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Although my grandfather's death occurred thirty years before, the negroes still remembered it with sorrow; and one of them, speaking of it, said to me: 'Ah, little mistess, 'twas a sorrowful day when de news come from Washington dat our good, kind marster was dead. ...On one occasion an English gentleman—a surgeon in the Royal Artillery—visiting at our house, accompanied us to a wedding, and, hearing that two young ladies had not attended on account of the illness of a negro servant, said to me: 'This would not have occurred in England, and will scarcely be believed when I tell it on my return.'