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Text for Page 220 [06-03-1861]

    End of Boweryem�s Military Aspirations.
Lieutenant in the �President�s Life-Guard�
within a month�s time.       Meantime Boweryem
has got Weston victimized to the amount of
$65, for advertisements, contracted on the behalf
of the as-good-as-extinct regiment of �British Vo-
lunteers,� who Won�t.
     �March a thousand strong
	To battle for the right!�
at least under that title.     So Boweryem medi-
tates going back to printer-craft again.    He
has consulted Cahill about the possibility obtaining employ-
ment in writing editorials for �some daily newspa-
per� !!!
  5.  Wednesday.   To the �Evening Post� office,
saw Maverick, looked in at Strongs, then up-
town to 43�d street, to visit a German regiment:

[newspaper clipping: first column]
Colonel Max Weber�s German Regiment.
  The name Turtle Bay is suggestive of the sweet
amenities of peace rather than of martial prepara-
tion, yet to the latter, at present, the locality is de-
voted.  Situate on the East river, the adjacent
grounds, stretching from Forty-third to Forty-fifth
street, are well known to our pleasure-loving Ger-
man population as Franz Ruppert�s Brauerei, ta-
vern and gardens, hence, when their patriotism
prompted them to rally to the defence of a country
of which they form the best adopted citizens that
Europe sends us, it was but natural that they should

[newspaper clipping: second column]
prefer its site for a camp, and find themselves very
much at home there.
  Turtle Bay Park�such is its complete denomi-
nation�ordinarily presents an East river aspect
common to the up-town portion of our ever-growing
city, in which the metropolis has invaded the
country to the production of a perhaps picturesque
but not agreeable aggregate, the component parts
of which may be stated as street-like roads, road-
like streets, big breweries, stray goats, newly-finish-
ed villas, tall chimnets, out-houses, barrels,
benches, pigs, rocks, patches of market-garden,
pigeons, bushes and questionable smells.  Add to
these a good deal of sunlight, occasional American
flags and a pleasant glimpse of the bright river
and green shore opposite, and you realize the pre-
sent encampment of the Twentieth regiment of New
York volunteers, more distinctly known as Colonel
Max Weber�s United Turner Rifles.               
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