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Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 2, Chapter 63: in the Northwest, among the Indians; trip to Alaska; life in Portland, Ore.; 1874 to 1881 (search)
a distance up the river-and said: Julia, that is the field where I planted my potatoes. She said: Did you raise a crop, Ulysses? No, I got little more than the seed. As we passed through the town he noticed a tall brick structure that he had not seen before and he said, addressing me: What is that, general I answered: A brewery, sir. Then he said: I think, Julia, that must have been put up on Howard's account; it wasn't here in my day! During the reception that evening Governor Ferry, of Washington Territory, in an informal address in behalf of the citizens, welcomed the general and his friends to the Pacific coast. The general, standing with his hand upon a chair, blushing like a young man making his first speech, answered the governor in a few simple, well-chosen words. He pointed out some of the changes that had taken place since he was stationed in that vicinity, and he predicted a great future for Washington and Oregon. After his address I said to him that I