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word, Are you ready?
the other replied, Ready!
Both fired, and one fell severely wounded.
This was hot blood, indeed.
The second incident is here given in the words of a letter written to General Johnston twenty-five years after the occurrence:
It has been so many years since I had the pleasure of seeing you that I am almost afraid you have forgotten me altogether.
Do you remember the judge-advocate of the army in Texas, when you were in command as colonel on the Lavaca River in 1836?
If you do not, I can possibly recall myself to your remembrance by mentioning a circumstance that may not have entirely escaped you. One morning, at General Green's tent, Major V-and I got into an accidental quarrel.
He insulted me and I struck him, whereupon he drew out a bowie-knife upon me and I a pistol upon him, which Major D-, who was standing by my side, wrenched suddenly out of my hand.
Y — then drew a pistol upon me, and, just as he was in the act of shooting me, you came thunder