A Mansion's Memories by Mary Mathews

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S. Hoole Special Collections Library You are reading copyrighted material published by the University of Alabama Press. S. Copyright law is illegal and injures the author and publisher. For permission to reuse this work, contact the University of Alabama Press. CHAPTER 3 twice being elected to the state legislature and once serving as a circuit judge. During the Civil War, his bravery and expertise on the battlefield earned him the rank of general. General Clayton, a large, robust man, takes a great interest in me.

Hoole Special Collections Library You are reading copyrighted material published by the University of Alabama Press. S. Copyright law is illegal and injures the author and publisher. For permission to reuse this work, contact the University of Alabama Press. Photoengraving of President’s Mansion, 1889. W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library You are reading copyrighted material published by the University of Alabama Press. S. Copyright law is illegal and injures the author and publisher. For permission to reuse this work, contact the University of Alabama Press.

West, than with the president. The students believe Commandant West is unfair in his punishment of them for breaking military rules. He punishes some lightly, others severely, for the same violations. In 1899 I watch Lou Adeline Powers, our president’s wife, read a book written by a former University first lady. The book is titled White and Black under the Old Regime, and it was written by Victoria Clayton, the widow of General Clayton. Mrs. Clayton writes that she would never have started slavery but that she did not question it at the time.

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