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nably designed for clothes press, store room, and china closet; such, at least, were the uses to which Mrs. Twiggs had appropriated the one assigned to her. There was this slight difficulty, that in the latter the shelves were too close to admit of setting in even a gravy-boat, but they made up in number what was wanting in space. We christened the whole affair, in honor of its projector, a Davis; thus placing the first laurel on the brow of one who was afterward to signalize himself at Buena Vista, and in the cabinet of his country. When laughed at about his furniture he said, The armoires were not intended for ladies' use, and the shelves were exactly the length of a gentleman's coat, without the necessity of folding it, and were made close together to hold each one separately. There were several of his classmates stationed at Winnebago at this time, and the meetings gladdened him greatly. There was some drinking and much gambling, but Mr. Davis never did either. General H
; what is certain is, that they gave him a cheer. With admirable patience and judgment, for many weeks, he listened to the complaints of each family, supplied them with the means lacking for their convenience in moving; registered and described their claims, and pacified the whole body of belligerents. He thus proved himself worthy of the thanks expressed for this service in the resolutions of the Legislature of Iowa, passed many years afterward, when he lay wounded in Saltillo after Buena Vista. His old friend General George Jones, from whom I have quoted before, has given the subjoined memorandum of the service: In the winter of 1831-32 Lieutenant Davis was sent to the Dubuque lead mines, which, at the termination of the trouble, had been occupied by the squatters. He was directed by the War Department, through Colonel Zachary Taylor, to remove these squatters, Lieutenant Wilson having preceded him and having failed to drive the people off. Lieutenant Davis, by hi