“Their Name Is Legion.” [The Cook County Herald., May 06, 1905, p. 13]

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Library of Congress

Their Name is Legion.

The aged colored gentleman had applied for admission at the pearly gates.

“What was your business when on earth?” inquired St. Peter.

“Body servant to Gen. Washington, sah.”

“Oh, well, you want to go to that lower gate,” said St. Peter, not unkindly. “You see, body servants of Gen. Washington got so numerous that we roped off a nice, roomy section where they could all be together. You’ll find ’em all there.”

And the aged Ethiopian tottered away. – Houston Chronicle


The Cook County Herald. (Grand Marais, Minn.), 06 May 1905. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn90060625/1905-05-06/ed-1/seq-13/>



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