headquarters, and the distance thence to our friend's house was not less than five-and-forty miles. Nevertheless, to leave still a chance open, and hoping I might persuade Stuart to undertake the ride, I sent a courier with a relay of horses to Bowling-Green, a village about half-way between Moss-Neck and the spot we were to reach.
It seemed as if the review would never be over; hour after hour flitted by, till at last it was a quarter to three by the time all was over, when Stuart rode over f ready, only observing that as the wedding ceremony was appointed at seven o'clock we should have some difficulty in being present.
Oh, that's nothing.
rejoined the General-let's be off.
And away we started at the rate of ten miles an hour.
Bowling-Green was reached in capital time, where we mounted our relays; and before the clock struck the appointed hour of seven we rode through the gate of the hospitable Dundee.
A joyful and most demonstrative reception awaited us, for our arrival