''WHO is not familiar with the history of the Old Dominion f '' remarked a portly-appearing gentleman, seated at his ease in the portico of the United States Hotel, at Washington, some years since. '' And where is her equal, sir, in all that's good and chivalrous ? '' he added, with the view of engaging the attention of a member of Congress, who just then took a seat by his side.'' Ah, Mr. Erskine,'' replied the person addressed, '' I find you ' still harping on my daughter.' Her history is good so far as it goes ; but it does not go far enough. It is the unwritten pages which we of the North take exceptions to.''