The Diary of Horatio Collins King, May 19, 1857

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    King, Horatio Collins. "The Diary of Horatio Collins King.” 18 May 1857. Archives and Special Collections, Dickinson College, Carlisle, P.A.
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    Horatio Collins King
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    Scott Ackerman
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    May 18. Monday

    Called in Schem’s French. He hadn’t looked at it, but went through first rate. Prof remarked “that I read French very well without any preparation.” Spent the afternoon in drawing and painting a small panorama about 18ft in length of the Lakes of New York, and part of the Upper Mississippi. Quite a pleasure to indulge in one of my former especially favorite amusements.

    A large stable was consumed by fire at the Barracks this evening. It contained only three horses which were removed. The stable about fifteen feet off contained 40 horses, which when loosened scampered frantically off. One of them tramped upon a little drummer boy and it is supposed he can not live. Col may come near being run over, and very narrowly escaped. The fire was undoubtedly the work of an incendiary.
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