naturalization ever granted in America.
There is in connection with this a singular coincidence.
On the Virginia side of the Potomac river, opposite the Semmes property, are some high cliffs, which are called to this day the Normandy Cliffs, and French Normandy, as every one knows is noted for its cliffs on the seashore.
A peculiar fact, too, is that from the beginning of the settlement in Maryland the name of Joseph has gone through every generation of the family.
Many years ago Father Vawhorseigh discovered in an old church in Charles county, Maryland, a strong bound Latin prayer book, with the Mass and Vespers, and all the prayers in Latin.
The book had been printed in Belgium.
It had in very pale writing the name of Joseph Semmes within, and, pasted in, a steel engraved coat of arms of George Neville, of England, with the motto, Ne ville vellis on it. Mr. Semmes had married a Miss Neville, and beneath the marriage date was painted in black, 1640.
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