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Chapter 75: reasons for not asking Pardon.—Mississippi Valley Society. In 1874, three months before the failure of the Carolina, our boy William fHowell died of diphtheria. All that sympathy and kindness could do was tendered to us to alleviate our grief, but the death of one whose character, talents, and personal beauty made the joy of our lives, and promised to justify the hope of our old age, was a blow which must leave us mourning until the end. The little boy used to go and sit with his father in his office, silent and observant if his pen dropped, or he wanted anything, and often when I missed him, his father would say, You will not grudge me our grave little gentleman's company when you know how I enjoy his presence. Now we had but one son left, Jefferson. Worn with sorrow, but undaunted by failure and heavy pecuniary loss, Mr. Davis looked about again for the means of making a livelihood. His health was far from good, and the people of Texas invited him to visit t