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The Daily Dispatch: July 20, 1864., [Electronic resource], Resignation of
--correspondence with the Secretary Memminger President. (search)
John Morgan and Clay's horses --A gentleman from Lexington, Ky, relates an incident relative to John Morgan, which is certainly characte
After he had stolen the celebrated race horse Skedaddle, Mr. Clay started in pursuit with two fine animals, worth $500 each, and ove he racer.
"These will answer your purpose just as well," said Mr. Clay.
John looked at the horses carefully, and said:
"Well, MMr. Clay, they will answer my purpose as well as Skedaddle; and as I am disposed to accommodate you--"
Here Mr. Clay's countenance brighteMr. Clay's countenance brightened.
"As I am disposed to accommodate you, I will partly comply with your request."
Mr. Clay was puzzled.
"I will partly complyMr. Clay was puzzled.
"I will partly comply with your request.
I'll take these two horses, but I can't give you the other."
Mr. Clay was completely taken aback, but he was not allMr. Clay was completely taken aback, but he was not allowed to get away that easy.
The soldiers took the $600 from him, and he was compelled to leave for home on foot, with his pockets empty. --Na