The author of these pages was the only cousin of General kearny, on his mother's side, brought up with him in the house of their ma ternal grandfather, Hon. John watts. This excellent man, General kearny's grandfather, was ennobled by his benevolence. His best memorial is a grand charitable institution which he endowed in the city of New York. Mr. Watts was a monument of afﬂiction, in that he had seen his wife, six handsome, gifted, and gallant sons, and four daughters precede him to the grave. One childless daughter survived him\ and three grandchildren, General kearny, his sister, Mrs. Macomb, who died in Europe 30th April, 1852, and the writer.