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            Parton at Philadelphia.
as the American.    It may be true, though
both of them are liars and thieves.
  9.  Sunday.   In doors writing till evening,
then to 745.   The family present, barring
Sally, Haney and Honeywell.      Sally and
Nast appeared towards the latter half of the
evening, and presently Morris.      A decidedly
slow time of it.             Jim Parton is in Phila-
delphia hunting up facts about Franklin.
Haney finds another dining-place at Mort
Thomson�s.
  10.  Monday.  Jack Edwards up.  Down-
town together to Excelsior Headquarters, to the
�Evening Post� office, then to Yonkers by rail-
road, to visit the Mozart Regiment, there
encamped:

[newspaper clipping: first column]
  MIlITARY LIFE AT YONKERS.
	�����������
A Visit to the Camp of the Mozart Regi-
	         ment.
	�����������
  HOW THE SOLDIERS PREPARE FOR WAR.
	�����������
  �The ancient Drop of Yonkers��so denominat-
ed by Washington Irving, a title enthusiastically
adopted by one who has done his part to identify
the place with associations equally delightful and
humorous�we mean Mr. Fred. S. Cozzens�is at
present the well-chosen site of the camp of the
Mozart regiment, which, has been there since
the twenty-fifth of last month.  Reached by an
hour�s steamboat journey, or as expeditious and
scarcely less agreeable ride on the Hudson River
Railroad, it is worth a visit and the description we
propose to bestow upon it.

[newspaper clipping: second column]
  	   THE QUARTERS.
  Disembarking from the steamboat, or descending
from the railroad at the little dep�t, which, painted
of a faded red, and not unlike the rudimentary
houses drawn by children, stands beside the track,
we cross a bridge over a little creek containing
sundry idle sloops, and commanding a prospect of
coal yards, small hotels, wooden houses, trees, a
tall chimney and a large square brick building,
with the national flag flying at an upper window
and clothes hanging out of adjacent casements.
This building is the object of our visit; erected as
a huge grist mill, the sagging of the wails and con-
sequent possibility of another Pemberton Mills
catastrophe prevented its occupation.  It seems, 
however, well adapted for its present use.  The en-
tire Mozart regiment, consisting of one thousand
men, (including three companies of Massachusetts
volunteers which have recently joined them,) and
ample accommodation within its walls.               
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