NEW ENGLAND AND THE OLD SOUTH -- From Cabots, Lowells and Adamses to Byrds, Randolphs and Lees
IN THE YEAR 1794 an Englishman named Hodgkinson wrote a book about this country which he signed, "By a Gentleman, Lately Returned from America." And among Mr. Hodgkinson's late returns was an observation concerning American Families. "I could not help smiling," he wrote, "at the American definition of a man of family. With them it signifies one who has got a wife and five or six children."
It is, of course, undeniable that Americans have often been rather more Family conscious in the immediate parental, rather than the