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was our next point, and arriving their at 10 o'clock in the morning, we were at once made to feel at home by the hearty greeting of Judge Beale, Mr. J. G. Campbell, and the committee at the depot; were escorted to very comfortable quarters at the hotel, and had everything done which might promote our pleasure. The Texas ‘Norther,’ which struck us at Waco, continued here, but it by no means froze the warm interest of the people, as they turned out in spite of it, and gave the General that night (March 7th) a large and most enthusiastic audience. The duty of introducing General Lee had been most appropriately assigned to Judge R. C. Beale, who had entered the Confederate service when a boy of fourteen, and had (as courier for his father, the gallant General R. L. T. Beale, who carried into the Ninth Virginia Cavalry his four sons, and made with them a proud record for gallantry and faithful discharge of duty) been frequently under the eye of ‘General Fitz.’ in some of the most daring exploits of his troopers.

Judge Beale had, the day before, shown his interest in the occasion, by saying to the bar and all others concerned: ‘The court stands adjourned until day after to-morrow, gentlemen. General Fitz. Lee will be here to-morrow, and the court cannot sit while he is in town.’ To remonstrances of members of the bar that their witnesses would scatter, he promptly replied: ‘Bring your witnesses before me and I will recognize them to appear day after to-morrow. But there is no use in argument. This court cannot sit while General Fitzhugh Lee is in town.’

The Judge's introductory speech was appropriate, graceful and eloquent. General Lee's lecture was received with the usual enthusiasm, and its finer passages rapturously applauded.

Then followed, at the hotel, an elegant banquet, seasoned with some very admirable speaking.

Early the next morning (the 8th) we were off for


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