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Text for Page 021 [03-07-1862]

        A letter from Bob Gun.   Bellew�s return.
considers it prophetic.     He aspires to be not only
a member of Parliament but future Premier of En-
gland!     He professes to have had interviews with Lord
John Russell, John Bright and half a dozen other
notabilities, exhibits notes from them; and got
his present commission at Bright�s instance.  He
talks with equal familiarity of American states-
men and celebrities and really seems to know
many of them.     Withal he has the agreable habits
of talking overmuch, too loud, and getting close up
to you in conversation.      He would like to �capture�
his ex-friend Paul Morphy, the chess-player, now
in the Southern army.                        At 8 �, was
going down stairs in company with Boweryem, when
Haney and Jack Edwards came up, thinking that
I was off for Washington and intending to bid me
goodbye.    Out with them as far 14h street.
Haney has received a recent letter from Bob Gun,
in which he mentions that Major Piercy has turn-
ed lawyer � he saw him �cutting about the bank-
ruptcy court with a bag�!          Alone to Bellew�s,
having learnt from F. Leslie that he had return-
ed home.       Found him with his throat muffled up,
complaining of sickness, Mrs B. smart in a red
jacket and jaunty headdress of the same color, look-
ing very much enciente and affectionate to her
husband.      Old Van Orden was there, too, but he
soon departed.      Bellew had found Hall on the               
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