Reminiscences about Mrs. Gouverneur.
lord, in consequence of her behavior; was not
allowed to appear at table; having her meals
sent to her room. There was a stormy scene, in
which she told the man, who probably would soon
have tired of her as a mistress, and had no
desire to make her his wife, that everybody in the
hotel attributed Gladdy�s parentage to him � knew
of the intimacy between them! �You advance a rea-
son for my refusing to marry you!� he said. Un-
questionably he was half-bullied, half-cajoled into
making her his wife. She was very handsome,
then; Mrs. Leslie�s mother remembers her ap-
pearance blazing in hired diamonds, at a hotel-
ball. Gill seems to have been ruined by her folly
and extravagance. He was in the South Ameri-
can trade, used to go to Caracras, where she
once lived with him. Her present husband told
her that he hadn�t a cent; she responded that
she must have a husband and married him.
Kendal joined our party in the evening. He
lived at Charleston for eight years, I find, and
is naturally Southern in sentiment. We smoked,
had our grog, and I stayed till 11. I like Mrs.
Leslie; she seems a sensible woman and the
match a capital one. Leslie himself is about
as well-mated and as happy as he could be.