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[194] child in the picture; her two nieces, Misses Maria and May Dabney; Mrs. Dr. J. Philip Smith, and Miss Judith White Newton, afterwards Mrs. Edwin C. Claybrook.

A thread of romance has always been wound around the incident, which was possibly due to Thompson's poem and Washington's painting. It is said that young Latane's sweetheart requested a picture of the tragic affair, and when this idea was suggested to the artist, he made his picture as true to life as possible, only substituting other figures for the originals. Mr. Washington visited ‘Summer Hill’ for the purpose of getting the correct scenery, and in this respect his picture is true to nature. Mrs. Newton is still living at Summer Hill, and Mrs. Brockenbrough is at the church home in Richmond. The rest of those present at the burial have themselves now gone to join the ‘silent majority.’ Captain Latane was a brother of Bishop Latane, of the reformed Episcopal Church, who now lives in Baltimore, and the ladies that buried young Latane were the near kin of Bishop Newton, of the Episcopal Church of Virginia, although at that time the two families did not know each other.

Bishop Latane, in speaking recently of his brother's death, said that his family had often thought of moving their brother's remains to Hollywood, in Richmond, or to the old home in Essex county, but Virginia homes are changing hands so often now, that they had decided to let him sleep in the graveyard at Summer Hill, where he was tenderly placed by sympathetic friends.

R. C. S. > Baltimore, Md., July 12.

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