Overland by John William De Forest

OVERLAND. A Novel By J. W. DE FOREST, Author of “Kate Beaumont,” “Miss Ravenel’s Conversion,” &c. 1871 CHAPTER I. In those days, Santa Fe, New Mexico, was an undergrown, decrepit, out-at-elbows ancient hidalgo of a town, with not a scintillation of prosperity or grandeur about it, except the name of capital. It was two hundred