. "Why, yes, general," anewered Leo. "I have a fine pair, but you can't get them." ' "Why not?" demanded the astonished Washington, "Because you never pay moro than half prico for anything, and I want full price for them." . Mrs. Washington was so tiokled at the barter that she fell to laughing nhd was joined by her favorite parrot, perched near by* .- ...-— — — . * --"Ah, Leef-fisld the general, iiofc at all ruffled, "you are a funny fellow. So©, even that bird is langhing at yon," That there was a suepioion of truth in Lee's implied accusation of closeness at a bargain is borne out by the woll known fact that Washington was one of the keenest of men at a horse' trade. It is also told of him that, having set* tied for a job of plastering at his home, he afterward found that he had overpaid the laborer by 16 shillings. Meanwhile, though, the man had died and his widow had married again, but the general collected tho overplus of her second husband. One bad to be careful in marrying widows those days. If a widow wished to clear bersolf of all her deceased bus- bond's obligations, the second time abo must be marriod with nothing on but her shift. It is supposed that this un fortunate woman wore something be- siaefTatJiQf second nuptials, r~ Still. Washington was generous, though scrupulously just Wo recall hU thoughtful remittance of £1,000 to Mmo. Lafayetto, when beggared, and her husband in prison, and his loyalty to his old friepds tho Fairfaxes, after thoy had left tbiB country. . His agent, during bis Own absence from Mount Vernon, was instructed to bo generous and hospitablo, but not lavish. Ho was to bestow at least £100 in charity, but was well .ratod for setting out tho Roneral a best wine ceiore poc- plo who could not appreciate it. There waB one instanco, nowever, oi enjoroon hosnitality tbat ranklod in bis bosom It was when a British war vessel qamo up the. Potomao, and his manager, in ordor to save tne rnummgn nam aoacruu-tion, went on board the vessel and furnished the commander with fresh pro visions. Tho indignant Washington wrote that he woald rather tho enemy had borued his buildings to the ground. Again, ono.. day .finding . a poacher gunning iu ouo~of "blfl'creeks/ho forced liis horse into tho 'water, Bolzod tho fol low and dragged bim oat of his boat (notwithstanding he. had a gan. in bis hands, which ho pointed monaoingly "at liIm)_and":ga7D Jiim_n:good/ 'iiiding"-on Lent, ftttf tfl ri»Jfn-V-lj-J!j-i to bn hvAted fnr thenmariPm in ins lest, Wn^hirrgtm wrote reqnMling the dor-tor *o atf-arl to hi.n nnriTfl drilling. ■sn fit a dinner after the finrtender of Oomwftllis the latter timidly (rog-gwted an a toast, "Tho King." Washington added — "of England. Oonflne him therf\ I'll drink hira a full bumper." And it was with a sly humor that be gave, aa a letter oi reoommenoauon ro a Frenchman whom ne ny no means desired to indorse: G> Tahipy tiM«3s no r«eominflTKlftt4oB from ~* r "" Geo. WAitnirrfTTOTr. Another instance of fain Indulging in uncontrolled laughter was one day when bo unexpectedly came across two friends who were on thoir way to visit him as he was riding through his grounds. It Was a hot day, and just before the house was reached they dismounted in me shade and 'their servant opened their portmanteau, While they divested them- WABUINGTON'S HEADQUARTERS AT MORHIS- TOWK — TDK IOIID MAMSIUP* solves of their outside garments. To ■ surprise* the portmanteau was found to contains soaps and essences, having been ono taken by mistake from a peddler. Their predicament was so ludiarbos and also thoir appearancb that Washinston is said to have laughoa himself off his foot and rolled on the around in a naroxrnm of mirth. There are more anecdotes on record relating to Washington's bravery than to his mirth or social aocompiisnmema CHAPTER X BRAVE TO RASUWESS. Whon his command broke and fled. atklpps Landing, after tho retreat from r*i. n»M:t 1 *bixtk * f !:-it Ton b?irft fttnn fnr the. conntry." "Bot yna did a« Wtich on I." "Oh. nn, " T.^j' ipM th" par«nn. "Trp. ynn did what rrm OottlfJ, and I've dfinf> no more," pf*id WaphinRt-^n. Tliore is ono story of his time which if Washington dJdn'l Ifcngh over we are ■vetT muoh mistahen. Itwa<i thnt of the country doe tot In New Jersey who went over i'i Washington shflfttlqnarters his interview with the commander id*! chief, "when he took hie leave (quite late at night, and a* dark one) got on tho bnok of hit homa instead of into his sulky. He was pretty "mellow j" still his senses were not so befuddled but tbat be honvd the sound of his own wheels comingclose behind him. Thinking somebody was astern and about to run into bim he shouted; "Turn ont, yon (hio) fooll Tofn outl ToO'll mn into mo.' The wheels sun pursuing ne got alarmed and again yelled: "Tnrn out! For (hid) God's sake, turn outl" Still the phantom wheels kept after him, and for two or three hours he was in deadly fear of a collision, only anat-1ric as his. horse .turned into his yard at dawiF ftnd tho real -flituation-wasjiis-. closed. CHAPTER XL as he ArraAiiRD to nis cojttehporaries, Ono of the frankeHt portraitures of Washington, and perhaps one of the moat accurate, was drawn by nn cfllcer of the Revolution in a letter to his son, written' in 1811: "Washington was not what the ladles would oall a pretty man, but In military costume a herolo flgaro, such nn would impress the memory ever afterward. * • • Ho had a large, thiok nose, and it was very red that day<when thoy crossed the Delaware 1770), giving mo tho impression tbat he was not so moderate in tho uso of liquors as he was sup posed to bo. I found afterword that this was a peculiarity, ills noeo was ape to turn Boarlot iu a cold wind, "Ho was standing noar a small camp firoVovidently-loat in thought-andmoki Ing"nd~effor6 tiFkcep \vnrmv==Hov gopmed foot In boigbt, was creot as an In dian and. did not for a moment relax from a military attitude. Washington's pr.Tf.iVi wM thnt. piv-n by nn .fSti£li«h actrjT who ehenced M-.^nt Vmbow w»y in thA rr«tr b--foTo Wn«?hingtnn ji«*send awny (mm ^srth. na- ing alor.g thi fotoman tx>iov» Alexandria ho camo nr0T1 sn overturned chaise oontalritng a man and a woman. As he rode up anothsr boweman cstoe upon the scene, gal loping from trrttrpposiw direotlon. Together they set the horse upon hla legs, but "tbe vehicle was stiU prostrate, heavy in its frame and laden with half a ton of luggage. My reuow belper set me an example of activity in BCE3K OP WASHlKGTO.S'B BIRTHPLACE—, l'ULBKM DAI, a Deerskin stretched over it, & a Goard "with somo Shot in it to Tattlo, and u pieco of an Horaea tail tied to it to make it look fine." Seven years lator, in a lettor to a> lady friend, ho tells her rtby sbe wua neg looted at a ball and a rival courted. ■ It was dne to "nothiug less, I assure * you, thin a present of a dolieious Cako and potted Woodcock, which bo aflectod tho Palato as to. leave u deep impression on tho Hearts of all who tasted tnein. JIow could the General do otherwise tbau admire not only the Charms, bnt the politeness of this Lady?" Tbat he had a "pretty wit" is shown ad many letters, wbero ho opens his heart to his correspondents; for in-stauoe<in 1765): "I was escorted by 8 men of tho militia of Winohesttir to this camp, which 8 men were two days assembling, bot I believe they would not huve been more than aa many suoouds dispersing If I had been, attackodl" Gruff old .Thomas Carlyje wrote; "That great man of yours, George, wan a .monstrous bore. Ooorge'was Oliver (Cromwell) with all tho joioe ^ueezed out" And that was just about as little as Curly la knew of hiru; for an English general wrote a friend In America <1756): "1* Mr. Washington amongst your acquaintances? If not, I reeouioicudycu to embrace de first opportunity to form •his friendship. He u about 33 years of a^go, vrJ.tii » cuuutcuunco both tuild and pltws&iit, prouiisuig bctb wit and judg-oieut iiu UoJ oonjoiy and d-gujtied do-•mtcancr, At the same time displays muoh auW n*l»uw* »cd daebuoa He btxikas U49 a* beintf a young man of extraor-dieary «nd awaited charauter, and is derttuwl <o loake uo- ioconeiderable flg- ib oar eowtxy.* . ■ ■ ( -. Hshfldtttoeenw ti bw»urt. » - ftjf4**ii W^ter, and that is ch» jwmw» tho Boot. • His watchful cars over.his slaves and his intimate knowlodgo of them oro Bbown in a letter to hismanpgorin 1793; . Sarah Flatfoot (you call her Light- foot) has been accustomed to receive a pair of shoes, stockings, a country cloth pottiaoat and an ' oznnbrig shift, all ready made, annually, and it is not meant to discontinue them." Yot ho had no compunctions at ship ping an unruly negro to the West Indies ana in a , com uiouuuu mtuiuor »muuui-W t.hfi master of the vessel in whioh he was flont to Bwap him off for "one hhd nf hnnfc 'molaasea. one ditto best rum, one bbl of lymes, if good and cheap, one not of tamarinds, containing about 10 pounds, two small auto or mixou sweet moats, ana my iuhiuuu, uiuuu w» in firdod old spiritsl" ',t"i *^Ab Co bis sense of humor there are many instances showing that he possess ed it to tho full. "Xn tyr a penny i it for a noond," is an 'old, adage, .'hi wrote to a friend in ITSfi^iipho asked him to sit for his portrait^ "J am so hackneyed to tho touohes of tha paint-. ers' peuuils that I am now altogether at their bock, and Bit, 'like putiouco on a monunacot,* whilst tney. aro oonneai-iiirr the llbes of mv faco. It is a proof, among many others, of what habit and oustom oau accomplish. At first, I was us impatient at the request and as restive eiaot heicht was 6 feet 2 in his boots. Ho was thon a /little lame from striking his knee against a treo. Ho had a troubled look on hla colorless faoo. He had a piece. ot woolen tiea arouna nis throat and was quite hoarso. HiB boots wero enormoas; they were Ho. 18. Hib ordinary walking Bhoes wore No. 11. Hia hands were largo in proportion,- and he bad to have' hi4 gloves made to order. His month' was' the strong feature, the lips being always tightly compressed, .'mac aay tana untie wonderj they were compro88edV;so tightly as to bejiainful to look at.\ .At tnat time ne weignen »uu puuuuu, nuu there was no surplus flesh about him. He was tremendously musoled, arid tho famo of hia strength was everywhere. His large tent when wrappod np with the polos was so heavy that itroquirca ' WABH1KOTON AT F010T. under the operatioii us a colt i* of the saddle. The next time 1 submitted very reluctantly, bnt with leas nonnoing Wow no dray horw movea wore readily W his thilla than 1 ao to the painter Twice, ut leMi* iw has beeuconvioted uf a pan. The firri was doling bis first "6*w e»t«jan<fi will be *uiwed and We ^«Ii be at ilia L*wel hill *s^*iit id tikz hiuA 6b*t *>vvk* th« weuu< ummvm nf hi. dull WW Tl* ^^^^^^^ TfAaaifTOTON'B BKAD«tIABTER8 *T TALLET '. FOHOE. rolloTlnir It of tlio Internal welabt, and ■when oil wns clear wo grasped tho wheel between us and at tho peril 01 our spinal columnfl righted tho conveyance. All this helping and hauling occupied at loost half an hour, under a meridian buu, in tho middle of July, Which fairly boiled tho perspiration out of our foreheads. - Whon tho eboino had gone," Bays tho actor, "my, companion, after an oiolomntion nt the hoat, offerod vory oonrtoously to dust my coat, a favor tbo' return of whioh cnanlou mo to tako a deliberate anrvoy of his per Ho was a tall, orcot, woll matlo man, ovjdently advanced In years, bnt who appeared to hnvo retained all tho vtonr and-olastiaitv resnltinK from a lifo -of -tornporanoe aca excraiae — hib. diosB was n nice Kjotrhuttanoa^ra nj ohin. and bockflkin broechoa. Hhouuh tho instant ho toot oir ills hnt I nnnld not avoid tho reooanltion of familiar lincamonti, whioh indeed T was in tho habit of seeing on evory sign board and over every flrbplaco, still, at first I failed to identify him. But atter a moment's pauBO ho said, 'Mr. '.Barnard, I belioVo, ' and mentioned . that ho had saon ma play in Philadelphia. Ho then invitud mo to ko homo and dine with him, und then I know to whom Iwos speaking. . " 'Mount Vernonl' I exolaimod, and thon. drcwinsc back with aataroof won dor. 'Havol indeed tho honor of ad dressing Qouoral Washingtonf With a smile wlioeo oipreaslon . of nenovolence I havo rarely seon equaled,. he offered his hand and. replied, 'An odd eortof introduction, Mr. liarnoru, Due 1 am pleased to find you can play so aotive a nart iu trivato and without a prompt er." " . And riding on together, in tho -heaS^fr* hot-July day-in-KirsiniBj-ttifly-Bonght the coolness and quiet of the mansion nt mouuc voruuu. 'lly marHago to tbo Widow Octls he, , stock* and bo"1'*. " alavesand personal P^'^'tS! mis, bo owne.1 some 6,000 f K» « under oomvation. : Ilea, his property waa vaioeu »■ half a million dollar*, Idolnom, 000 acres nf wild aim oui».«~- lands. " , . . Hospitablo "fl pne™., ™. ;»™ was always wen bupp«i>"' obtainable, Inoluding tbo many obdWe dnliities afforded by tho «ajacent Potomac as fish and wild fowl, and was always laid with extra ooTur.iu. ^„™--guests. Washington was abstemious in a degree, but posseted an excellent appe-. tite, as might bo erpeoted of one given to outdodr life. Ho liked a well cooked and well served meal, and, gentleman hat he was, liked to linger over .=™ nuts and tho wino,- • — ^— > HiB.gelje.rotis.iiatnro mane nun i""""- iudulgo in generous iiquo™—"". ~ excess perhaps, dus bm uuuwu,.."^" — . meal, and on festive ocoasions. One ox tho first of his purchases after settling at Mount Vemon was a"plpodf *as best old Madeira," and his favorite coverages,, aside from this samo wine, were cider, flip, small beer and porter. It oannot be claimed that ho believed in total 6* ovon parHnl abstinence, for at his second proposal lor election w».™o ui.„i,,in iooi.ii.tnrn. in 17E8. his friend who mariagsd it rendered an account f orja "a hogshead of punch and a Barrel off" , m ram, 80 gallons strong noor, aouui gallons wine and brandy, "with "sydor royl,"cto., ad libitum. About 400 voters were treated, who averaged "per hood" 8 shillings for food and. 87 shil lings for liquorB, each with a aoveiopea capaoity of about threo quarts at a sit? Woshington_wnfl eleoted over his op-] poDcnt simply tyr iirownmg-nim oui. UAMAOE'B rOBTBAlT OF WAflHTKQTOK. two men to place it in the camp wagon. Washington would lift it with one hand and throw it iu tbo wagon ajr easily as if it were, a pair of saddlebags; He oonld hold a mnsket with one hand and shoot with precision as easily aa other man did with a horse pistol. . "His lungs were his weak point, and his voioa was never strong. * * • HiB fuiger joints were so large as to be genuine curiosities. • "* * He was an enormous eater, but was content with bread and meat, if he had plenty of it But hunger seemed $o put ijial ill a rage. "It was his custom to take a drink of rum or whisky on ' awakening in the morning. Of course all this was changed when he grew old. I saw bim at Alexandria .the year before be died. His hair Was very gray cud his form was slightly bent. Hia chest was very t.niu. ' He had false t™th, which cut not fit and poshed his wader lip outwaisi." gucit in* toe.aiaptoe poiteai* IUujuhI by aa old *>ldie», rougoSy dr«Hn, bat v^orwj^s aud yiMbubly Srus» W iiftv . . Now York cityi "Washlhgton" burst into a fury of passipn. "Are these the men with whom I am to defend America?" ho ehootpd. At some he snapped hla pistols, ihroatonod' others with his eword, wholly regardless or tno iaot thot the British wore already cioho upon him and that his own life was in unmi nout danger. It was only when an aid- do-camp seized bis horso:s triuio ana hurried him away that he consented to withdraw. ' Whioh way is tho Hessian piokotY' he asked of a man he found chopping, wood by » the roadside that eventful, morning- of the attack- bn-Princeton.- Uou't know," saia tne man, wuu a surly snarl. "Blr," Bald on aid, "this « uenerai Washington." .The man's aspect suddenly changed. God bless Qeuoral Washington!" ho orled, drawing bimBolf ereot. "The picket lain that house, ana tho sentry stands near tbat tree. " At tbo siego oi Yorktown, while. Washington was superintending tiro erection of a redoubt, a solid shot struck near bim, throwing np a oloud of duBt. .An army obaplain, standing at his side, was greatly, ularmed. Taking oft his hat, which was covered with tho duct, he exolaimod, holding it out, "Ssohero, general." ' .' ' "Mr. l!vaus,"said Washington, emil-ing gravely, "you had hotter carry that borne aqd show it to your wife and children.-' .While wutobing. tho attaok through an embrasure, a muaket ball strnok the cannon against which he wao leaning and fell at his feet. "My dear general," cried Knox, seiz ing bis arm, "come.nwayl We can't spare you yet. " 'on, no harm was done," auawereq Wasbingtou calmly. "It was a spent tall." Soon after, when the enemy's works bad been carried, be drew a long breath and said ; vThe work is done, and well done. William, bring me my norse." What do you seek here? inquired the ootnmauder in chief of yonng Kosciusko,, wbo bad brought a letter from Benjamin Ifraukliu. , "To SgW with you for American independence." "What oan you do?" "Try me," What be did all lovers of freedom know. "I cannot promise you the luxuries of a court." said Waabingtou to the youth ful and ardent Lafayette, "but aa you have become .aa American soldier you will duuptleso acaornmodate yourself to tbo faro of the Amenoan army." That was the beginning of a friend ■hip that lasted until dtitb divided tpem. ■ -, . ''Put ou vow bat. naiiiou, BMd Twill abaie tumja with yaq," Wajmgtou, CHAPTER XIL 2 — HOME AND llAPrlN.KSS.- In ono of the nnoidnt books purchased from Washington's estate by the govern menf of tbo United States may bo found a oopy of a poem which, doubtlesB, om bodied tbo former owner a idea or-.'. TRUE HAPPISESS. TheHa ftrp.the tblnRS which onoe posaofia'd Will males a lire man truly nicaa-u: A good estate on healthy Boil, Got not by Y Ice nor yot by Toil ; ' Round a warm Firo a pleasant Toko, With Cblmnoy over froo from Smoko; A Btrength entire, a sparkling Bowl, A qulot Wlfo, a quiot Boul i A Mind, as woll sa Body, whole, Prudent Blrapllolty. Constant Frlundc, A Diet which no Art commoudg: A m*rrv Nlwht wlthoat much DrJcklne... A happy Thought without much Thinking LMCU nigus oy qojuv nwapa mauv wiur., A Will to be but what thou art; " - ., Posscaa'd ot those, all else defy And neither wlah nor fear to Dio. .'The&oare thrfthlnga whioh,. onoe posseaa'< win uiuko a ure that's truly eious-u. .' Above the happy household bovered white winged peace. On the horizon'uo war olonds yet were visible, navrag abandoned tbo eword and pistol for the plow and pruning book, this American nlnninnntna Dnve himself to his agricul tural employments heart and soul.' There waa work enough for many men to do, bnt so systematically waa the vast ea tato condnotod that tha owner oIwayB found time in plenty for reoreation With stables full of tnocougnnreas and kennels full of hounds Washington now indulged iu bunting, in the suuson least two or threo times a week. SayB one who went n-lrnnting with bim ine geuBrai la a very ejuuuens nnu bold horseman, leaping the highest fences and going extremely quick, with out standing on bis stirrups, bearing ou his bridle or letting his liorae run wild His bold riding occasionally brought bim to grief, but no serious accident ever befell biro and no mischance de terred bim from bis favorite Bport. Scat tared throughout the pages of bia diary — in which be religiously entered every detail of his daily doings— are many en fries like the following: "Went a-huuting with Jaoky Oustis and eutohed a Fox, after three hours' ohase ; found it In tho Greek. « » » Mr. Bryan, Fairfax, Mr. Grayson and Phil Alexander came bonis by sunrise. Hunted and oatohed u Fox with these, Lord Fairfax, his brother, and Oolo. Fairfax, —all 'of whom; witb Mr. Fairfax and Mr. Wilson of England, dined here."; And they probably "made a week of it," for two days later is the entry, "Hunted again with ' tho same company. " In bis journal for January and February, 1768, is recorded that be' went banting Sve consecutive days and followed the bounds 16 days, wbicb is a pretty fair record for u single month. He Indulged himself iu this wenly sport until within a few yeuxe of bis death, and it was with great sorrow that us anally ooiitespcji that J^iq b»»> yet ho wroto his agent that ho was sur-r prised nt their moderatlonand feared »■_;! had not been liberal enough. Ho did not / object to drink, but to tbo oBoota of it, . yot he hired a gardorTbr with tho express stipulation that as part ooinpouimuuu . tho man should havo "$4-nt Christmas with whioh ho may bo drunk four days and four nights j $3 nt Eastor to effect THE BEEUAN MINIATURE OF WAEUrNOTOH. tho eame purpose; $9 at Whitsuntide td.^p inc. and a dinner drink of Bros at noon.!' A vlHitnr kf\vh; "Thn opnem nnnfc t«*V*» bottlo about pretty freely after dinner. v.v . • We had n very elegant Bupper,;.:^| * Tho general, with a fow gl&aBOB';3&i of champagne, got quite merry, and be- 9 ingwitb his tat i mat o friends langhed : M "and talked agood deal." Boforo strangers SM he ia very reserved and ' seldom says aj wt word; I waa fortunate in being iu his en company with his particular acquaint-.-'^ ances," ,.- -. - • Hia love of hie table is shown iu.'hbi breaking an intention he had declared' of never selling or porohsslug another; slave. ■ But "tho running on" of my (fool uaa oeuu a moat inconvenient tniug this family ; and what renders it on disagreeable, is that I had resolved no* to' become tho Muster of another Bluve j uy purcnuue; Dot inie reeuiutlou I lear ^ must brealc" - ■ ■ ; : i','^ He is said to havo had an inordinate fohdnoss for sweets, und it may have;' been this indulgonco. that caused tim^ early loss oi his tooth and their cow queut replacement by, the clumsy ft ones of ivory whioh 60 marred bis nrcssion and gavo rise to the unive: accepted report tbat he never, smth This report, ilka his teeth,, waa fa for those who knew bim best declare l$$sj «wu vttuuwij. fives. on hia deathbed he smiled after speesjbi had failad him. • "'r'm , ohapti?b:|||; A OBEAT tAjSPBO pgctoaiuiTOB. If ever .'a.niah'B Uf«'<"wa»- fall ) rounded, , eireu. snroluftigod . wfth bjf ings, it w'as 'Waihibgion'il (luriui'i residonco-M "JSouiit" VettTon,, A<gsjO THX WAeamOTOJI COACH. time of his marriage to the period dSt rupture betw««M Euglejid and the colo/J uies. uuriu^ rjeariy la years he woe all >uw« i*> pupwe mis enviame modei me, ww o! a weal tby planter, lord , a wine qtxaiun and Buiuititude at • >»r«, ueuaim ttia borne eetutoof I Vernon, witi tip ^$M'KV*k W t iiww tn«ttia»Uoija other thoufl unfair sitjtan, vmi^mQ^m

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