h such favors always merit; and should it not succeed, your reward must lay with other unlucky adventures.
For me to mention all of the advantages arising from such a machine would be tedious, and, indeed, quite unnecessary.
Therefore I have taken the liberty to state, in this plain and humble manner, my wish and opinion, which I hope you will excuse, and I shall remain, either with or without your approbation,
Your Excellency's most obedient and humble servant, Wm. Longstreet. Governor Telfair.
He failed to secure the necessary aid, and the discovery passed into the possession of certain New Yorkers, who found the means for practicable application, and now steam is the goddess that enlightens the world.
My father was a planter.
From my early boyhood he conceived that he would send me to West Point for army service, but in my twelfth year he passed away during the cholera epidemic at Augusta.
Mother moved to North Alabama with her children, whence in my sixteenth yea