Marse Henry: An Autobiography - Vol. 1

Marse Henry: An Autobiography - Vol. 1

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Marse Henry: An Autobiography - Vol. 1

Marse Henry: An Autobiography - Vol. 1

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I AM BORN AND BEGIN TO TAKE NOTICE--JOHN QUINCY ADAMS AND ANDREW JACKSON--JAMES K. POLK AND FRANKLIN PIERCE--JACK DADE AND "BEAU HICKMAN"--OLD TIMES IN OLD WASHINGTON

I AM asked to jot down a few autobiographic odds and ends from such data of record and memory as I may retain. I have been something of a student of life; an observer of men and women and affairs; an appraiser of their character, their conduct, and, on occasion, of their motives. Thus, a kind of instinct, which bred a tendency and grew to a habit, has led me into many and diverse companies, the lowest not always the meanest.

Circumstance has rather favored than hindered this bent. I was born in a party camp and grew to . . .

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