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Daniel Webster As A Fisherman

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A correspondent of tho New York Journal of Commerce, who geeras to jave been the furnit-hor oí' boaU and acide for finiieruieu, vvrites íVüui Littlc Falls, on the Upper Potomac, a few miles : bove Georgetown, as follows, rcspeeting oue of his regular patroua: ' Foremost umong these fisherrnen watt Daniel Webster, wbon Seoratary ot Suite. He used to uom bore ulways early in the moruing, and accompanied by his privattí seeretary. lie liked the fresh moruing air as much hh any man I ever suw, and when he talked to me freely about fih and'tíshing, I could boliove he bad buen iu the businesw all his life. He w;s alvvays liberal ; and where other men would give me oue dollar for a morniiig'a spart he would givo me ten. And for au oïd man, as he then was, he was a good fishermao. I remember well the day he ouught thebiggest rooktieb. I had tüken him iu oue of ïny boats to tho ' oütting rook,' and as we svvunff auro8 the roaring waters tho great man ulappcd his hands liko a ohild. The fiáh weighed sixteon poands und gave him muoh trouble, and ns I gaffed the prize Biid we knew it was safe, he dioppííd his pole to tho boitom of the boat, jumped to bis i'eot acd j;aveu yell - a regular ïadian yell - whieb might have beeu beard iu tteorgotowu l"


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