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Text for Page 072 [03-23-1862]

	Brigham � The Charleston Corres-
decisive manner; his physiognomy would 
have suited a Yorkshire attorney.   He wore a
plain suit and round-toed Balmoral boots with
soles extending a little beyond the upper leather.  This
man was, I find, the veritable Charleston cor-
respondent of the N.Y. Tribune, in Secession-time.
His connection with the paper commenced with this
job.   He went to Charleston in November � a-
bout the 20th � put up at the Planter�s Hotel
contracted an intimacy with a dealer in horses,
whom he admitted, in part, to his confidence, as-
suming to become his partner.  He wrote most
of his letters in pencil, in a water-closet, directing
them one of the Tribune employe�s, at �No 1 Spruce
Street.�   He knew Carlyle, he and had heard
of me.   At a meeting in Institute Hall he was
present when Judge Magrath proposed that the
Charlestonians should take the forts, which threat
Brigham directly communicated to Major Anderson
then at Fort Moultrie.      Just before the evacuation
of this fortress Brigham returned to New York
there to spend his Christmas, coming back on
board the Marion, when the Charlestonians sei-
zed her.   Old Sam Whiting was then, he says
in real danger from his recoil into Unionism.
Brigham gave the steward of the vessel $20
in gold for the privilege of putting on a napkin
and waiting at table, while certain of the Caro-               
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