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COPYRIGHT, 1917, BY THE NORMAN, REMINGTON CO.

PUBLISHED OCTOBER, 1917

252763

PRINTED BY
THE WAVERLY PRESS
BALTIMORE, U. S. A.

CONTENTS

CHAPTER I. Benjamin H. Latrobe, Father of John H. B.

Latrobe arrives in this country, 1796–Difference in Trans-

portation and Communication, due to Steam and Electric-

ity—The Civilization of the Nineteenth Century owes its

great Advancement to this—The Elder Latrobe Architect

of Capitol—Social Life in Washington-First Trip by

Steamboat down the Mississippi in 1812, Made by Nicholas

J. Roosevelt and Lydia Latrobe, His Wife, the Sister of

John H. B. Latrobe--Fulton's Claim as Inventor of

Steamboat..

1

CHAPTER II. From 1803 to 1818—Date of Mr. Latrobe's

Entering West Point-Life in Washington-First Theatrical

Experience-Early Associates-Madame Bonaparte-Naval

Ball-Family Left Washington 1812—Trip to Wheeling

by Carriage-Life in Pittsburgh Building Steamboats-

Return to Washington 1815—Georgetown College Left

Washington for Baltimore 1817-Death of Benjamin H.

Latrobe in New Orleans 1820......

34

CHAPTER III. Life at West Point 1818-1821..

67

CHAPTER IV. Return to Baltimore, 1821—Study of Law in

the Office of General Harper...

96

CHAPTER V. Mr. Latrobe's Connection with Things Military,

After Leaving West Point in 1821–His Association of

Six Years with Militia-Reception of Lafayette in Baltimore

1824—Trip to Philadelphia in Command of Light Infantry

Company—Monument to Kosciuszko at West Point-

President, Board of Visitors, West Point in 1849—His

Annual Visit to West Point-His Relations with General

Thayer—The Three Battles-Friendship with General

116

CHAPTER VI. American Colonization..

139

CHAPTER VII. Mr. Latrobe as a Lawyer-Friends and Ac-

quaintances-Baltimore in 1824..

172

CHAPTER VIII. Courtship and Marriage of Mr. Latrobe and

Miss Margaret Stuart ..

227

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