One result of that meeting was the slave narrative entitled Louisa Picquet, the Octoroon, A Tale of Southern Slave Life, which Mattison transcribed and commented upon in an attempt to help Picquet raise money to purchase her mother's freedom.
As Mattison learned, Louisa Picquet had been born on a plantation in Lexington County, South Carolina, just outside the capital city of Columbia, sometime around 1829 or 1830.
By contrast to outposts, picquets
were sentries either at or in advance of posts.
A strong military picquet arrived from Sarcee Camp, ensuring that the scene of the action was absolutely quiet by midnight.
Given the number of soldiers in camp at Calgary and their past history, the military officers arguably should have had a picquet patrolling the town every evening -- something the officers themselves had suggested to city council as late as May but not acted upon.
Just as we enter this Celtic world with allusions to the classical underworld, we leave it when we "change our picquets
at / the Ivory Gate & trim the fast / liburnae for service on the West Styx" (RQ 39; Ms.
All the stablemen and picquets
, all the things we've learned to
Between the two of them they worked out a compromise whereby the Catholics in the battalion were posted as picquets
"holding ground" for the presentation ceremony.