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The Daily Dispatch: August 16, 1864., [Electronic resource] 6 0 Browse Search
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n is irresistible. The Yankees entertain no hope of holding Alexandria. As a particular case, we would mention the sale of Freestone Point, the residence of Colonel Fairfax--a magnificent estate — the very fishery upon which rented before the war for the interest upon $100,000 in gold. Of course it was worth greatly more than thverything so entirely that the place soon loses all the interest and respectability that result from antiquity and association of ideas. We have no idea that Colonel Fairfax will recognize his old home, endeared to him by a thousand memories of his ancestors, when they were almost princes in the land. He will find his old furnitusive old chairs, of the style of Anne or the first George, supplanted by the latest style of Yankee hair-bottoms; his old oaken tables, at which Washington and Bryan Fairfax may often have sat, sent to Coventry, and a set of flashy vaniers supplying their place; his ancient wainscoting of solid mahogany, painted and glazed; the old