Down the River; Or, Practical Lessons Under the Code Duello

Down the River; Or, Practical Lessons Under the Code Duello

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...F. T. Strong." In vain did I attempt to induce Colonel Strong to use the words, " My Dear Sir," in addressing this note to Colonel Lofty, for I feared that his tender feeling would be wounded by being addressed as " Sir" and if so, the consequences might be terrible; but that great man kindly overlooked this important point, and answered as follows: " Atlanta, Ga., August 21,1873. ) 2:30 P.m. ) " Colonel F. T. Strong, Editor, etc. " My Dear Sir: --Your favor of the llth instant I found waiting me on my return. " Your reply, that you had no intention to pain Doctor Courtney, or myself, is entirely satisfactory to me. " I have the honor to be, Colonel, " Your obedient servant, " Hercules D. Lofty, M. D." CHAPTER XXXI. MAJOR WOODSON SELECTS A SECOND. On the 26th day of August, 1873, at 1:30 P. M., I left the city of Opelika; reached the town of Seal, upon the same day, at 5 P. M.; and while there, had the pleasure of meeting Major Woodson. He informed me, that he was ready to make his reply to the courteous note of Captain Porter. But the question which now perplexed the Major was, whom, out of his numerous friends, he should select as his second. After the names of many had been canvassed, Major Woodson straightened himself in his chair, and bringing his right hand heavily upon the table near him, said: " Colonel, I shall request my friend, J. T. Hardy, to act for me." I suggested, that Mr. Hardy had only arisen to the rank of Lieutenant in an artillery battalion--had even dropped that title since the close of the war. And, that, while Mr. Hardy was a man of undoubted honor, and a disciple of the code, yet he might be considered as wanting in that high polish and familiarity with it, which so distinguished Colonel Lofty; and, possibly, more

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  • 9781236670977