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THE OLD HAMPTON CHURCH, AT HAMPTON, VIRGINIA.
OLD CHURCH AT HAMPTON, VIRGINIA.
WE give on this page a picture
which shows in the fore-ground the OLD CHURCH AT HAMPTON—the oldest in the
United States, which was built of bricks brought over from England.in the reign
of Queen Elizabeth. Hampton used to be a delightful place of residence,
especially in summer. Rude war and the savage destructiveness of the
rebels have now left it desolate,
and many a year will revolve before it recovers its ancient aspect of quiet
happiness and repose.
GENERAL SHEPLEY, whose portrait we give on
433, is the son of ex-Chief-Justice Shepley,
of Maine, the most eminent jurist
of that State. He was born at Saco, and is now forty-two years of age. Was a
graduate of Dartmouth, of the law school of Cambridge, and further perfected his
studies in the office of Judge Howard, of Portland.
He commenced the practice of his
profession in the city of Bangor at the age of twenty-one, and almost
immediately entered upon a large practice, and was engaged as counsel in some of
the most important causes in the Supreme Court of the State.
A few years afterward he removed
to Portland, continuing there the practice of his profession, to which he has
been devotedly attached, and from which he has never allowed himself to be
diverted for any length of time by any allurements of political or official
position. Near the close of President Polk's term, though then a very young man,
he received the responsible office of United States District Attorney, which
position he held to the close of Mr. Buchanan's Administration. (Next