Taken in by a loyal refugee from the South.
" B. Melchier
went recently to Montpelier, Vermont
, poor and destitute, pretending to be a loyal refugee from the South
The Abolitionists of that delectable place — preachers included — took up his case, furnished him with a room, with pupils, paid his board and treated him "right royally." Behold the sequel:
"Among these pupils was a bright, interesting Miss
, of fourteen or fifteen years, belonging to one of our best families, and she it is who is the young lady he claims to have been married to. The facts are, that he grossly insulted and attempted her ruin while giving her a lesson in drawing, on Monday of last week, locking his door are he tried to thus foully wrong a guileless girl of tender years.--For this he was waited on by two of his best friends — men who had done all possible to befriend him — and told that, having proved himself a scoundrel, he must leave town, which he did."