Personal Recollections Of Many Prominent People Whom I Have Known; And Of Events--especially Of…

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byJohn Fletcher Darby

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1880. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... MADAME PELAGIE BEBTH0LD. 353 in the political canvass. A story about Col. Edward D. Baker was told, as illustrating the political ambition of the young man. In the month of July of that year, Col. Baker was returning, on horseback, from Springfield, Illinois, to Jacksonville, in that State. The road, after leaving the prairie, passed through a point of timber. The weather was oppressively hot, and Col. Baker dismounted and took a seat on a log to rest and enjoy the cool shade. While thus seated, a gentleman, in passing, found Baker crying. Being acquainted with him, he stopped and inquired the cause of his grief. The colonel answered, "I have just been thinking over the matter, and find that I can never be elected president of the United States, because I am not a native-born citizen. It is a great calamity and misfortune to me." Madame Pelagie Berthold died at her residence in this city on the morning of the 24th of May, 1875, in the eighty-fifth year of her age. Thus has departed another one of the ancient inhabitants, so long honored, respected, and beloved by every one who knew her. Madame Berthold has seen this city rise and grow from a mere trading-post to its present proportions. Madame Berthold was the only daughter of Maj. Pierre Chouteau, deceased; and because she was an only daughter, the Indians called her ' La Femme Tout Seule," or "The Lone Woman." She was born in St. Louis, the seventh day of October, 1790. Her mother, whose maiden name was Kerceneau, died when she was a child. Maj. Chouteau had been the Indian agent under the French and Spanish governments at St. Louis, and in that capacity exercised more authority over the numerous Indian tribes then west of the Mississippi River than any man in the whole valley. Maj. Chouteau had, besi...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1880. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... MADAME PELAGIE BEBTH0LD. 353 in the political canvass. A story about Col. Edward D. Baker was told, as illustrating the poli...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:104 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217247601

ISBN - 13:9780217247603

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