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nd at Beauvoir House, which shows his ready resources in time of trouble.
In this conversation he told of an ice bridge which he built across Rock River, in Illinois, in 1831.
He said he was going through Illinois with his scouts, when, reaching Rock River, he found the mail coach, and numbers of wagons with persons going toIllinois with his scouts, when, reaching Rock River, he found the mail coach, and numbers of wagons with persons going to the lead mines, detained at the river.
There was no bridge.
The waters were frozen, yet not sufficiently so for them to pass over.
The country was a wilderness.
No house except that of the ferryman, whose name was Dixon.
His log-cabin was near.
The whole party put themselves at his command.
He told them to keep a good fireles passed safely over.
The ferryman — Dixon — remembered the young army officer ever afterward most kindly, and some years ago, when Mr. Davis was invited to Illinois, a letter came from the old man, expressing his happy anticipation of meeting him once again on earth.
Mr. Davis could not then accept the invitation, and not l