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of Maysville, writing in 1869, after consulting all the old folk, says: My aunt and Mr. Lashbrooke remember General Johnston from his infancy; and they say, as indeed all say, that there was great promise about him from his childhood. He was a handsome, proud, manly, earnest, and self-reliant boy; and his success and distinction in after-life were only what were expected of him by those who knew him in his boyhood. Mr. Lashbrooke says he went to the same school with him, in 1811, to Mann Butler, a teacher of some distinction in his day. He was distinguished, too, for his courage in boyhood and early manhood. While he was a born gentleman, as they all say, and as far from being a bully as any boy in the world, yet he was one whom the bullies left undisturbed. Colonel C. A. Marshall told me of one fellow about Washington who was proud of playing the bully, but who, to the amusement of the town, always skipped Albert Johnston and Black Dan Marshall. General Johnston sometime
ition by assigning him as inspector-general to Butler's division, in which capacity he served until test resistance. This attack was supported by Butler's division, with the exception of the Louisvil this beautiful and strongly-fortified place. Butler's division sustained about half the loss of th wounded, not less and perhaps many more. General Butler was wounded in the leg, while I, finely mo succeeded to the command of the division, General Butler having been wounded, came up with his commeneral Johnston accompanied Hamer's brigade of Butler's division, remaining for the most part with Cder the converging fires of the salients. General Butler was wounded at the same point. General Jo's troops were engaged with the enemy, and General Butler's division was at once marched out in suppd have been the next Governor of Ohio. General Butler and General Taylor certified on General Joinently important to the public interest. General Butler also complimented him in his report; and b[4 more...]
her than I should return. I therefore yielded up all the hopes and aspirations of a soldier, and with them has vanished all regret. I made no effort to obtain a post in the army, nor did I request any friend to do it; nor would I, after that, have accepted any offer. I have had the firmness to resist the most powerful impulse of Nature and education; and, no doubt, for the best, at least so far as my family is concerned. You will oblige me by presenting my most friendly regards to General Butler. His soldierly and gallant bearing commanded the admiration of every one, and I would be glad to know that he will lead an effective force to the aid of Scott; for, truly, the situation of our army is precarious. The force to have accomplished the work given to him, promptly and economically both with regard to blood and treasure, should not have been less than 50,000 men. With that amount of force he could have controlled the resources of the country for the support of his army, and s
d gathered in the valley of the Illinois since its discovery by the missionaries. Fraser was told that there were of white men, able to bear arms, seven hundred; of white women, five hundred; of their children, eight hundred and fifty; of negroes of both sexes, nine hundred; Fraser to Gage, 15 May. The banks of the Wabash, we learn from another source, were occupied by about one hundred and ten French families, most of which were at Vincennes. Croghan, in Craig's Olden Time, and in Mann Butler's Kentucky. Gage to Halifax, 10 Aug. Fraser sought to overawe the French traders with the menace of an English army that was to come among them. But they laughed him to scorn, pointing to the Mississippi, which they could so easily cross, and beyond which they would be safe from English jurisdiction. As he embarked for New Orleans, Pontiac again gave him assurances of continuing peace, if the Shawnees and other nations on the Ohio would recall their war-belts. Already Croghan, an In
ice given to parliament of the troubles was not early, and it ought to have been immediate. I speak not with respect to parties. I stand up in this place, single, unsolicited, and unconnected. As to the late ministry, and he turned scornfully chap. XXI.} 1766. Jan. towards Grenville, who sat within one of him, every capital measure they have taken is entirely wrong. To the present ministry, to those, at least, whom I have in my eye, looking at Conway and the Lords of the Treasury, Butler's Reminiscences. I have no objection. Their characters are fair. But pardon me, gentlemen. Youth is the season for credulity; confidence is a plant of slow growth in an aged bosom. By comparing events with each other, reasoning from effects to causes, methinks I discover the traces of overruling influences. This he said referring to the Duke of Newcastle. Lord Charlemont to Henry Flood, Jan. 28 (by misprint in the printed copy Jan. 8) 1766. It is a long time, he continued, since