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Text for Page 041 [03-11-1862]

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   Washington � Bayard Taylor � Gurowski.
went to bed.
  12.  Wednesday.   Scribbling in my
room after a sally out to purchase ink.  A
second-rate Southern hotel dinner.   To Wash-
ington by the 4 o�clock boat.    Found Bayard
Taylor in the Tribune Office, sitting with a
very sunburnt face and rough blue shirt,
coat off, writing his account of the evacuation
of Manassas, from which he had just re-
turned.    He regarded it, rightly, as a suc-
cess on the part of the Confederates and a hu-
miliation to the Union troops or rather their
monstrously be-puffed general.     Having
stabled my horse I went to the Ebbitt House
and joined Edge at dinner.    With him in
his room, taking it easy.      After tea to the
Tribune Office where I found Wilkeson and
Meyer, wrote to Haney and Jack Edwards
and tarried till Edge came.        There came
also the Count Gurowski, exhibiting some
of his arbitrary Russian manners to those
present and incidentally to me, when I respond-
ed coolly, deliberately and contemptuously, on
which he moderated his tone a little.        He
has some office in Washington � that of libra-
rian, I think.           Meantime Wilkeson was
dictating rapidly from information gathered
by one of the reporters.   �There was no pur-               
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