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hospitality. I hear at this moment a gallant gentleman, formerly a resident of Hampton, describing his loss, which, though he seems to feel but little regret, amounts to about $13,000. Many a worthy family, however, remembers with tearful eyes and aching hearts the cozy cottage home and its pleasing associations. "There is no place," &c. "Hampton, the shire- town of Elizabeth City County, is distant sixteen miles from Norfolk. The site was visited by Captain John Smith and others in 1607. Burk, one of the historians of Virginia, says: "While engaged in seeking for a place for the first settlement, they met five natives, who invited them to their town, Kecaughton, or Kechotan, where Hampton now stands." It became a town in 1705. It was in allusion to the outrages at Hampton in 1813 that Sir Sidney Beckwith, in a letter to the late talented General Robert B. Taylor, of this city, who commanded the army in Norfolk and vicinity at the time, made this striking and forcible remark