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Text for Page 005 [06-15-1861]

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	       June, 1861.
  15.  Saturday.  A note from Maverick. By
noon aboard the steamer at the Robinson Street
pier and to Sandy Hook.  Mrs. Palmer among 
the passengers, bent on a day�s visit to her daugh-
ter, Mrs. Schenk, at the Highlands.      I landed
(or rather sanded) by 2, and proceeding to the 
site of the fort, found the officer of in command,
and after half an hour�s scrutiny of what
had been done, returned, at his invitation, in 
the little government steamer, which, with its 
bright flag flying, lay waiting our convenience.
The day was a lovely, summer one, the after-
noon and bay delightful; and Captain Fos-
ter, a civilian acquaintance of his, and I sat
on deck at the stern, enjoying the trip.   He
gave me, first, the details embodied in my
�Post� article, and then we talked about Fort
Sumter.               This Captain Foster was, as 
I knew, the especial object of the dislike of
the Charlestonians, first as being a Vermont-
er � a �Yankee� � then as known to have ad-
vocated extreme measures of defence and re-
taliation towards them.      I heard, again and
again, Carlyle attribute Anderson�s evacua-
tion of Fort Moultrie for Sumter, to Foster�s
fears or misrepresentations of the people               
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