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                Adams� Express Office
  I did a good deal of incidental loafing at
the Adam�s Express Office, a handsome spa-
cious building on the corner of Meeting Street and a side
street, the principal business man of which was
a Mr Woodward, a Baltimorean and exceeding-
ly friendly fellow � a tall hazel-eyed, dark
haired, rather thin person with a thoroughly Ame-
rican countenance.   He had known W. Waud
when the latter was in Charleston during the 
Democratic convention and been obliging to him
in many ways.         This Express Office, a
spacious, very lengthy room, became quite the
head-quarters of some eight or ten of us, one
naturally dropped into it to hear and exchange
the news.               Colt and Lindsay had their
arms there, the former being jealous of the
latter, who politically had secured Woodward�s
goodwill over that effected in favor of his
rival, of which more anon.           Lindsay was
a good-looking, rather bald-headed man with
a broad brownish beard and an eternal cigar,
very friendly and conciliatory towards every-
body; I should have supposed him a New
Yorker but that he told me he was born in 
Vermont, on the Canadian border.   Colt spoke
dispraisingly of him as �a Yankee,� though
he himself displayed more of the characteristics               
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