June 18, 1808
In a different occasion, Henry Clay adopted the name of Scaevola, another consul of the Roman Empire, known for following his father footsteps and becoming praetor, tibune and governor of Sicily.
Scaevola (Henry Clay) accuses Dr. Hunn of using ignorant words and coarse billingsgate, lie and devilment that offend the most illiterate. Scaevola invites Regulus to ignore Dr. Hunn’s response to his previous entry and to disregard the criticism. Scaevola, before closing, offers an anecdote of the same.
One night riding home from Danville, he and his friend Street argued about each other’s success. A pistol was fired and Street’s horse ran away. Dr. Hunn found shelter in a neighboring house. His hat was perforated by two bullet holes, but his had was just fine. Scaevola decides not to comment the happening and to leave the judgment of the situation open to the public.
Clay later used Regulus again to respond to a certain “Farmer” about previous accusations and the reason why he had to use a secret name to cover his identity.
The Papers of Henry Clay, pg. 346-348