A Glass Of Cocktail At His Expense
“He was extremely desirous I should enjoy a glass of cocktail at his expense; and on my declining, he appeared to have half a mind to recommence his quarrelsome behavior; but suddenly taking up his coat, he vanished . . . I mention this circumstance, because, during my entire excursion of upwards of five thousand miles in the United States, part of which journey was through so wild a country, this was the only instance in which I met anything bordering on rudeness of a personal character.” Colonel Cunynghame’s Glimpse of The Great Western Republic. Found in Littel’s Living Age. Published by Littell, Son and Co., 1851.