t-trader at Vancouver.
He saw the man again, but the dollars never.
The chief quartermaster of the coast found him penniless and forlorn, and helped him to go East.
In New York he was generously helped by Buckner, who had ascended Popocatapetl with him. In the autumn he is seen working as a labourer on his father-in-law's farm near St. Louis.
With his own hands he builds a cabin on some of this land, and names it Hardscrabble.
It is recorded that every animal about his farm was a pet. In 1858 he sold his farm at auction.
He went into real estate, and next into the custom-house, and was even an auctioneer, it is said.
Sometimes army friends came to visit him, for he retained their regard; and, with overalls tucked in his boots, he would dine with them at the Planter's House.
Personally lonely, he was also out of sympathy with St. Louis politics; and although the events of the world had at length begun to stir his strong brains, and he had opinions, not only about slavery, but al