Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Meet Sabra

Our lovely Sabra conducts our morning tours of the mansion at Monmouth, which was built in 1818. So interesting and knowledgeable, Sabra epitomizes "Southern Hospitality."
She is an authority on General John A. Quitman, who acquired the house in 1826 for his wife Eliza. Quitman, a northerner born in New York, lived his life in Natchez until his death in 1858. He was the father of eleven children.
Quitman served in the U.S. Congress and was the Governor of Mississippi for one term in the 1850s; he was a victorious and much decorated General commanding volunteer American forces during the war with Mexico. Quitman is remembered, moreover, as one of Mississippi’s most vehement secessionists, or “fire-eaters”.
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