Excerpt from Eminent Methodists: Twelve Booklets in One Book
He was of English stock. Three brothers came to America, two Of' whom settled in the North and one in the South. Though thus nomi nally of English descent, the brilliant black eyes, ready wit, and kindling, enthusiasm of the Pierce family suggest that, like some other fam ilies among us, they were originally a Norman clan that somehow lost its pedigree without losing its true nobility. All Americans are agreed, at least in theory, that it is better to make a record than to air a pedi gree. Our nobility is indigenous.
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