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Prince, on the steamer, are in substance con the most important portion of the history firmed; and thus all which Mr. Williams has of the interview-and not only omits it, but stated is authenticated, on one hand or the precludes himself by the coloring which he other, except what occurred in the private has put on the transaction, from framing interview. `Here no one but themselves and any substitute for the simple truth liereGod are witnesses. But, inasmuch as the after. But from Mr. Williams we learn letter from the Prince proves him not to be why the Prince so particularly inquired trustworthy in matters open and evident, after him, and so earnestly sought him out; there is no reason why we should give him and I assert and will maintain it, that herecredence in those which are secret. The re in he is entitled to the benefit of all the ference to Beauchesne is unfortunate, and probabilities, physical, historical, and cirproves to my mind that there was a special cumstantial, which tend to confirm the necessity for the publication of such a work. truth of his account. In other words, if It is curious that the very copy which I there were no such evidence to sustain him, have reviewed was left by some person un his cause would be by so much the weaker; known, in the room of Mr. Williams, at but every iota of testimony which makes Washington, with an anonymous note, beg it probable that he is the Dauphin, increases ging his acceptance of it, though the peru the probability that he tells the trath consal might give him pain.”

cerning the facts of his interview with de Let any one trace on a map the route of Joinville ; and yet some will say, the Prince the Prince, and ask himself whether histo denies the revelation asserted, and thererical researches would be likely to take fore Mr. Williams spoke untruly, I say any man to a place like Green Bay, lying there is no therefore about it, and defy any off the direct line of travel, leading no one to prove that there is. Why should where, and having in its neighborhood no there be ? Because de Joinville is a Prince important memorials of the French. His -the descendant of the Regent Orleans, natural course when at Mackinac, would and of Philip Egalité! The opinion of the have been either to go through the Saut New-York Daily Times is far more sensible: Ste. Marie, to Lake Superior, the shores of it predicted the course which the Prince which are crowded with mementoes of his would take, and the reasons which would countrymen, or to follow the track of La aetuate him. "If the story be true," it Salle and Hennepin down Lake Michigan says, “neither the Bourbon nor the Orto Chicago. Green Bay is a small town in leans family have any justification before the wilderness, having a palisade fort, and the world for the cruelty of suppressing surrounded by a few Indian settlements. the truth, always well known to them, for There is no historical attraction about it, more than half a century, in order to enjoy and the Prince confesses as much by say the inheritance of the legitimate but exiled ing that a delay in procuring horses was king. They will be considered as usurpthe sole cause of his staying there even ers, not of the property of a stranger, or half a day, and declining an opportunity of an enemy, but of one of their own houseof meeting the neighboring Indians. It is hold; one whose misfortunes, if not his true that Marquette was at Green Bay, but rights, entitled him to consideration. It if the Prince had desired to follow his foot will prove to have been a conspiracy of a steps, he should have pursued the Fox race against one of its members; a royal River westerly, and not gone directly south conspiracy to defraud. And it is scarcely to Galena. On the sixth of the next month, likely that de Joinville will readily corrobhe was at St. Louis, so that his historical orate a tale which must sentence the Bourresearches on the Upper Mississippi could bons of either branch to infamy." But I not have been very laborious or profound. have not yet adduced all the testimony to

Again, the whole of his account is made disprove an accidental meeting; Americans to tally with the fundamental misrepresen have testified, let Frenchmen speak:tation that the meeting with Mr. Williams A gentleman of my acquaintance, whose was accidental. Now we know that it was name is at the service of any inquirer, not accidental; that it is an established was, in the year 1846, informed at Brest, fact that he went to Green Bay to see him; by one of the officers who accompanied that he repeatedly and earnestly inquired the Prince de Joinville to Green Bay, after him, and can have no reasonable that there seemed something mysterious doubt that had Mr. Williams resided in any in that trip, for that they had met in other place than Green Bay, he would the backwoods of America, an old man equally have sought him out. But the among the Indians, who had very much account of the Prince contains nothing to of the Bourbon aspect, and who was spoken meet the requirements of that fact. That of as the son of Louis XVI. Now, Mr. Wilfact demands that de Joinville should have liams could not, before the Prince's visit, had some object in seeking an interview have spoken of himself as such, for he with Mr. Williams. It is impossible to thought, on the Prince's own testimony, he evade this. Now no such object is appar was the son of an Indian woman. There was ent in the Prince's statement, nay, is stu no such report current concerning him, diously kept out of sight; and though he to the knowledge of his most intimate solemnly declares that he states the whole friends, and the story must have originated truth, yet it is undeniable that he omits in the party of the Prince, and shows which

way their thoughts were tending. Mr. Williams informs me that the officers of the Prince's retinue asked several of the townspeople if they knew who he was, and on the reply being given that he was an Indian preacher, they said, “He is no Indian-he is something more.” The letter of the Prince shows the necessity of further, deeper, and more systematic inquiry, and I trust that the world will not permit investigation on a point of such historic importance to be stifed, when all antecedents, physical and evidential, are in favor of Mr. Williams, and the mere inconsistent ipse dirit of a Prince against him.

As to the letter of Mr. Thomas L. Ogden, spoken of in my previous article, I may remark that this gentleman was the legal adviser of Mr. Williams, with respect to certain Indian claims, and the information respecting the Prince de Joinville was contained in a simple clause in a business letter, which has not yet been found. But I am authorized by Dr. John Ogden, son of Mr. T. L. Ogden, to say that he has known Mr. Williams intimately many years, and places the fullest confidence in his integrity and simplicity of character, and has no doubt, both on that account, and from the close business relations which subsisted between him and his father, that his statement is correct; and Mr. Richard L. Ogden also assures me that, provided Le Ray de Chaumont was in the secret, it would have been entirely unnatural for the Prince de Joinville to have applied to any other man than his father in America, for information concerning Mr. Williams, as he was legal adviser also of Le Ray, who was well acquainted with the business relations which existed between Mr. Ogden and Mr. Williams, and would necessarily refer the Prince to the former.

"3. That Bellanger, in 1848, confessed, when dying, that he brought the Dauphin to this country.”.

The reader will bear in mind the proof already given that this was the name of the person who, historically, is most likely to have been the agent of the Dauphin's escape, and that this fact was entirely unknown to Mr. Williams until a few days past. Mr. Williams, it has been stated, heard of his dying confession through Mr. Kimball, of Baton Rouge, in the spring of 1818. M. Arpin, editor of the Courrier des Etats Unis, told me in the presence of Mr. Williams, and of several other gentlemen, that he was at New Orleans in the early part of the year 1848, and that he heard then a report that the Dauphin was alive and among the Indians, and that since he has been in New-York, he has seen a paragraph in a Louisiana or St. Louis paper, containing the confession of Bellanger. Mr. A. Fleming, of this city, remembers also to have seen a similar paragraph in a Southern paper. I shall now transcribe the journal of Mr. Williams, written on the reception of Mr. Kimball's letter, in which the reader

will observe Bellanger is not mentioned by name. This is an instance of the loose way in which Mr. Williams kept his journal, which makes no pretence to minute accu. racy, and was written without the remotest idea of publication. In his letters, how. ever, for years he has mentioned Bellanger by name.

Green Bay, March 10. In the letter I have received from Mr. Thos. Kimball, from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, my curiosity is somewhat excited, and it may be a novel news

" He states that the information he received from a respectable gentleman was such a startling news with him, as to induce him to communicate the intelligence to the person who was the subject of it, and with whom he was acquainted. He states by the death in January last) of an aged and respectable French gentleman, either in New Orleans or Helena that he made disclosures at the last hours of his life, that he was the person who aided in the escape of the Dauphin, or the son of Louis XVI., King of France, from the Temple in 1795; his transportation to North America; and bis adoption among the Indians ; all this that he may live and be hidden, and live beyond the reach of his enemies, who had been murderers of his royal parents; and that the person alluded to as the Dauphin is no other than the Rev. Eleazer Williams, the Missionary to the Oneida Indians; and that the gentleman who had the principal agency in the escape of the Dauphin, was strictly and solemnly bound by the sacramental oath of the Roman Catholic Church never to disclose, particularly in Europe, of the descent or family of the royal youth whom he was about to convey to North America; and that it was not until he saw himself drawing near to a close of his earthly career, that he would disclose the secret which had been locked up in his bosom for half a century; and that he would do this the more cheerfully now, without infringing his conscience, because he was in America, and that may be a bene. fit to his most dear, beloved, but unfortunate friend, the Dauphin ; in uttering the last his whole frame was agitated, and shed abundance of tears; and that near one of his last exclamations was, O! the Dauphin! may he be happy and be restored !

" The intelligence is so improbable it had no weight nor consideration with me; and thinking at the same time there may be mistake as to the person, I shall wait patiently the meaning of all this for a further information from Mr. Kimball upon this new and mysterious subject

March 13. Went to Green Bay, and dined with the Rev. Mr. Porter, and had a long conference with Judge Aindt respecting the Oneidas, with whom he is at war in relation to some lumber which he had purchased.

March 15. Went to the Sugar camp with Mr. Wartmen to make some inquiries. This is a beautiful day, and it was delightful to be among the lofty pines.

* March 16. Received some letters from my friends in Oneida, in one of which I am informed that my father is in a feeble state of health.

March 18. I wrote to-day to the Rev. Joshna Leavitt, of Boston, in which I recapitulated the intelligence I had received from Mr. Kimball, in relation to the Dauphin of France. On mature reflection upon the subject, I must confess the news is becoming more startling with me. It is true that I have no recollection of my existence in the world until at the age of 13 or 14: what passed with me previous I am unable to decipher, Since my recollection is perfect, there are some incidents connected with my life, I must confess, which are strange, and which I am un. able to reconcile with each other. The suspicion in

the minds of some that I am not the son of Thomas Williams may be mistaken, and the story of Van Derheyden of Albany, in 1814, has created in my mind an idea that I may be an adopted child, as I find the Iroquois have adopted more than 10 persons of both sexes of the Canadian origin.

March 24. I have written to Mr. L. of Boston, and sent the letters containing the mysterious news in relation to my origin. Although this melancholy subject was communicated to me in 1841, and now again, it is renewed and brought before me from another quarter, I may truly say, that as often as the subject is brought to the mind the eyes of the afflicted man are filled with tears.

* Yes, in 1841, when the awful intelligence was communicated to me, my blood seemed to chill and my heart to rush into my throat, and I became affected in a manner which I now find it difficult to describe. May I humbly submit to the will of Ileaven. O for more grace and Christian resignation!

Narch 27. Last evening there were several of the Oneidas lodged at my house, who made great inquiries after the history of the primitive church. They were referred to the day of Pentecost, and dwelt largely upon it. They were very thankful for the instruction.

* March 28. Went to Grand Kakalin, called upon Mr. Grignor, and dined with him, and soon Governor Doty joined with us.

" This evening I am invited to go to the Oneida settlement, to attend the funeral of one of the warrior chiefs He was a communicant April 3. Went to Green Bay, and was at the Fort, and had a long conversation with He is an infidel. May the Lord show him the error of his ways. "I have had many such people to deal with.”

In the foregoing journal, Mr. Williams alludes to having written twice to the Rev. Joshua Leavitt, of Boston, in relation to the cummunication from the South. Learning that Mr. Leavitt is now a resident in NewYork, I called on him, and inquired what he remembered on the subject. He kindly gave me the required information, and wrote me two letters, from which I extract the following:

“During my residenco in Boston, from 1842 to 1848 inclusive, I was in correspondence with Mr. Eleazer Williams, and was visited by him several times, partly for relationship and partly on a matter of business, in which he wished my assistance. In the spring of the year 1848, I received from Mr. Williams one or two letters, in one of which was contained a statement concerning the decease of an old Frenchman, who declared that the Dauphin of France was still living and in this country. This statement I procured to be printed in a small daily paper in Boston, called the Chronotype, where it appeared on the 12th April, 1848. In the autumn of the same year, Mr. Williams called on me, and greatly astonished me by saying that he himself was the supposed Dauphin. He seemed much disturbed and distressed about the matter, and even terrified at the possible consequences of the disclosure, and I thought wished not to have any further publication on the subject if it could be avoided. Ho also expressed the regret he should feel in losing his cherished relationship to the Williams family, and declared that he should always feel towards them an unabated affection."

In the other letter, Mr. Leavitt, speaking of the disclosure made to him in the autumn of 1848, says that Mr. Williams “remarked, with sadness, on the disquiet the

affair had caused him, interfering with his chosen work of the ministry, and even filling him with alarm for his personal safety." In his distress of mind, it was natural for him to apply to Mr. Leavitt, as this gentleman is connected by marriage with the Williams family, and had shown him much kindness in his troubles. A slip from the Chronotype, of April 12, 1848, is before me, containing the statement referred to, which is nearly literal in its agreement with the journal of Mr. Williams, except that the portion relating to himself is omitted, and the Island of Cuba is referred to in connection with Bellanger, which may probably have arisen from confounding the word Helena with Havana. This journal throws a curious light on the workings of Mr. Williams's mind. Deeply affected at first by the revelation of the Prince, he seems, in course of time, to have learned to treat the subject with indifference. It appeared to him entirely improbable. But the same tale comes from another quarter; and the first impression having faded away, it is looked upon as

a novelty, and has no weight with him. Slowly his mind gathers itself up; awakens its recollections; renews its impressions; combines things widely separated, whose connection it did not at first perceive; and then anxiety begins, and he has recourse to a friend for advice; timidly unfolds to him his griefs and his apprehensions, and wishes to hush the affair up lest it should injure him.

4. That the French ambassador Genet in the presence of Dr. Francis and others, acknowledged that the Dauphin was both alive and in this country, and in the State of New-York in 1817.

I am happy to be able to confirm in the fullest manner, the statement of Dr. Francis by the authority of Dr. Hosack, and of the family of the late ambassador, from whom I learn that his decided opinion was that the Dauphin was alive and in this country, and an article in the Mirror relates literally many particulars mentioned to me by Dr. Francis, as having been stated by Genet in connection with the main fact.

6. As to Col. de Ferrier, during the reign of Louis XVIII., he went to France, carrying four Indians with him, and previous to leaving this country, he obtained from Mr. Williams, three separate signatures to certain documents, ostensibly by way of attestation, and one of these Indians told Mr. Williams on his return, that he had been introduced into the presence of some person of distinction, whose name he did not know, and asked many questions concerning the condition of things at Oneida, and among others who was the religicus teacher of the Indians, to which he replied, Eleazer Williams,-he was further asked if he was certain that he was there, and on his answering in the affirmative, was dismissed. The journey of de Ferrier to France, is a well-known fact, and also that after this he was in frequent correspond

ence with the court. The rest I state on the authority of Mr. Williams,

9. That the name of Eleazer Williams is not in the baptismal register at Caughnawaga, is proved by the following extract from a private letter of Hon. Phineas Atwater, formerly Indian Agent, to me, dated Dec. 1, 1852.

" In a conversation between myself and Rov. Francis Marcou, priest at St. Regis, he told me the circumstances of Mr. Williams' birth; that when he was born he was so weak that it was thought he would not survive many hours, and that he was taken immediately by an Indian man to the priest for baptism; and from these circumstances his name was not recorded in the baptismal register. The fact that the name of Eleazer is not in the register of births and baptisms Marcou admitted, and gave this statement as the reason. His reputed mother was living at St. Regis at my last information, said to be more than 90 years old. She cannot speak English, and of course is entirely under the control and influence of the priest, wbo is prejudiced and bitter against Williams, on account of his being a Protestant minister, and also in relation to some pecuniary matters in which he has been engaged with the nation. They fear him. The priest and chiefs endeavor to prevent any intercourse between him and the tribe. I have never heard any thing derogatory to the character of Mr. Williams touching his integrity or inoral character and habits."

10. That he has none of the characteristics of an Indian. 11. That he closely resembles Louis XVIII.

The person of Mr. Williams has during a few weeks past, been so closely and curiously examined by gentlemen of the highest intelligence in the community, that it may seem needless to say another word upon either of the above heads. But for the satisfaction of those at a distance, and as important for future historic reference, I give the following letter, which will explain itself, from M. Fagnani.

New-York, Feb. 14, 1853. Rev. John H. Hanson:

“My Dear Sir,-In complying with your request to inform you of my impressions with regard to the identity of the Rev. Mr. Williams and Louis XVII., the Dauphin of France, and what acquaintance I have of the peculiar lineaments of the Bourbon race, I must premise by informing you that of the immediato family of Louis XVI. I know nothing, beyond having seen the original portraits of them at Versailles; but with the features of the Sicilian and Spanish Bourbons, who are closely allied by intermarriage as well as blood, with those of France, and strongly resemble them, I have been familiar from childhood.

Το enumerate those whose portraits I have painted, beside having seen and known many others, I may mention the Dowager Queen of Naples, mother of the present King Ferdinand II. ; the Prince of Capua, and Count of Trapuna, brothers of the King, and grandsons of Caroline, sister of Marie Antoinette; Queen Christina of Spain, widow of Ferdinand VII. ; Isabella II, the reigning Queen of Spain; and her sister, the Duchess of Montpensier; and two daughters of the Infant Don Francis de Paul, uncle to Queen Isabella. Of the House of Hapsburg I have painted the portraits of the Arch-Duke Charles, brother of the Emperor Francis II. ; and the ArchDuchess Augusta, daughter of Leopold, the present Grand Duke of Tuscany. From the particular examination an artist must necessarily make of his sitters,

many points strike him which would escape a more superficial observer. In painting the portrait of Mr. Williams, I noticed many of the peculiar characteristics which are developed in a greater or less degree in most of the princes of the House of Bourbon whose portraits I have taken. When I first saw Mr. Williams, I was more particularly impressed with his resemblance to the portraits of Louis XVI. and XVIII. ; and the general Bourbonic outline of his face and head. As I conversed with him, I noticed several physiognomical details which rendered the resemblance to the family more striking. The upper part of the faco is decidedly of a Bourbon cast, while the mouth and lower part resemble the House of Hapsburg. I also observed, to my surprise, that many of his gestures were similar to those peculiar to the Bourbon race.

"Had I met Mr. Williams, unconscious that he was in any way other than his name would indicate, I should immediately have spoken of his likeness to the Bourbon family; and although a resemblance of the kind might possibly be an accidental freak of nature, still taken in connectionwith the facts you have brought before the public, and the quantity of corroborative testimony adduced, it leaves no doubt in my mind of the very great probability that Mr. Williams and the Dauphin are the same person. Hoping that this interesting historical problem may be speedily and satisfactorily solved, I remain, my dear sir, very truly yours,

GUISEPPE FAGNANI." In addition to this I may add that M. B. H. Muller, a French artist in New York, who was a pupil of David and of Gros, and is intimately acquainted with the lineaments of the Bourbons, having taken a crayon sketch of Louis XVIII. after death, was at once struck with the remarkable likeness to the royal family of France, and identified the color of Mr. Williams' eyes, bright hazel, with those of the Dauphin, baving frequently seen authentic portraits of him in France. But it happens that there is an excellent portrait of the Dauphin in the Bryan Gallery in Broadway, for the authenticity of which Mr. Bryan pledges bimself, having purchased it at the sale of the collection of M. Prousteau de Montlouis, in Paris, in 1851. This gentleman was a Royalist, and enjoyed a high reputation as a connoisseur and collector, and his name is sufficient guarantee that whatever came from his collection is genuine. In this portrait the eyes are precisely of the same color as those of Mr. Williams, and not blue, as has sometimes been asserted of the Dauphin; the lower part of the face, jaw, and Îips, which are the least changeable portions, might even now serve as a representation of Mr. Williams; and the nose is sufficient evidence that the Dauphin would have been an exception to his race, and never have had a strongly marked aquiline nose.

“ That the various marks upon his body correspond exactly with those known to have been on the body of the Dauphin.”

The correspondence is far closer than I imagined when I wrote this. In the article I had stated, in agreement with Mr. Williams' declaration, that there were scrofulous marks on the knees and on no other part of the body. A hasty examination also had been made by two physicians, without

consultation, and it was supposed the marks on the knees were scrofulous. On referring to Beauchesne, I found it necessary for the identity of the Dauphin, that there should be the scars of tumors also on the wrists and elbows, and asked permission of Mr. Williams to examine his arms, when I found them in the spots indicated, though he himself had not observed them. I then obtained a formal examination of his person by Drs. Francis, Kissam, and Gerondelo, who, after consultation, and without knowing Desault's opinion, that the Dauphin was not affected with scrofula, came to a similar conclusion with respect to the origin of the scars on the body of Mr. Williams, as the reader will perceive from their certificates below.

New-York, F-bruary 12, 1833. Rev. Mr. HANSON: Dear Sir,-We respectfully inclose to you the following statement as the result of an examination made at your request. The physical development of Mr. Eleazer Williams, is that of a robust European, accustomed to exercise, exposure to the open air, and indicative of the benefit of generous diet, and a healthy state of the digestive organs. He might readily be pronounced of French blood. His general appearance and bearing are of a superior order: his countenance in repose is calm and benignant: his eyes hazel, expressive and brilliant, and his whole contour when animated indicates a sensitive and impressible organization. Ilis cerebral development is nowise noticeable, and his mental manifestations are in harmony therewith. If any peculiarity is predominant, it is his apparent indifference to the pretensions or claims of his advocates. There are no traces of the aboriginal or Indian in him. Ethnology gives no countenance to such a conclusion. This fact is verified by anatornical examination, and no unsoundness of mind or monomania has been manifested, by any circumstance evinced in communion with him. His age might be estimated as approaching seventy years After a careful examination of the several cicatrices which are to be seen in various parts of the surface of his body, more especially those discernible about the articulations of the knees, we are fully convinced that the joints themselves are in a perfectly normal condition, and that they have never been affected by scrofula or any deep-seated inflammation. The scars which are more numerous on the right than on the left leg, are colorless and superficial, indicating an ulcerative process of the integuments at an early period of life: these marks show no strumous diathesis, but might equally be the result of early bodily Severities inflicted by, or consequent upon a protracted confinement in impure or deteriorated air, restricted or bad diet, and other deprivations, or by the habits of a wandering and imbecile youth amidst the wilds of nature. The remnants of diseased action found on the arms, above the elbows and about the ists, though less conspicuous are of a like character. The face in the vicinity of the brows both of the right and left eye, exhibits proofs of wounds. These manifestations of injury cannot so easily be traced to a definite period of life, inasmuch as they are in soine measure masked by the eyebrows themselves: but they partake of the character of incised or lacerated wounds. The cicatrix on the superior part of the right side of the forehead being somewhat more than an inch in extent, would appear to have originated from a simple incised wound. With all consideration, your most obedient friends,

Richd. S. Kissam, M.D.


New-York, February 12th, 1853. Rev, and Dear Sir,-You have requested me as the medical adviser of the Rev. Eleazer Williams, to render an account of his personal characteristics, and the marks of former disease visible on his body. He has a lofty aspect, strongly marked outline of figure, obviously European complexion and a slight tinge of scrofulous diathesis. His age seems to border on seventy-his share of native intellect is above mediocrity, and his mind, sound in its integrity and pertinent in judg. ment, is as unaspiring as his heart is cordial and affectionate. The limit of his ambition appears to be faithfully to fulfil his mission as a minister of Christ. The scars I have examined are located on both knees particularly on the right-both elbows corresponding in character with those on the lower articulations and both arms near the wrists, more obscure than the former. They must all have occurred in childhoodand, particularly those about the knees and elbows, are such as would be left by ulcers, produced by a morbid condition of the system brought on by unwholesome diet, exposure to damp foul air, and great depression of mind. They are in no sense scrofulous, but might have been accelerated, perhaps slightly aggravated by a superficial taint of that particular diathesis. With a sincere hope you may sncceed in settling the question which the most palpable facts havo propounded, I remain, very respectfully, yours truly,

B. GERONDELO, M.D. “ 20. That Williams was idiotic at the age of thirteen or fourteen.”

“ 21. That the Dauphin, at the age of ten, was reduced to the same condition by ill treatment."

“ 22. That since the recovery of his reason, faint, dreamy remembrances of the past have returned to the mind of Mr. W., corresponding to known scenes in the Dauphin's history.”

In using the word “idiot,” with reference to Mr. Williams, I failed in strictness of speech; but my meaning was sufficiently evident. A cloud rests upon his early life, which he has never been able to lift. Memory goes back with distinctness no further than to the plunge in Lake George. Previous to that he has some vague notion of the Indians roasting chestnuts at Christmas time, of lying on a carpet with his head leaning against the silk dress of a lady, of being in a room where there were persons magnificently dressed, and seeing troops exercising in a garden; but all these recollections have a faint, dreamy, and intangible character. A highly respectable lady, who was a school-mate of his, and who has signed a certificate of the facts, though too sensitive to permit her name to appear without necessity in print, tells me that, when a boy, Williams was fair and sprightly, and her father used frequently to say he looked more like a Frenchman than an Indian. One day he came in hented with exercise, and with the perspiration standing on his face. Glancing in the mirror, he started and turned round suddenly and asked her if she knew where he got those scars. She replied, “I suppose in infancy.” He said her supposition was true, and that they were connected in his

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