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.
They and the men generally spoke of me as 'the little gent', or 'the young Suffolker.' 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.
Red jacket, PS69.99; trousers, PS25.99; sandals, PS55.99, all Zara
According to police, the bodies of the clad girl and boy dressed in red jacket and shalwar kameez were discovered hanging from a tree by the residents of the area this morning.
What's more, I got to ring a bell and wear a red jacket. class="MsoNormalRichard Quest at the Nairobi Stock Exchange.
| J by Jasper Conran, Debenhams, red trousers PS60, red jacket PS120
Red Jacket is the debut novel of Jamaican-born scholar, poet and short story writer Pamela Mordecai.
Fighting for the Americans against the British during the War of 1812 was a Seneca warrior named Red Jacket, who took his name for a highly-favoured embroidered coat given him years earlier by the English, who employed him as a messenger.