James Louis Petigru,
The life and character of.
The lives of successful and distinguished lawyers are always interesting.
Success at the bar in a high degree, involves and implies mental activity and diligent research.
There must be preliminary preparation both of an academic and a professional nature.
Assuming a fair degree of the first we may enlarge a little on the second.
The great exponent and apostle of the law, Sir William Blackstone, has to be studied.
The principles which he discusses and elaborates have to be read, digested, and stored away in the mind.
The student has to familiarize himself with Story and Adam's Equity, Smith's Mercantile Law, or some other work of like nature, has to be mastered.
The statute law of the State has to be learned, works of pleading and practice must be perused and made part of the mental equipment.
This preparation and these books necessitate the exercise of the intellectual faculties—their expansion and development.
ght upon what it was that detained the two brigades under Robertson in Virginia until July 1st, when they crossed the river at Williamsport.
The Army of the Potomac had been withdrawn from Loudoun—the last of the cavalry crossing the river on the 27th, and the positions taken up that night.
General Jones, commanding one of the brigades, takes up his report on the 29th, with his command at Snickersville, Loudoun county.
There were no reports from the other brigade, and it appears there were nttle obstacle likely to be afforded by the militia to our progress, I had determined, if I could get possession of the Columbia bridge, to cross my division over the Susquehannah.
General Ewell reached Carlisle on the 27th, and writes (p. 443): From Carlisle I sent forward my engineer, Captain H. B. Richardson, with Jenkins' cavalry, to reconnoitre the defences of Harrisburg and was starting on the 29th for that place, when ordered by the General commanding to join
g in the records that throws any light upon what it was that detained the two brigades under Robertson in Virginia until July 1st, when they crossed the river at Williamsport.
The Army of the Potomac had been withdrawn from Loudoun—the last of the c my whole line—say 9,000 here.
Lieutenant Thomas, Adjutant-General, wrote to Secretary E. M. Staunton from Harrisburg July 1st (page 478): This is a difficult place to defend, as the river is fordable both above and below, and proceeds to comment mbers and morale than at this time.
General Meade could not possibly have moved upon the gap in rear of Cashtown before July 1st, and he states that he proposed to make that a day of rest and to bring up his supply there.
On the 29th, Hill was at Fasy supporting distance of either of them.
Stuart, with his three brigades of cavalry, would have rejoined the army on July 1st, for on the morning of that day he reached Dover and in the afternoon Carlisle.
It must have been, however, with great