Some of these chiefs
could not be prevailed upon to taste any spirituous liquors on any account as
they look upon it as bad medicine.
fever ran high in the New England town to
which we new, young officers from Plattsburg were assigned, and we were
flattered when the first citizens took us to their homes, making us feel
heroic. Here was love, applause, war; moments sublime with intervals hilarious.
I was part of life at last, and in the midst of the excitement I discovered
liquor. I forgot the strong warnings and prejudices of my people concerning
drink. In time we sailed for "Over There." I was very lonely and
again turned to alcohol.
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remind us to follow the wisdom of our elders.