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Chapter 5: West Point, 1818-25. Genealogy of the Howell family-lieutenant Howell's visit to Natchez-his marriage-purchase of Hurricane plantation-visit to WesWest Point. The friendship between the Davis family and my own began about this time. My grandfather, Major Richard Howell, was born in Delaware. For some of the
see his little brother that as soon as practicable the whole party went up to West Point.
As the boat neared the landing a very stout, florid, young fellow of about ingy, resembling the tread of an Indian brave on the war-path.
While at West Point Mr. Davis came near escaping all the anguish and turmoil of his life by a fal e verdict of his classmates of much more importance.
Cadet Davis's pay at West Point was the only money he had ever earned, and after the first month he laid asid al love and duty.
During all his life he remembered his old companions at West Point, and wrote many loving words to General Crafts, J. Wright, his old and dear f