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         At the Hygeia.       Hall and Bellew.
was a good long pull and we passed the wreck
of a burst steamer of which Hall made a sketch,
erroneously supposing her to be one of the ill-fated
vessels sunk by the Merrimac.       Loafing and lunch
after the rescue of our baggage.       Reading Charles
Reade�s �Cloister and Hearth,� scribbling diary and
dozing in the afternoon.        Supped at F. Raw-
lings, Whittemore and Hendricks at table and a
young ass in uniform who denounced somebody as
a d____d abolitionist and declared that he didn�t
become a soldier to fight in behalf of niggers � re-
ceiving in response an approving nod from Rawlings.
Old Heintzelman was behind us at another table
looking like a hungry miser.   Up-stairs, scrib-
bling, Hall dozing.           He and Bellew stayed over
night at Philadelphia, on their way to Washington,
where they had a muddy, rainy, disagreeable day,
and were snubbed in the endeavor to procure passports,
only obtaining them through Stedman.    Then Mrs
Bellew�s letters and telegrams arrived, and her
husband returned � it being all bosh about his 
sickness.    Hall went to Winchester and Charleston
with the troops, expecting a fight, came back without
having witnessed one to receive a letter growling dis-
satisfaction from Leslie.         And thus I found him
all forlorn and abroad and decidedly helpless.      A
stroll at night to the wharf.       Witnessed the arri-
val of the 7th Maine, a regiment I saw something               
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