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Life In Texas

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VIrs. Houston, in hert?r:ning vol giviiig an account of a voynge to Texas and New Orleaiis. rccently published. snys ihai on her arrival at Houston, 6he stopped at "n Inge shanibling wooden building," called the '[■Jousion üouse" Isept by a Captain Baldwin. who was a civil and obliging landlord. 'We bad a shting-rootn wliich was weathorproor, iliüiigb lo iiefp out the intenso cold was nipossible. Jt wns said tbat our lnndlord was ahxious lo ndd to tlie comforts of bis house, bui be liad a giat many bad debts; it w.-ts. lic tald us. a losing concern altogeiher; more went out than carné' in: andonly tbat morning. haviniï asked a genileman to pjy his Bill, the reply wás,' 'ff yon' come to insult me agatn, 6ir, by 1' II shoot you. sir!' " flCPt hns been decided by ihé Supreme Court oT Massachusotie, thnt, in a snit for libel, the defemlant may pnt in the general rrpwaion of the plainliff, on the ground thut if a man's character was notoriously bad, he would sdstain less damage in strictures thereupon, Iban if his chaioétei was fair andgóod; and that, theröfore 6hould the libel be proven, defendartt Bbould r'eceive a verdict correáponding to the testïmöny of charaóter.-


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