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	  �Manhattan� and his Family.
last Saturday, by saying that Armstrong gave
him a great blowing up, ended by the two going
out and getting drunk together.
  14.  Saturday.   Chores, writing and in-doors
employments.   In the evening to Dixon�s; thence
to three concert-saloons on Broadway, returning
by 11.
  15.  Sunday.   The papers full of the account
of a great fire at Charleston S. C. destroying
all that portion of the city with which I was fami-
liar, last Winter.          Indoors till evening, then
to Scoville�s, in Houston Street, near the North
River � the same house which he occupied on my last
visit, a year ago.         I was hospitably entertain-
ed both by him and his South Carolina wife,
who talked about her native city, and her desire
to return to it, much as she did last December.
She and her husband antagonize about Secession
curiously, threatening one another with Fort Lafa-
yette.     He, once one of the most ultra of pro-sla-
very men is now characteristically extreme � I might
say brassy-voiced � for the Union � a despotism,
anything.   He writes letters to the London Herald
and Standard in his old, audacious, scurrilous style,
denouncing Scott as �an old granny,� pitching into 
Mc Lellan and the President and, in short, indul-
ging in anything that he considers high-spiced and               
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