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lions from Europa, and the East, and South America, Fava hare found
their most profitable market, and propagated by far their most nu-
merous stocks, Buzzard, Royalist, Dragon, Spcculator, Spread Eagle,
Forristcr, Alderman, Eagle, Pretender, Touchstone, Archer, and many
other of the finest stallions of England, stood many years in this
State, and most of them left their bones among us. These horses were
_ ‘ let to mares (brought here by gentlemen settling in the State), the
get of Janus, Fearnought, Dicmed, Medley, Wildair, Starling, Shark,
and, indeed, most of the best stallions bred 0r imported into the
Eastern, Southern, or Middle States.
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"In many instances the race cf horses thus produced has no TE]?
doubt been injured by inferior crossing; but many animals are pre- tim
served pure; and the general effect on cur stock has been such, that fgg
half and three quarter blooded horses are {T82§) more numerous by far B13;
than the scrub, and fnrm in general not Oiiy ¥hc saddle and cwrriags brgl
» horses, but also the wagon and farm horses of thc State. Eng
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"Fcr mxny years back, blooded mares and stallions have been thg
annually brought into this State, in return For c&ttlc, hogs, mules,
geldings, ctc., driven to the eastern and southern market by our citi— V
zcns. T0 say nothing of 0uT native horses, who are little, if at all Tho
infcrior to any on the continent, our State is full of Foreign sing- esp
lions of the purest blood. Two brothers of Sir` Archy, one (iotommgj tha
by his sire, ani thc other (Ncphcstion) cut of his dam, stand within Vir
a few miles of Lexington. The latter is, I bclicvm, the only living
son of Buzzard, and was 0ut O? the best mare on this continent.
_ Pcrtrand, Cherokee, Saxc Weimar, Sumptar, Kosciunko, and scvcral other tha
0f th¤ first snns of Sir Archy, stood within less than & d&y's ride Cf y@&
Lexington. His brothers, Hamblctcnian, Florizel, Cashier, and Eclinsc por
(thc sire 0f Doublchcad), have a numerous progeny umqng us. Aratus Stg
recently died among us. N0‘part'0f the United States can, perhabs,
produce so large a number 0f the blood and kindred cf that first and
noblest of American hnrscs as this State, and this part cf it. Ken
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"Our stock of horses, of other bloods than the Dicmed cr Ame
Archy, or only remotely related, is very fine. Blackburn's Whip was a Sad
Thoroughbred son 0f the imported Whip, and was, except a defect in the aug
withers, the most beautiful horse I aver saw. his brother, Rees' Whip, blc
his sons, Tiger, Paragon, Whipster, Kcnn0n's and others, are finc of
horses; and that family is the most extensive, and perhaps thc hand- rut
somest of any. The `Wintcr Arabian, an Oriental horse of the purest wc:
race, is a remarkable animal, and is producing a striking nnd very of
superior race of horses. I saw, in the possession of his owner, & The
picture cf Jouctt, and was struck with the likeness to the print of wom
(THE) Godclphin. A memoir and print 0f this horse could not fail to lis
infgrast your readers. Moses, Son 0f Sir Harry, formerly owned by Mr.
Haxhall, 0f Petersburg, Virginia, was a fine animal, and left a small
but very choice shock. Mclzcr by Hadley, and Albert by Mclzor, out Of SiC
his own dam, have also produced very superior stock. ‘ th]
"I will not, however, unnecessarily number you with names. _'0&1
I Qm n0 racer, never was, and never expect to bc. But I am (and my Ati]
ancestors before me have been the same), a particular breeder cf th
i blooded shock. I do not, therefore, pretend to norc knowledge Or &c- i?
¤urF¢y On this subject than any gentleman may qgsjly qnquiyn, and SI