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t child was born every negro on the plantation, great and small, came up with little gifts of eggs and chickens and a speech of thanks for the birth of a little massa to take care of we, and be good to we, from the year-old, open-mouthed, glossy little tot, with an egg in his fist, to the old women with a squawking hen, or a dozen large yam potatoes in their aprons. The men looked lovingly on, at a distance, but the women each took a kiss. One lifted up the little rosy fingers, and said, De Lord, honey, you ain't never gwine work-your negroes gwine do all dat for you. And her words in part came true, for in infancy our boy received his inheritance and needs nothing now. The truly generous temper of my husband was best exhibited toward his inferiors. Generally patient, he was always just. He literally suffered long and was kind to all who depended on him. To the last hour of his life the soldiers who had served under him in the regular army, as well as those who were with him