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Richard, a slave of the Phelps Brothers-Dick was invaluable in the dealing with the Indians in the West.
Later in life he was put on the retired list and enjoyed the fruits of his fidelity.
Many were the stories of his exploits whether in deadly encounters where personal bravery was a large factor in self-preservation or in the swift race for life where fleetness and endurance were essential to success.
Along the way he gathered practical, every day education and was an example to others.
1911 History of Henderson County