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Text for Page 030 [01-04-1861]

[newspaper clipping]
  Captain John Mitchell, the eldest son of John
Mitchell, the celebrate Irish �felon,� who had recently
been appointed by the Confederate Government to the
command of Fort Sumter, was killed there on the 19th
ult. by a Federal cannon ball.  This is the second son
John Mitchell has lost in the Confederate serice.
[Gunn�s handwriting]

[Gunn�s diary continued]
same corridor as that upon which my room is-
sued.     At this time and subsequently, whenever
I met him, I always had a curious consciousness
of the loaded revolver in my pocket and a strong
conviction that if I were, at any time, discovered,
and he of the discoverers, I would assured-
ly put a bullet into his skull, taking especial
care of my aim in so doing.  The fanatical
faith in the damnable institution exhibited in
this lad was something appalling; he had adopt-
ed its extreme features, belief in the revival of
the Slave-trade &c., with all the perversity
of his wicked father � of whom, as I recollected
with a queer sort of satisfaction, as I walked
beside Vitriol junior in the streets of Charleston,
I once made a caricature in the �Picayune�
which was the most popular one ever produced
in that sheet, representing the ex-convict as a 
dirty and odious boy, paddling and trying to
float a wretched cock-boat � the �Citizen� (his
New York newspaper) in the black puddle of
Slavery; while Uncle Sam held his nose in dis-
gust at the proceeding.      This cut was noticed
and its words copied in innumerable newspapers.
  Apropos of J. M. junior, he told of a fight
he had been engaged in.   He had applied the term               
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