h Mrs Stuart.
Our friend Lawley having announced by telegram his coming in this day's train from Richmond, I drove over to the station at Culpepper Court-house to meet so welcome a guest, who had promised to give us the pleasure of his company for several days.
To do him proper honour, I substituted on this occasion for the rough-going, yellow-painted waggon in which Pelham and I were accustomed to make most of our journeys, a top-buggy which Stuart had brought from Pennsylvania.
On the 12th the General started on a reconnaissance to stir up the Yankees a little, as he expressed himself, in which he was accompanied by Lawley, who desired to get an idea of our mode of cavalry fighting.
My orders were to remain at headquarters in the performance of some important duties there.
I disliked this exceedingly, but I was soon compensated by the unexpected arrival of Vizetelly and Brien, who, after a very amusing ride through the valley and across the Blue Ridge, had at last found us ag