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Text for Page 074 [01-13-1861]

          Dodge insulted and cold-shouldred.
drunken speech from the top of a barrel, stumb-
led and broke his arm or wrist.         I am not sure
but that the head was stove in by one of his au-
dience.    So they sent him to the city, when other
questionable things began to turn up in his dis-
favor.      He was known to be addicted to dabbling
in correspondence with Northern papers, had writ-
ten to a Newburgh one, it was asserted, with some
show of evidence, to the Tribune.    All of these
details were, this Sunday afternoon, talked over
in the Express office, a bearded Vigilant telling
how he had visited Dodge and summed up his
character for him, declaring that he believed him
to be too mean to live, at which Dodge wept
cowardly tears.        The fellow came in while we
were talking with his arm in a sling and
got the faintest of greetings and the coldest of
shoulders turned towards him.   He had furtive
false-looking eyes and a foxyish half-dyed
beard.     He took himself off very soon and there
was talk of his returning north, as he did sub-
sequently to brag of his devotion to the Union.
Left at 4, going off to Laurens Street to
visit the friendly Kynaston who lived at a queer
little house stre on a sort of wharf, stretching
along the river side.    I found him dozing by               
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