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Well, the hour arrived, and the crowd did, too,
They are all quite fond of racing;
Each end of the boat had a dauntless crew,
The front being held by the Baby Blue,
- Which the Resolute Red sat facing.

When the pistol popped, 't was a glorious sight,
For they all got away together;

Their form was unimpeachable, quite,

For though they pulled with a terrible might,
They never forgot to feather.

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Now the Blues were rowing, of course, one way,
And the Reds in the other direction;
And the Be-Ba-Boes, I will venture to say,
Had quite the most sensational day
Within their recollection.

For the Resolute Reds appeared at first
Advantage to be gaining,
When the Blues made a very spectacular burst,
And the case was forthwith quite reversed—
'T was remarkably entertaining !

Well, it finally came to a tug of war,
And neither crew could mend it;

When all of a sudden the people saw

That in case it continued to be a draw, --

There would be no way to end it! o:

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FRONT OF THE GENERAL KNOX HEADQUARTERS HOUSE.

A RELIC OF THE REVOLUTION

BY EVERETT MCNEIL

with PHOTOGRAPHis BY THE AUTHOR

ONE of the most interesting old houses that time has spared us from the days of our Revolutionary fathers is the General Knox Headquarters House, situated near the little village of Vail Gate, some five miles southwest of Newburg, New York. The house was built about the year 1734, by John

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Ellison, and was still the property of the Ellisons at the time of the Revolution. Washington and his army were in camp near there for many

months during the last years of the war; and, as a consequence, this house was made the military headquarters, at different times, of three of his generals, Greene, Gates, and Knox. General Knox occupied the house for a longer period than did either of the other two generals, and therefore it is to-day known as the General Knox Headquarters House. General Knox was Washington's chief of artillery during the war, and one of his favorite officers; consequently, while he made his headquarters there, Washington was a frequent visitor at the house, along with Lafayette, Rochambeau, and others who helped to make the history of our country. For many years this old house possessed a unique and most interesting memento of Revolutionary days —a pane of glass, in one of its windows, on which a French officer had scratched, with the diamond of his ring, the names of three belles

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