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	         A Jewish Celebration.
he reconstruction of the United States as such.  They
were for a speedy peace.        One had a story about
the sudden decease of Lord Palmerston, communi-
cated to a New York banker by his brother, by
the last steamer.    He was confident of the truth
of it.         After half an hour�s delay, we went up
stairs to a neat back room (the walls garnished
with hooky-nosed patriots) in which the horse fur-
niture was displayed, and the presentation fol-
lowed.      Joachimsen � not a particularly-refined
Hebrew � in military uniform was addressed
in friendly but halting manner by a Mr. Herts (?Hirsch),
who concluded by bidding him go forth (to Mary-
land to join the 59th) confident that the God of
Jacob would watch over him.  Joachimsen having
responded, we all descended to the room immediately
below, where a table was set out with cold meats
poultry and wines.      Then began champagne corks
to pop, the contents of the bottles to cream and
mantle, toasts to be proposed and promiscuous
eating, drinking, and talking � some of the latter
decidedly verging on Secesh.  �The venerable father�
of Joachimsen � a jolly-looking old Israelite, with
a round bald crown, a white beard, but objection-
ably full lips � was toasted.      Then a youngish
man of Californian and Maryland antecedents
spoke, dwelling on the United States as a future               
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