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ANDER this head, some years ago, there appeared

in the “Southern Literary Messenger" an article which attracted very general attention, not less from the nature of its subject than from the peculiar manner in which it was handled. The editor introduces his readers to a certain Mr. Joseph

Miller, who, it is hinted, is not merely a descendant e of the illustrious Joe, of jest-book notoriety, but is

TV that identical individual in proper person. Upon this point, however, an air of uncertainty is thrown by means of an equivoque, maintained throughout the paper, in respect to Mr. Miller's middle name. This equivoque is put into the mouth of Mr. M. himself. He gives his name, in the first instance, as Joseph A. Miller, but in the course of conversa

VOL. IV.

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