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jaw, from which he died despite of every effort for his relief. He was buried in the grounds of Washington and Lee Uuiversity.

"Some years after the death of ' Traveller,' 4 Lucy Long,' who was also turned out during the day for exercise, in some way injured one of her hind legs. After the leg healed, General G. W. Custis Lee put her in the keeping of the late Mr. John Riplogle, of Rockbridge a (lover of horses), paying for her board. Mr. Riplogle dying, Mr. John R. Mackay, subsequently took charge of her. She was hearty until the winter of 1890-' 91, when she began to fail. She died in the spring of 1891, at the age of thirty four years, and was buried on the farm of Mr. Mackay. Some three years after the close of the war, 'Ajax, ' who was turned out during the day, when not used, ran against the iron prong of the latch of a partly opened gate and killed himself. He was also buried in the grounds of the Washington and Lee Uni- versity. General Custis Lee was not in Lexington, either when 'Ajax ' or ' Lucy Long ' received their injuries. ' Traveller ' up to the time of his injury was apparently as high-spirited and serviceable as he had ever been."

THE SOUTHERN HISTORICAL SOCIETY.

ITS ORIGIN AND HISTORY.

The attention of the editor has been called to some omissions in the succinct history of the Southern Historical Society, under the above caption, which is given in Vol. XVIII, Southern Historical Society Papers, pp. 349-365.

Whilst it was only attempted in that brief account to comprehend important facts, yet it was the desire of the compiler that the services and influence of all essentially connected with the Society in its ori- gin and sustenance should have recognition.

He has pleasure in here recording, as additions, that Lieutenant- General William J. Hardee, who went to the White Sulphur Springs to attend the convention which reorganized the Southern Historical Society in August, 1873, was prevented from such attendance by illness which resulted fatally a few days after the adjournment of the convention.

President Jefferson Davis was also present the last day of the session of the convention and addressed it.