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                Bunch, the British Consul.
  Going down Meeting Street towards the Bat-
tery, the aristocratic end of it, I made a call
at the British Consulate, presenting my passport
and the letter from Mr. King to Robert Brunch
Esquire, Her Majesty�s representative at the port
of Charleston.       Him I found to be a sol slim
elderly, neatly-shaved man attired in gray,
with a tendency to baldness.   His office was an
exceedingly British-looking apartment, with por-
traits of the Queen, Prince Albert, the Prince
of Wales, sketches of noble heads and a large
engraving of the coronation.      Bunch himself,
a chatty, diplomatic, amusingly British person,
in manner, speech and opinions, was fussing
about affixing a little gilt Prince of Wales fea-
thers (which he told me he had got from New
York) above the portrait, a task which he present-
ly abandoned.       He had been consul at seve-
ral South American courts and talked most
amusingly of them and of the South Carolinians,
insomuch that I was half-laughing the whole time.
He told me he had been on board the Harriet
Lane on the Prince�s entrance to New York
and that the Prince had intimated an intention,
on the completion of his education to visit the
West Indies and the Southern states.          Bunch
had a letter for me, from Boweryem,               
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