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Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 1 6 0 Browse Search
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. Galena lead mines.-recruiting service.-cholera in Lexington.-return to Fort Crawford.-Fort Gibson.- Adventure with Indians.--Washington Irving and Eleazur Williams.-New regiment created.-promotion.--Smith T. After the Black Hawk War closed in 1831 Lieutenant Davis was sent up to Galena on a tour of inspection to the ide returning with him to the camp. When Lieutenant Davis was on an expedition in the neighborhood of Fort Gibson once, he met Washington Irving and also Eleazur Williams, the person who believed himself to be the Dauphin of France. The original of the once famous article in the Atlantic Monthly entitled Have we a Bourbon amoving was that he was a most amiable and charming man, lamentably out of place on that frontier, and he suspected Mr. Irving of secretly coinciding with him. Of Mr. Williams he had only one memory, and that was that he looked like a preacher and had a measured cadence in his speech like one. He said, If I only had my books here I