A snobbish young Englishman visiting Washington's home at Mount Vernon was so patronizing as to arouse the wrath of guards and caretakers; but it remained for "Shep" Wright, an aged gardener and one of the first scouts of the Confederate army, to settle the gentleman. Approaching "Shep," the Englishman said:
"Ah - er - my man, the hedge! Yes, I see, George got this hedge from dear old England."
"Reckon he did," replied "Shep". "He got this whole blooming country from England."