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The Tre Democrat.
ELR I E ROB I N SON IEitor . f
MRS. MAY E.ROBINSON t
Oftlcial Journal of the Parish of West Feli
ciana. the 'rowlns of Iayou Sara alnd St. Fi'tn t
oisville. and of the School Hoard.
We also own and pub)lih Slaughter Enter
prik , a weeklyl newspaper for the town of
SlauCghter. La. Advertisers will do well to get
joint rates for both papers.
Entered at the Post ()llie at St. Franceisille
La.. as second-cl:ass mail matter.
Subscription, $1.50 Per Year in Advance.
Satturday, May I, 190s.
New Orleans After Jackson's Victory.
From , N. O. 1Pic.ayune.
A lew (hlys a;.q) th(' writer was
Ir',l uested by one of his own
name, who lives in the adjoining
State of Mississippli, to furnish
him the names of his (the writ
er's) father and grandfather and
their I)la-e of residence before
coming to Louisiana. In order
to Cilmply with the re'quest, it.
be'unie ne1essary to refer to the
genealogical history of my faini
ly as far back as to the entry of
the name in the Spanish territo
ry, known as the l'Ielicianas, 01r
(Co~ing I'rom North Carolina
through l Tenness(ee to Mississil)
pi, thence to Louisiania, in the
1790s, my grandfather, William
Blarrow, was the first to come
and settle in the Felicianuas, now
tt and st and West Feliciana Par
ishes. West Feliciana is where
the old holmestead is situated,
which is still occupied by suome
of the family. The eldest, and
first thi:t came out froml Caro
lina, was followed by his two
biro)thers, Bennett and lBartholo
mew, il I ll and 1I20, respect
ively. Bennett was the young
est of the two brothers, and it is
to, him that the letter given be
low is addressed.
This letter is written by the
son of William, who had been
sent back to the "States" to be
educated under the direction of
his uncle. He was graduated at
Princeton College before return
ing to his Louisiana home. This
gentleman died in his twenty
eighth year, in 1M23, while a
member of the Louisiana Gener
While in search of the request
ed information the letter was
discovered in its original state,
and is here subllitted simply on
account of the interest it has as
a narrative of conditions coluncet
ed witli the history of Louisiana.
The letter bears'' the sulperserip
St. Francisville, La.,
'rh. Bennet tHartow,
Th'li old style of foldim-g and
:;ealing is followedl
'l le letter reads:
"L.cust Grove, Jan. 25, 1Hl15.
"'D,\In UNCIh.:: [I muistindeed
apologize for not writing to you
friom Nas!iville, altho)' you learn
ed from Uncle l;i'rtholoinew that
I had a s:afe tho tedious journey.
I arrived at Nashville in 28 days
after .I left Taraborough, 25 of
whichl I wa:s constantly traveling,
the' mostly in a walk, the roads
being )so unIcommnonly bad for a
ca:rriage. I relnmained two weeks
at Nashville withl my young re
lations, and plart of my time with
Willie Blarrow, whom I foundvery
friendly. Befolre I reached there
Joln 1):twson had very unexpelct
edly' to ic taken ;a bo(at and
started for hoLe, being dlislpleas
ed with the College. William
Lane had also taken the notion
t)o go home, tho' some letters
whichl lhe had previously receiv
ed, ;land determined to risk the
frowns of his relations and come
on with ume. Win. R. (the writ
er's brother, William Ruflin Bar.
row) and John Lan:me, altho young
er, app:eared well satistied to
stay andi tinish their education,
and indeed, told them to go home
if they thought so little of an
"I started ftrom Nashville with
Wm. Lane, and met with no oth
er company all the way thro' the
nation. I found the Indians very n
friendly, and the fare very good ai
for the nation, tho' I had to cook
sometimes. I reached home on fl
the 14th inst., just after they had
heard the news of Jackson's vic
tory. I found the house illumi- h
natedl and many of the neighbors n
collected, tiring guns and rejoic- f
ing at their deliverance from
British ravages. I mingled with d
their rejoiin~s, the emotions f
both of political zeal and filial af- f
feetion; being pleased at tidings I
so favoral)le to Louisiana, and I
honorable to America. I
'I suppose before this you I
have whoard the result of our
Southern c:ampaign. All the
people of Louisiana were called
out in a mass. Only ten men of I
a compiny were left for a patrol.
My father took his gun and two 1
days' provision on Christmas
DI)ay, ready to march to New Or
leans, but was detailed as one of
the patrol. Soon after our troops
arrived from Tennessee and
ifrom this State, the British land
ed six miles below New Orleans,
and thence ensued a skirmish,
the people of New Orleans bear
ing the brunt of it, and suffered
plretty in uch, as our men in the
dark frequently took one another
for the enemy..
"Our men still retained the
field, after losing some men
killed and l)risoners, tho' the
number is not as yet ascertained.
On the sth inst. the enemy made
a formidable attack on our men
whilst behind their entrench
ments, for which temerity they
have since repented, as they lost
in killed, wounded and p1risoners
about two thousand, among
whom were their tirst three of
licers in comnand, leaving in
command a Major General Lam
bert, a young man of about 22
"From what we can learn from
some of our young men who have
been plrisoners and since ex
changed, the British have lost in
killed, wounded and prisoners at
least four thousand. We don't
know how many we lost in the
skirmish, but in the battle of the
Sth our loss did not exceed fif
teen in killed and wounded. Such
a battle was never heard of. The
people of the North have feared
very much that the French and
Spaniardls of Louisiana would
prove tre:acherous, but they de
fnd(led their country as patriots
and true Amiericans. They turn
(ed out as soon as they heard the
enemlly \Vwere on our shores, and
were ready to teah them a les
son, wlhich will altord a sad re
llection to the once proud the'
now humlbledl sons of Britain.
"We are all here in quietness
since tile enemy's ldel)arture.
'lTeC negroes cond(lucted them
( selves as usual, very well. The
negroes about New ()Orleans were
very serviceablle in throwing up
Sbreastworks, and thereby kept
a out of mischief. We have sub
u scriltions among the peoplle in
I ouisiana to clo>the the suffering
t militia 'rom Te nnessee, and they
subscribe very freely and boun
s tifully. There was an old French
f man who was called to served in
, the ranks, but finding himself too
s inlirm hle l)etitioned Gener al
a Jackson to let him go home and
s attend to his l)ropertv, as he had
. no one to attend to it, and he
h do more for the Army when he
y was absent. General Jackson
e compnllied with his request, and
the old gentleman sent to. the
1 Army seven hundred blanket
Scoats, which would amount to at
a least four thousand dollars. Such
a is the liberality of men stigma
s tizetd with the term traitors.
Your fears concerning our pre
e carious situation, I hope are now
"I had intended going to New
Orleans in ten days after getting
home if I had not heard of the
o departure of the British, as pa
p, pa wished some of the family to
e be hpresent at the distribution of
a so much honor.
"All our families are well ex
t cept Aunt LIne, who has for
L- some time been crippled in her
e feet. The family desire with
myself to be remembered to you
"I still remain your sincere
friend and nephew.
"ROBT. H. BARROW.
"N. B.-My horse performed
his journey admirably and is
now in pretty good order and
full of life."
The reader, I hope, will make
due allowance for this allusion to
family history, but the writer
finds in many instances, upon
making investigation among the
meager annals of Louisiana,
many interesting facts which
have been forgotten or omitted.
What a pleasure it would prove
to some member of that gener
ous old French gentleman's fami
ly were his name known! What a
feeling of pride would arise in
the minds and hearts of the sur
vivors of the few gallant and he
roic dead of the skirmish and
battle of New Orleans were they
i recorded in the histories of
SLouisiana! Where are those
names written? Who was the
first to fall in defense of this
great city? Where stands the
shaft upon which these noble
names are inscribed?
Let some of our historians ask
. our gallant ex-Confederate Cap
tain and noble-minded citizen of
this city, Colonel A. J. Lewis,
whose great grandfather on the
e mother's side, a Mr. Lawson,
was slain in the battle, who were
e among the first to fall upon that
ever memorable day.
These facts should be made
known to all Louisianians.
t EUGENE BARROW.
State Printing Contract to be Investigated.
Representative L. E. Thomas
a of Caddo parish has presented a
- concurrent resolution in the
2 house to provide for an immedi
ate investigation of the state
printing, and the postponement
e of the contract award until July
1. The measure introduced by
Mr. Thomas is as follows:
"t Whereas, The public print
t ing for the state of Louisiana for
the past two years has cost the
state an amount considerably ex
ceeding $100,000, and there is re
h ported a deficiency to be provid
ed for exceeding $50,000,
"Be it resolved by the house
d of representatives, the senate
concurring, That a special com
mittee of five be appointed, three
from the house and two from the
senate, two of whom must be
e practical printers and newspa
d pers publishers, which commit
tee shall carefully examine the
printing contracts for the past
,four years, the manner of letting
same, the prices, work done and
for whon one, as well as all laws
bearing on the subject of print
ing or requiring printing to be
edone, and report within ten days
etotheir respective bodies their
findings, conclusions reached,
with such recommendations as
they deem necessary as to
n changes in existing statutes as
well as in the contracts hereto
fore let, so that as large an
Samount of money may be saved
Sto the state of Louisiana as pos
n sible; and to this end they are
l granted full power to send for
l books and palpers as well as to
summon and examine all wit
d nesses that may be necessary to
ascertain the true facts in con
ne ection with this subject matter.
n "Further resolved, That pend
d ing this investigation and report,
e as well as the action of the gen
t eral assembly thereon, the state
t printing board is instructed to
h reject any and all bids for state
- printing of any kind whatsoever,
and that the same be held in
abeyance until July 1, 1908, as
the present contract does not ex
pire until August 1, 1908, and no
Sprecipitate haste appears to be
necessary, when by the slight
e delay a large amount of money
can be saved for the state of
f To keep the home pure, we
must keep the blood pure, and
- any man who is guilty of this
r criminal miscegenation is guilty
r of treason against the white
h race.--Covington News.
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Every ingredient entering into "Fa
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He who plants a tree,
Tents of cooless spreading out
e Wayfarers he may not live to see.
o Gifts that grow are best,
e Hands that bless are blest;
Plant life does the rest.
SHeaven and earth help him who
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And his work its own reward
e Store For Rent.
I offer my Lilian Store for rent
S in the parish of Pointe Coupee,
situated about six miles above
Bayou Sara, on Highland Plan
e tation, kept by me, until Jan. 1,
d 1908, and doing a cash business
s exclusively. For further particu
y lars address
e J. A. DAYRIES,
Pte Coupee P. O., I.
When you are in need of Hardware or
in a Hardware Store, call on
J. C. STOR
Successor to A. T. Gastrell,
Where you will find a full and complete line of
wagons, buggies, farming implements, cutlery, "
queensware, guns, ammunition, fencing, window :g
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or on the plantation. 'Come and see us. We'll b.:
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Livery, Feed & Sale $
Next door to my store at railroad crossing
on hand a choice lot of horses and'mul
lowest market prices.
The Gastrell Reside
One of the best and most .
ent dwellings in town, Will
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prices and terms, apply to
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