Red Jacket


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Red Jacket
c. 1835 print after a painting
by Charles Bird King
(1785-1862)

Red Jacket

Originally Segoyewatha. 1756?-1830.
Seneca leader who advocated peace with the United States while resisting the geographic and cultural encroachment of settlers.
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The mantelpiece cast up a great black shadow, over half of a mouldy old sampler, which her defunct ladyship had worked, no doubt, and over two little family pictures of young lads, one in a college gown, and the other in a red jacket like a soldier.
A certain man named Gregory, who was foreman of the packers, and another named Tipp, who was the carman, and wore a red jacket, used to address me sometimes as 'David': but I think it was mostly when we were very confidential, and when I had made some efforts to entertain them, over our work, with some results of the old readings; which were fast perishing out of my remembrance.
The person, who is one of those extraordinary specimens of human fungus that spring up spontaneously in the western streets of London, ready dressed in an old red jacket, with a "mission" for holding horses and calling coaches, received his twopence with anything but transport, tosses the money into the air, catches it over-handed, and retires.
Under the railway bridge I found a group of soldiers--sappers, I think, men in small round caps, dirty red jackets unbuttoned, and showing their blue shirts, dark trousers, and boots coming to the calf.
Smart maids, with the rosiest children I ever saw, handsome girls, looking half asleep, dandies in queer English hats and lavender kids lounging about, and tall soldiers, in short red jackets and muffin caps stuck on one side, looking so funny I longed to sketch them.
Two men, one wearing a red jacket with a black hood, launched an unprovoked attack, leaving him suffering extensive head and facial injuries, before they made off towards The Graig area.
The eighth looks another penalty kick for Droopys Maldini in the red jacket while in the ninth Maldini's litter mate Droopys Marco, who has already won the Scottish Derby this year, looks the ideal candidate with a couple of slow starters in the field.
Backed off course at evens with Hills (and also 4-5), he eventually went off a 4-7 chance and made full use of his favoured red jacket to win by over two lengths in 25.
The two men, one described as wearing a red jacket with a black hood, made off towards the Graig area.
The second man was 5ft 5in, of medium build, with short brown hair and wearing a red jacket.