importance of learning how to obey
a trip to New York on a wager
the West Point Bible
dismissed from the Academy without trial
intercession of Stephen A. Douglas
restoration to Cadet duty
James B. McPherson
John B. Hood
Robert E. Lee.
I was born in the town of Gerry, Chautauqua County, New York, September 29, sult was the impossible suggestion that if I would give the names of my guilty classmates I might be let off. I had made an early call upon the Little Giant, Senator Douglas, to whom I had no letter, and whom I had never met; had introduced myself as a citizen of Illinois in trouble; and had told my story.
He said he was not on g be avoided, but if it proved necessary to let him know.
Hence, after all else failed, including my personal appeal, which I had waited so long to make, I told Mr. Douglas all that had occurred, and suggested that there was nothing left but to put in the reserve, as the tacticians call it. He replied: Come up in the morning, and w