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BT THE AUTHOR OF BKAUTIFVL SNOW."
'Peautiftil child by thy mother '? knee.
In the mystic future what wilt thou be ?
A demon of" sir., or an angel sublime
A poisonous L pas. or innocent thyme
A spirit of evil flashing down
Wiih the lurid light of a tmry crown
Or gliding up with a shiniug"track;
Like the morning star that ne'er looks
Daintiest dreamer thai ever smiled.
Which wilt thou be. my beautiful child?
beautiful child in my gird en bowers.
Friend ot the butterflies birds and flowers;
Pure as the sparkling crystalline, stream,
Jewels of truth in thy fairy eyes beam.
Was there ever a whiter soul than thine.
Worshipped b love in a mortal shrine!
My heart thou hast gladdened for two
With rainbows of hope through mists of
Mists beyond which the sunn' nmle.
With its halo of glory beams all ihe while.
Beautiful child, to thy look is given.
A gleam serene not to earth, but to
With the tell-tale eyes and prattling
Would thou could'st ever thus be young.
Like the liquid strain of t lie mocking birds,
From slair to hail thy voice is heard ;
How ofien in the garden nooks thou'rt
Wi'.h Ho .vers (lis curly heid around.
And kneeling beside me wkU figure so
Oh ! who would not dote on my infant
Beautiful chi'd. what thy fa' shall be.
Perchance, is wisely hidden from me;
A fallen stai thou may's; leave my side.
And of sorrow and shame become the
Phriveriiig. quivering, thro" the cold street.
With a curse behind and lo'lbre thy feet.
Ashamed to live and afraid to die ;
No home, no friend and a pi'iiess sky.
Merciful Fal her my brain goes wild
Oh! keep fiom evil my beau1 iiul child !
"Beautiful child, mny'st thou soar above,
A warbling elie ub of joy and love ;
A drop on eternity's mighty sea.
A blossom on life's immortal tree
Floating, flowering evermore.
In ihe blessed light of a golden shore.
And as I gaze on thy sinless bloom
Arid thy raiiiat face, they dispel my gloom;
I pray He will keep I h .- uudefiled.
And his love protect my beautiful child.
The San Francisco. Kc tmincr. in a long
article on Mr. (Jreeley, close.s wiih
the following nob'.e sentiments : "In
giving our cordial support, to Horace
Greeley, we' sink ihe pas!: we con
sign to eternal oblivion all the divisions,
discords, hates, and heart-buntings, that
have made ns enemies in the days that
are now happily gone. We see him on
a platform that piomises true peace of in
finite duration between all the sections
of this Union; we see him looked to
with buiginsf eyes by the suffering peo
ple of the South, as their liberator from
taxation that is scourging thorn, to death;
we hear all the honest men of the coun
try cryirg out for relief from taxation
caused by thievery, defalcation, extrava
ga nee.sy ndicai ism P res i den Hal ju n ke! ings.
and all lie- complicated villainy thai have
( haraciei ized ihe administration of Grant;
we see the coun'ry humiliated abroad lv
the foreign policy of ihe Govei innent :
we see at home everything 'ending to a
destruction of republicanism, in fact if
not in form, and verging toward mouuich
istn; and our judgment, on l!i- ic-ult of
our observations is. that the perpetuity
or the American republic depends on the
defeat of Grant and the success of the
catidida'e of the Democracy, Horace
In another ariicle the same paper savs:
B. Gralz Brown, now Governor of jjg
sauiti. mlecui"d that State from strife and
dept cssion. Under his vigorous adminis
tration her resources are being rapidly
developed, and her people recugmzed his
eminent worth by the oves whelming vote
be received for ihe position of her chief
magistrate. The Liberal movement, which
has caused such an uprising of the peo
ple, was laid on deep foundations;, when
he proclaimed ihe principles on which he
would adiiitiiisler the State Government.
They sue substantially ihe principle that
now form the basis of the present contest
for governmental lelortn. lire people of
Missouri accomplished wiih Gratz Biown.
its i heir leader, a most extraordinary po
litical revolution. The Radical im.jorby
in 18!i8 of twenty thousand was swept
away, and Gratz Brown was elected in
lt7t) by a major iiy of over forty thou
sand. In the Western States he enjoys a
personal popularity that was not exceed
ed in the past Oy that of Thomas II. Ben
ton; Ik; adds immense strength even to
the name of Horace Greeley; and he is
an orator ol trie loft lest rank.
The Democracy, in adopting these can
didates, present io the people civilians,
who are far supetior in qualifications to
their opponents. Both are men of Ihe
highest intellect, who have served a 1 tig
apprenticeship in studying !e- rtieories (i
Government. The most bi,:er partisan
of the present Administra em c noU'l deny
that they possess the ab ;i ies to enable
I hem. if elected, as there every proba
bility that they wtli b . iu discharge the
duties of their respee u .- position so a
to command naiiouui t -.-.e-et. By these
nominations the Democ ary have proved
that in their opinion ihe ;-mj. s of tire past
are dead and buried, ai.d ,uu ail patriot
ic citizens, regardless ot past afli iu iot.s.
can unite to elect men why will restore
fraternal friendship between the people
of every section ot the Union.
In the Wes;ern Sta'es the name or
Horace Gret ley has became a household
word. No one as strenuously as he has
encouraged emigration lo the regions that
are now our must wealth-pi oducmg States
For year after year his constant advice to
the workingmen. crowded in tenement
houses of the large cities, has been. - Go
to the West ;"' -Settle on a farm." am
thousands followed his advice who are
now uidependet.t in cii corns at.ces and
own their homesteads. Partisan hostility,
not withstand'.! g his noble antecedent's,
will soon puisne him and endeavor to
malign his motives, but it will prove a
failure. His character can withstand
any amount of misrepresentation that
the Radical press may attempt against it.
He is proof, and thrice-armed, against
their accusations, and the righteous judge
ment of the people will brand thern as
false, unfounded and railiciotis.
Their Relative Popularity.
Recently Gen. Grant visited
Boston by invitation, to be present
at the Coliseum on the "German
Day." Notwithstanding his high
position, his presence attracted but
a small audience to participate in
the entertainment. He felt the
chilling influence of wanting pop
ularity, and just as the bands and
chorus commenced rendering the
soul-stirring anthem, JJer Waeit
am JZchi, the President and his
suite abruptly took their depart
ure, to the great disgust of the
On the Gd day of July Horace
Gieeley was present by invitation
at the same place, and so great was
the desire to behold the Philoso
pher whose ways and views have
obtained him the title ot the se
cond Franklin, that the Colesium
was densely crowded, floor, chorus
ml 7 7
seats and galleries. The friends
and admirers of Mr Greeley wore
insignia manifesting their presiden
tial preferences; the gentlemen in
the color of their hats ami coats,
find the ladies by their ribbons and
Greeley fans. A pause took place
in the performance for a few mo
ments, and that vast audience, the
largest that ever assembled in
America under a roof, called lust
ily for Greeley. Yielding at last
to their spontaneous, vociferous
calls, he arose and bowed to each
quarter of the house with a grat
ilied smile upon his benevolent
countenance. Cheer after cheer
filled the vast edifice, and ceased
only after the bauds commeced
playing. After the first part of
the performance was over, Greeley
and his friends left the building,
amid the hearty cheers of the aud
ience, and so many left after his
departure, that the building look
The enthusiastic reception given
Greeley in Boston, compared with
the cold manner in which (-Jen.
Grant was received, affords ground
for the belief that Massachusetts
may give him her electoral vote.
Sumner will earnestly canvass the
State for him, and the arraignment
he made in the United States Sen
ate of Gen. Grant's Administra
tion, repeated in the great centres
of populatin of Massachusetts,
must influence public opinion to
prefer the distinguished civilian to
the present gift-taking Executive.
He w ill show the people of his na
tive State that one term is enough
for the present incumbent. A
urer and abler man than he, is
now required to perform the duties
of Chief Maistrte.
Humor of the Canvass.
Since 1S10 there has never been
a Presidential canvass interfused
with so much good humor as the
present. It is at once an indica
tion of the return of the era of
good feeling an and earnest of the
election of the main cause of it all
Horace Gieeley. Last month
Greeley took some of his political
friendson a visit to Chappaqua,and
what was done there is capitally
told by the New York J L raid.
We extract as follows:
Ethan Allen, Scoval, Mullaby,
and the rest of the gentlemen
ranged themselves about the woods
where Mr. Greeley had laid out his
trimming programme, and Allen
ami Mulaly, at least, having never
seen the philosopher at this exer
cise, awaited his movements with
apprehension, and ivatehed them
with a feeling akin to terror.
When the reckless sage hopped on
a limb 13 feet from the ground,
with his axe in hand, and the knot
ty limb bent nnder his weight,
Allen turned pale with horror.
"This won't do, Scovel," said
Allen; "see what a slip might do!
If that limb gave way, or those
smooth-soled shoes slipped, or that
ax should rebound and cut his leg,
and he should double up over the
limb and fall that distance to the
ground" and his voice became
husky with the terror of the situa
tion. Scovel Now, you be easy.
He's done this for 15 years, and
he's as safe there as you are on
Allen But that's no surety at
all. The pitcher may go to the
well, you know, any number of
times and be broken at last. One
fatal blow or a slip might be the
death of the liberal parly. The
national committee must protest
against this. We must persuade
him to vent his surplus energies
hereafter on subsoil ploughing or
something of that sort.
The philosopher meantime, un
conscious of the animated discus
sion in Ins interest going on below,
continued calmly trimming his
Shiploads of Them.
The power of the President to
suspend the habeas corpus expired
with the session of Congress.
Judge Bond and his associates
were aware of this ami consequent
ly felt it to be incumbent upon
them to have dispatch with their
bloody assizes in the Carol inas. It
is impossible not to admire the ef
ficient industry with which these
active functionaries have wielded
the sword and tipped the scales of
justice. They did not spare them
selves; they did not spare the law;
but gave all their forces to the one
work of gathering a "plentiful crop
of convicts, and reducing the act
ive and efficient Democratic vote
to a minimum. They toiled by
day, they strove by night. The
marshals made post haste. The
dragoons spared not spur nor horse
flesh. The clerks wrote double
handed to clear dockets and regis
ter records, and the result is as
pretty a crop of convicts as was
ever seen. They are being con
veyed now to the Albany ami oth
er penitentiaries with as much
speed as the limited means of trans
portation will allow. Sundry ship
loads of them have already arriv
ed, containing "miscellaneous lops. '
unrivaled since Dr. Marigold stop
ped business old men, bent, griz
zled, palsied, beardless lads; stal
wart men, whose labor cannot be
spared; and poor crippled soldiers,
whose unpensioned half efforts
were the sole prop of helpless and
dependent families. Other ships
are on the way, and still others
taking cargo of this sort of human
freight which the patriotism of our
industrious "national"' judiciary so
abundantly supplies. We are not
able to state the precise Democrat
ic vote in the counties of North
Carolina and South Carolina, late
ly laid under martial law, and har
rowed with Bond's harrow, but
the forrrteen or fifteen hundred de
portations of convicts thence, and
the banishments, flights and frights
in consequence, must make Grant's
at any rate. So we may expect
them to be allowed to "have peace"
for a little spell at least. 'ash
The lo H tif 'fhe Sierras.
Chhago Times, July First.
Joaquin Miller, the poet of the
Sierras, arrived in this city on yes
terday, and put up at the Sherman
house, where he remains over to
day. Mr. Miller lias come through
c'a San Francisco, from Mexico,
where he has been studying the
beauties and traditions of the
thousand iselets of that sea-like
stream, and is resting, previous to
continuing his flight to New York,
lie registers from Oregon, where
his parents pass their lives, tran
quilly and happily, on a little farm,
and where his only relatives live.
Those who are not acquainted
with this brilliant poet, other than
through his marvelous writings,
may feel interested in a few words
describing his manner and appear
ance. He is about live feet eleven
inches in height, with massive,
stooped shoulders, and an appar
ently, wiry and enduring frame.
His brow is high and powerful, ami
the hair streams down in light
brown curls to the nape of the
neck. He is dressed in a long lin
en duster that reaches almost to
his feet, a wide straw hat, and a
red silk neckerchief- His manner
is unrestrained, but, like his speech,
uncertain ami hesitating; thus, he
will pause in the midst nf a sen
tence and walk nervously about,
and then abruptly stop, and re
sume the conversation, taking up
the thread where he broke it oif.
His journey to the Amazon was
for the purpose of perfecting ma
terial tor his great poem of the
Isles of the Amazon, a work of
2,000 lines, which is to be issued
by the Oca-laud Jfotith!,n serial
tarts. The copyright has been
disposed of to the Oor!a)td for
&2J0O, and by them to an Eng
lish firm. Mr. Miller during the
past year, has been engaged on a
novel", but intends to leave it for
publication after his death, frank
ly confessing that it contains mat
ter which niav be considered ego
tistical if published during life.
Old Dame Now, Jennie, if you
wash up your dishes, make the
room ti.lv. ret through your work
early, and are a very good girl,
perhaps as a treat I'll let you go
ami see old Butcher Briskett bur
ied this afternoon.
G e x K it a l i, v. The Danbury
Xctcs says that a Newton corn cul
tivator hangs up one of his stock
ings in the field. When there is
plenty of air stirring the crow gen-
erafly perishes outsme me lence.
Nicely. The word love, in one
Indian language, is "sehemlenda
mourtch-wager you. now nicely
it would sound, whispered softly m
Where Ioes the Money Come From I
No man heretofore in the Presi
dential ollice has ever made any
money out of it. A number of our
earlier Presidents by their long ab
sence from their homes seriously
impoverished their estates. An
drew Jackson had to borrow money
of Frank Blair, Sr., when he depart
ed for his home in Tennessee, at
the end of his eight years' service.
Mr. Lincoln only left an estate of
about -$100,000, a considerable por
tion ot which he had before he was
elected. The opportunities for mak
ing money during his Administra-
lion, if he had been corruptly in
clined, were unprecedented. If we
had Grant at that time he would
have amassed a private fortune
greater than the Rothschilds It
would have been counted by the
hundreds of millions. Very favor
able opportunities existed for ac
quiring wealth in Andy Johnson's
day, when the two dollars on whis
ky made the illicit combination, of
a ring the power of the land.
Wouldn't Grant have flourished in
those days like a green-bay tree?
The amount he has made during
his administration, in excess of his
solary is enormous. This is seen
from his ability to purchase AQ0,(O0
worth of property at Long Branch,
in .addition to the 8-52,000 width
he already had at fashionable re
sort. Here is xl 22,000 worth of
property, being 822,000 more than
the entire proceeds of his salary.
When railroad, superintendent and
presidents find their conductors
buying diamonds, keeping mistress
es and patronizing the race course,
they generally suspect that there
is something wrong. Have we,
the Amercan people, the same right
to suspect Grant 'i With such tin
example set by tiie President, when
the public records are examined
by Greeley's administration, won't
there be found some brilliant devel
opments among his subordinates !
(J inc'tiinat i Jj (tjuii'tr.
Crecicy's Hidden Strength.
The Macon (Ga.) 7llorajih and
J. .ss makes this Statement:
"On dit of a Georgia Congressman
that a week or two ago, in the
House talking earnestly in depre
ciation of the siqqiort of Greeley,
a Republican member took him
aside wiih the remark, "I wish to
talk to vou." When thev had erot
to themselves, says the Republi
can: ' , I don't like to hear
you committing yourself in this
way against, the Cincinnati ticket."
'Why so V said our member.,
'what eoncern can it possibly be
to you r" 'Why, this,' said the Re
publican, 'I think your convention
will endorse that ticket, and if so,
you will have to review your pur
poses, and we shall be together in
supporting . that ticket. You do
not know what is going on; but
I tell you fifty of the men who now
sit on the administration side of
the House will be with you in sup- j
v.- . i r - ill
porting titeeiey, if endorsed oy
the Baltimore Convention, as I
think he will be.' This, we learn
on good authority, was not an ideal
This is an indication as to where
Greeley's strength lies. The anti
Grant " Republicans knew they
could not alone elect him; but now
he is endorsed by the Baltimore
Convention they know he can be
elected, ami they will boldly take
a stand for him.
The next President and his Cabinet.
Under this heading, that staunch
old Democratic paper, the Boston
P,M, discourses in the following
"Mr. Greeley's honesty of pur
pose counts a great deal for him,
and it is freely suggested that with
a well chosen cabinet he could put
the Union on the right track again.
With Charles Francis Adams, say,
for Secretary of State, there would
be no puttering in our foreign pol
icy ; with Trumbull as Secret ary
of the Treasury, there would be no
miserly hoarding of gold, or ruin
ous fluctuations in the money mar
ket; with Hancock as Secretary of
War, the records of the depart
ment would not be mysteriously
missing; with Cox as Secretary ot
the Interior, civil service reform
would not gasp for life, while if
these names were not sufficient, a
splendid talent would remain for
his unpartisan choice. There are
Doolittle, Cowan, Hendricks,
Schurz, the silver tougued Thur
man, whose logic and strength of
intellect are familiar in every State,
Governor Parker whose wise poli
cy in New Jersey has excited such
commendation, Governor Seymour,
of New York, Palmer of Illinois,
English, of Connecticut, Atkinson,
Endicot and others of Massachu
setts. The list is a brilliant one,
and when Greeley appears as the
central figure, the present adminis
tration, with its gold stocks in
waiting and its dilettante states
manship, does not provoke unlim
Greeley will Carry New Vork.
From the New York Sun. July 2.
Granfs Oicn in this city has
been at considerable pains to can
vass the popular sentiment through
out this State, with the special
view of ascertaining how heavy a
draft Dr. Greeley will make on the
Republican vote. The result is not
altogether satisfactory. Reports
are given from fifty-eight of the
sixty counties in the State, though
estimates in figures are rendered
only on thirty counties the Greeley
Republican strength is stated at
from nothing to 400 each. Ac
cording to these returns there are
no Republicans who will vote for
Greeley either iu Ontario, West
chester, or Wyoming. There is
exactly one in Essex (why not give
his name), there tire five in War
ren, ten, each in Saratoga, and
Schuyier. "a few" in Niagara,
Oneida, Qileans, Putnam, Bock
land, and Suffolk, and "some" in
Richmond, Sullivan, Washington,
Wayne, and Yates, though the fig
ures are prudently withheld.
From Ulster the report is that, af
ter consultation with prominent
men of the Grant party, it has
been decided that "any publication
as to the condition of affairs had
better not be .made at present."
Courlland, Kings, New York,
Queens, and Tompkins are repre
sented as badly affected with Gree
leyism. In the thirty counties
from which these figures are given
an aggregate of 3,050 Republi
cans are reported as bound to vote
for Greeley. These counties gave
an aggregate majority of 30, TOG
for Grant in IStjs, against 3,173
for Seymour leaving Grant's net
maiorit v 36,583. In the rest of the
State Seymour overcame this ad
verse majority and secured the
electoral vote by a plurality of
9,00 -1. Thus the showing of
( rant's 0rn concedes the Mate to
Greeley this year by a majority
much greater than that of Seymour
IJreadful Story of a Diamond Hills'.
The New York 7A:vA7savs: As
already stated, among the victims
of the recent railroad smash-up at
Metuchen, N. J., was a Danish
couple named Potasscn, but two
months married, Mr. Potassen be
ing the son of a Danish nobleman.
They were en route to San Fran
cisco, where Potassen's brother is
Danish Consul. When the terrible
crash came all was darkness and
confusion for a few moments; but
the gentleman soon recovered con
sciousness, and his first thought
was of his bride. An immediate
search was made for the lady, who
was at last found beneath a heap of
debris, senseless and covered with
blood. Upon raising her up her
her husband was horrified to find
that one of her arms had been
completely torn off. The unfortun
ate lady was removed to shelter,
and husband began the sickening
task of seeking his wife missing
arm. He proclaimed that upon
one of the fingers was the diamond
wedding ring, a jewel worth many
hundred dollars, and instantly a
general search was begun. Among
the prowlers about the wreok was
a train hand, who was observed to
secret something under his coat
and walk away. He was soon
overhauled, and on perceiving that
he had been detected he threw
down his burden, which proved to
be the lost arm. It was ticked up
by the nobleman, who removed
the ring and caused the arm to be
taken care of. The lady was
brought to St. Barnabas Hospital
in Newark, where she now lies in
a fair way of recovery.
Bust i-:ei. The Montgomery
correspondent of the Cincinnati
Coirtiiitreial lias the following:
Dick Busteed is holding his an
nual court here, trying whisky
makers and Ku Klux, more whis
ky than Ku-KIu.v, however. It is
rumored that lie is for Grant. The
judge has no very fair name down
here, being classed with the omni
bus load of carpet-baggers, head
ed by the cotton peddler Spencer,
who are preying upon the vitals of
a stricken and prostrate State, so.
The Judge tells a good story on
himself, and it pretty well illus
trate the feeling here among a large
class. An alarm fire was given at
the Exchange Hotel, and the guests
went out poll rnell, carrying their
baggage. One fellow got one
trunk and wanted to leave it in
somebody's care till he went for
another. Busteed was sitting on
the curb stone guarding his own
carpetbag. "Mister," said the man
with two trunks, approaching Bus
teed, "will you watch this until I
go back and get another?" "Do
you know who I am?" roared the
Judge. "No; who are you?" "I
am Judge Busteed, of the Feder
al Court." "Oh Lord !" exclaimed
the fellow, as he tugged oil his
property, "I might just as well let
it burn up as leave it w
The records of the Dead Letter
Office afford a strange comment
ary on the carelessness with which
important business is transacted,
owing to the haste in which many
things are attempted to be done.
Last year, lour hundred thousand
letters were sent to the Dead Let
ter Office for want of stamps.
'Pi a. i i -i
niiee uiousanu were piacca in
the Post Office without any ad
dress whatever. In the letters so
carelessly deposited, check) and
drafts amounting to over three
millions of dollars, and nearly ono
hundred thousand dollars in money
were discovered. In addition, let
ters containing photographs and
mementos of great value were al
The carelessness which caused so
many of these letters to miscarry,
was productive of the most serious
consequences. .Wives failing to re
ceive remittances sent, but detain
ed for want of pre-payment of
postage, have experienced incon
veniences and anxieties which in
many instances have produced
estrangements. The Goveanment
has done everything to prevent the
consequences . of carelessness in
mailing letters or iu their failure to
reach the party for whom intended.
The envelopes are printed so as to
insure their return in a few davs, if
the writer will so specify on the
letter. Many of the letters miscar
rying are from sweethearts who fail
in their testacy to remember that
love-Tetters, like all other corres
pondence, must be pre-paid. These
i llusions fall under the notice of
Clerks of the Dead Letter Office
the most unpoetie creatures to read
mQ . .W ,
Axotiieu Sample of Mule Ar
tillery. The following is related
in the local column of the Cleve
"An old but unusually thought-o
ful farmer, residing near enough to
this city to do all his trading heres
went into his cornfield last week to
hoe his corn, and in order to give
a crw or two a salute should heo
see any, strapped his double-barrelled
shot-gun on Lis back. As he
warmed up to his work he caused
his hoe-handle to circulate with
more than its wonted rapidity
about him, and finally the end of
the hoe handle hitting the trigger
of the gun, touch it off. The old
farmer felt a gill or two of shot
pass through his scalp, and suppos
ing he had been shot by an assassin
in the rear, he, though wounded,
seized his gun, and wheeling sud
denly around, blazed away at the
supposed shooter. He was still
more surprised not to see a man '
but his dog writhing in the agon
ies of dissolution. He is out now
hoeing corn again, but his head is
covered with bandages and plaster,
and his dog docs not frisk about
his heels as formerly."
Ax Old Hotel. Of all hotels
iti the world the very oldest is a
lonely one in California, on the
road between San Jose and Santa
Cruz. Imagine ten immense trees
standing a few feet apart and hol
low inside; these are the hotel,
neat, breezy and romantic. The
largest tree is sixty-five feet around,
and contains a sitting-room and
that bureau of Bacchus whercfrom
is dispensed the thing that biteth
and stingeth. All about this tree
is a garden of flowers and ever-
greens. The drawing-room is a
bower made of redwood, ever
greens and madrona branches. For
bed chambers there are nine great
hollow trees, whitewashed and pre
pared, and having doors cut it fit
the shape of the holes. Literature
finds a place in a leaning stump,
dubbed "library-." If it were nel
for that same haunt of Bacchus, it
is certain that the guests of this
forest establishment would feel like
nothing so much as dryads.
How Pennsylvania, was Nam
ed. The origin of the name of the
State of Pennsylvania,will be found
in a letter of Win. Penn, its found
er, dated January 5th, 1G81, from
which the following is an extract:
"This day after' my watchings,
waitings, solicitings, and disputes
in council, my country has been
confirmed to me under the seal of
England, with large powers and
privileges, byr the name of Penn
sylvania a name the King gave it
in honor of my father. I chooseP
New Wales being a hilly country;
when the Secretary, a Welchman
refused to call it New Wales I
proposed Svlvania, and they added
Penh to it, "though I was much op
posed to it, and went to the King
to have it struck out. He said it
was past, and he would not take it
upon rum; ior x icareu limb it uuguu
be looked upon as a vanity in me,
and not as respect in the King to
my father, as it really was."
Cat conventions are now in order.
They are usually held in the night.
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