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Text for Page 157 [02-10-1861]

	At the Telegraph Office

[newspaper clipping continued]
nor Pickens, stating that he was advised from
Washington, though Lieutenant Hall, of coming
reinforcements, and that in the event of their mo-
lestation on the part of South Carolina troops, he
should be reluctantly compelled to open fire upon
them.  At present few condemn the Major; he
is considered as an honorable man of southern pro-
clivities, placed by circumstances in a false position,
which leaves him no alternative but his present
course.  I do not share this opinion of his char-
  I think that if Fort Sumter be attacked it will
stand a tremendous siege, and that then Major An-
derson must be reinforced with a vengeance.

[Gunn�s diary continued]
			timore, who dealt in
			�Super-Phosphate� as a 
			manure, which he adver-
			tised extensively in the
			Southern papers.  I had
			met him over a month
			ago, in Charleston, to
which he had just returned from a journey fur-
ther South.    We three dropped into the Tele-
graph Office, where were Lavine, Beecher and
others.    Presently there entered Colonel Lucas,
another aid to the Governor and General Dar-
lington.    The second of these was the officer
who had accompanied Lieutenant Hall to Fort
Sumter, on a recent return from Washington, and
he gave an interesting account of the appearance
of the garrison, which as I have used it in
a letter to the �Post,�x need not be inserted here.
Among other things he remarked that Anderson
�looked like an eagle � he had never seen such
an eye and nose in (or on) a man�s face.�  An-
derson welcomed Hall, inquiring how he would
relish their hard fare after the luxuries of
Washington.      The narrator, not a very
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