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Text for Page 164 [02-13-1861]

	Colonel Bull�s House.
the first of which commands a view of a grove
of magnificent live-oak trees, an 80 feet drive
lying between them.    Passing a stag�s antlers
serving as a hat-stand in a place which was
too scanty to be called a hall, we entered a par-
lor, ornamented by pictures, books and curios-
ities, mineral and other, where our host gave
us a friendly reception and, of course, ordered
in the Bourbon whiskey.      This and the adjoining
room was small, both looking out on flowers
and creepers and a world of greenery.      At
one end of the house a stone chimney exhibited
iron dogs instead of a grate.  In this apartment
       I noticed a row of volumes of English
parliamentary debates in old print, which might
have been contemporary with the age succeeding
Johnson.     Both rooms were full of knick-knack-
eries.         Colonel Bull had much to tell us
of his ancestry (for the house had been built
for and occupied by one, the first English
Governor of the State of South Carolina) and
of the settlement of the country, during a stroll
through his grounds.      In the rear of the house
is an obelisk monument (the base of which was
quite hidden by vegetation) to one of his an-
cestors and one could easily recognize the re-               
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