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Longstreet On His Farm

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A visitor whó recently called to 6ee General Longstreet, at his farm near Gainesville, Ga., says: "I looked for a large, oíd fashioned southeru place ■witb pillars and a wide hall. Insteac tbe house was an ordinary story and a half farmhonse, snch as a northern car penter ruight build. A board nailed to a tree offered wine for sale at a very low price, aud I saw an extensiva vineyard across the road. A lean, farmerlike person told rae that General Longstreei was iu his viueyard, and there I carne upou bim, scissors in hand, busily pruning his vines. He is a big oíd man, stooping a little now and slow of gait. He wears long white whiskers, cut away from his chin. His hair is white as wool, but bis skin is ruddy, as though sleep and good digestión were still his toeommand. VVe talked for a time about his garden and vineyard. 'I get out every afternoon,' he said, 'and work about. J find the stin and air do me good. ' One of his arms is a little disabled, and he is quite deaf in one ear. He could not hear very well in the open air, and at his sngges.tion we returned to the house, 'I live with my tenant. He is a veteran of the northern army, ' he said at the door, and fhere was a slight smile about his eyes. ' U


Ann Arbor Argus
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