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	Cahill drunk and friendly.
he spoke as though �Mrs. Waud� were acquainted
with her!    �The gentlemanly young Mc Elrath
has resigned his 2nd Lieutenancy in Hawkins�
Zouaves, at Fort Monroe, to take the same rank
in the regular army.      Cutler is trying to get a
lieutenancy in one of Sickles� regiments at Camp
Scott.        Cahill is unchanged: He woke me,� writes
Boweryem, �on Friday night, telling me that having
made $10 that day, outside his businessx, he had be-
thought him of my partiality for claret.      He therefore
bought a bottle and brought ice in his hands to the 
bedroom, insisting that I should drink the wine with
him, then at midnight.        I declined and my
thoughtful friend drank it all, alternately from my
glass and his own.    He immediately thereafter cast
it forth and went to sleep.         Griswold would not
rouse himself to partake of the festivities.      Next eve-
ning, on my appearance at supper, Cahill inform-
ed me, with much gravity and earnestness, that a
very troublesome man, a British Volunteer, had been
awaiting me some hours in my room; and had 
finally subsided into a drunken slumber on my
bed.    He called on Griswold and Phillips for con-
formation.    They accorded it.    Mrs. Geary proposed
out of her pretty mischievous eyes and mouth

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  x Buchsheesh from the officers of Anderson�s Zouaves.               
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