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I'll be away for a few days vacation, but wanted to give this brief passage as 
today's DagNews.

Cited from Thomas Fayette Jeffries, "Crippled Fayette, of Rockingham" (Mountain 
Valley [VA] ?: [N.P]., 1957.)  Page 158:
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CHAPTER XXVI.
(eighth paragraph)

   At Culpeper Court-House I met with an acquaintance, Mr. Stover, who was a 
Daguerrean Artist, and who owned a small, black Mexican dog that was perfectly 
hairless.  Mr. Stover invited me to come to his Gallery, saying he would take my 
likeness and present it to me;  I told him I would do so if he would agree to 
take the little dog's also.  His response was "Come on, I will 'put you 
through.'"  Two servants carried me down to the gallery;  I held the hairless 
dog on my lap, and soon we were upon the metal plate, looking just like my 
reader may suppose.


(With thanks to Howard McManus for today's item.)
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Posted for your enjoyment.     Gary W. Ewer     
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04-08-99


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