“Yaas, stranger,” said a Missouri steamboat captain, “ George Washington w r a.s purty great an’ high an’ the father uv his country, an’ fust in peace an’ war, an’ other things ; hut he’d been nowhar in racing any boat he ever owned with t his yere scudder, the River Queen, on whose quiverin’ deck you now stand.”
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 10, 18 October 1879
Untitled Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 10, 18 October 1879
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