Comte de Puisaye's
De Puisaye frequently called upon our old friend
John Stegman, and
spent many pleasant evenings with the surveyor's daughters. Respect and
friendship for the whole gradually drifted into a decided preference for one of
the family, the amiable
resulted in a proposal of marriage.
could not see the advisability of uniting with a soldier of fortune, or rather
of misfortune, and modestly declined the proposition.
Comte de Puisaye,
leader of the
Next day the Comte's valet called upon the Stegman family and
expressed considerable indignation at the young lady's refusal. "Miss
Leezzette," said he, "you na-ver git marrit as long as you lib, until you empty
Bond's Lake wid a cla-am
attempted to empty
Bond's Lake with a clam
shell, lived until she was eighty-one years of age, and never got married.
William Harrison,"Richmond Hill and Vicinity," Local
History Collection, Richmond Hill Public Library