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ice against the foreigner was sure to thwart their ablest efforts. I think he cited, as one instance, General Woll, of the Mexican Army, a Belgian, whom he esteemed as its best soldier. The circumstances attending the graduation of Albert Sidney Johnston were somewhat unusual. He had won his way by hard labor to a grade in mathematical attainment only excelled by W. H. C. Bartlett, afterward distinguished as a professor of the institution, to whom he accorded an easy eminence; and by Mr. Twiss, who was inferior to Bartlett only. Mr. Davis says: Johnston did not highly value class-standing, but was anxious for a thorough knowledge of the course. He devoted himself earnestly to the preparation for the examination, and was satisfied with his mastery of the whole course except two problems; but, when he was called upon to come forward, the subject presented to him for discussion was one of these very problems. He was compelled to decline, hoping for better fortune next t