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General Floyd. Gen. Floyd, upon the first opportunity afforded him, has vindicated his claim to that military talent which is the inheritance of his family on both sides of the house--Preston and Floyd. All the older Prestons were warriors. Gen. Francis and Gen. John Preston both fought bravely in the revolutionary war, and Col. James (afterwards Governor of the State and Postmaster of this city) distinguished himself highly in the war of 1812.--In the Mexican war, the present Col. James Preston marched through Christiansburg with a company of mountain boys bound for the scene of strife, when an aged citizen remarked that he had seen his father and grandfather do the same thing before him, in the Revolution and in the war of 1812. Gen. Floyd's grandfather, on the father's side, was one of the most successful officers that fought the Indians in the early days of Kentucky history. His father, though be had no opportunity of putting his military talent to the test, was a man of
National Airs. "God save the King" was composed by Dr. John Bull, Professor of Music in Gresham College, and first sung at a banquet given to James the First and Prince Henry, at Merchant Tailor's Hall, in 1606. The music is very grand. The celebrated Colonel James Ines used to say that nobody was worthy to write the words for it but Milton. "Hail Columbia" was originally called "Prince Ferdinand's March," it having been composed in honor of that General when he commanded the British and Hanoverian armies during the seven years war. The old song "When Bibo went down to the regions below," was much in vogue about the time of the last war. Francis S. Key wrote the words of the "Star Spangled Banner" and set them to that tune. The Marneillaise Hymn, or, as the French called "march," was written and composed by Rouget de L'Isle, a young French officer of a family attached to the royal cause. Lamartine gives a very romantic account of the origin of the song, and of
ar before he a second time sat down. Prisoner pinched him again. The negro got up, started, staggered against the fence, and sat down. When he had remained there some five or ten minutes, prisoner said Albert was dying, and he would go and surrender himself to the officers, and requested witness to take care of the negro, who soon afterwards breathed his last. S. D. Lowry was present at the whipping, but didn't then think the negro was seriously hurt, and saw none of his skin broken. Robert James went to the scene of the whipping; saw the negro lying on some straw groaning, but supposed he was "putting on;" no handcuffs on the negro then. Marcellus Lane heard and saw the prisoner whipping Albert. Officer Chalkley said he had taken the negro to jail Sunday in good health apparently. Officer Bibb said he on Monday, by order of the Court, had given Albert thirty lashes; Murphy was present, and said that was nothing to what he would give him; that he would make him see hell before