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Recollections of Mississippi and Mississippians

Reuben Davis

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ISBN 10: 0878050116 / ISBN 13: 9780878050116
Published by University and College Press of Mississippi, 1972
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Jacket hs slight wear at top edges and brief discoloring at right foldover. Picture of Davis on jacket. Two inscriptions on free end paper, one dated 1973. Frontispiece has same photo of Davis as appears on jacket and facsimile of his signature. This is the Revised Edtiion. New introduction by William D. McCain; preface and an expanded index by Laura D. S. Harrell. Originally published in 1889. Reprinted twice previously. Valuable Mississippi resource. Davis spent many years in Aberdeen, the county seat of Monroe County. Bookseller Inventory # 005696

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Title: Recollections of Mississippi and ...

Publisher: University and College Press of Mississippi

Publication Date: 1972

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: Revised

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...refused. This youth was probably excited with wine, but at any rate he was drunk with jealous fury. Going into the ball-room, he approached the young lady, and was so violent in manner that she became alarmed, and running up to Colonel McClung, who stood near, appealed to him for protection. I suppose there was never a man more chivalrous to all women than was McClung. He would have gone to the world's end in answer to any woman's cry of distress, and the wonder is that his usual quick perception failed him here. For some cause, he did not catch what was being said and done; and, before he appreciated the situation, Alcorn sprang forward, and seizing the offender by the collar, dragged him out, and kicked him down stairs. For this McClung never forgave him, and he owned to me afterwards that he felt for him a bitter dislike he had never experienced for any other man. He said, "I never see Alcorn that I have not a desire to fight him." Poor McClung! His nature was too highly strung. The disappointments and difficulties of life maddened him, and he died by his own hand. During the Harrison canvass, McClung brought out in Jackson a campaign paper, called "The Crisis," and conducted it with much ability in the interest of Harrison. Some of the numbers were really brilliant. Being selected to pronounce the funeral oration in Jackson upon the death of Henry Clay, he composed a magnificent eulogy. I preserved a copy which he sent me for a long while, but it was unfortunately destroyed in the troublous days afterwards. The First Mississippi Regiment was composed of the best-born, best-educated, and wealthiest young men of the State. Space will not allow me to mention names among so many, but it was a gallant body, going out to...

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