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Text for Page 098 [01-24-1861]

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	A Cilly Columbian.
  24.  Thursday.  The weather clearing up a
little.  In going down town I met Ripley, with
a great roll of bills in his hand, probably his
pay, for there had been talk of his quitting
Charleston for Pensacola (though he did not
do so) and a paragraph to that effect in the
Courier.   At the office of that paper I found
Carlyle and a young fellow named Cill who
had previously attracted my attention by his hal-
loing to W. Waud over the hotel dinner table,
and inquiring if he had bloomed (in other words
got drunk) on the previous night.     Waud said
Cill needed but the addition of a letter to his
name to express his character.    In truth he
was a fool, of Columbian birth and had
overnight squandered or been robbed of his
money, which he had come to Carlyle about.  We
got rid of him at the corner of Meeting and
Broad Streets, looked in at Dodge�s, find-
ing not its amiable proprietor but a deputy
there who told us that W. D had gone to the
north �on business� and that he would pos-
sibly return.     Talking with Carlyle, he defend-
ed Dodge, saying that the latter had showed him
a letter from the N.Y. Times, soliciting Dodge
to write for it, which Dodge declined or demur-               
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