v. } In Equity. The abolition of lettres de cachet, liberty of the press, the strict administration of justice, the equalisation of taxation, the abolition of the oppressive privileges of the nobles; all these and others of the kind were hailed with acclamations by the generous, enthusiastic young nobles who imagined that they could regenerate and elevate to their lofty ideals the fierce, ignorant, unruly populace who were thirsting, not for reform and good government, but for plunder and bloodshed. As soon as dessert was removed two lieutenants got up, and seizing a couple of drums played away with all their might, while some other officers, under the pretext of dancing a Highland fling, cut the most amazing capers. When the band had left[Pg 276] the fun went on to the sound of the banjo, lasting late into the cool night, all in the highest spirits. 超碰国产人人做人人爽 Q. What kind of a place is heaven?鈥擜. A most glorious and happy place. Some time after this, they received letters from poor Tom Ducket, dated ninety miles above New Orleans, complaining sadly of his condition, and making piteous appeals to hear from them respecting his wife and children. Upon inquiry, nothing could be learned respecting them. They had been sold and gone,鈥攕old and gone,鈥攏o one knew whither; and as a punishment to Tom for his contumacy in refusing to give the name of the man who had projected the expedition of the Pearl, he was denied the privilege of going off the place, and was 171not allowed to talk with the other servants, his master fearing a conspiracy. In one of his letters he says, 鈥淚 have seen more trouble here in one day than I have in all my life.鈥?In another, 鈥淚 would be glad to hear from her [his wife], but I should be more glad to hear of her death than for her to come here.鈥?