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	Heintzelman�s churlishness.
he snuffled out that he had heard that I was
�going to be sent back,� for having written to the
Tribune that the rebel fortifications at Yorktown
were really unimportant and that they might easily
have been carried by assault.       Denying the im-
puted offence, I told him that the proposed 
punishment would be anything but disagreeable,
and to be desired by any civilized human being,
and after the interchange of a few sentences, left
the old churl and niggard, who was as offensive
as the occasion allowed, saying �If you didn�t�
after my repudiation.     (I saw the letter in print
afterwards; it was evidently from a private
hand, and it reflected on Heintzelman.    I never
wrote a word against him.)       Saw Sneedon
and Nevins in a tent, in the rear of the house,
and also Mc Keever.    Wilkeson, I learnt, was
at the White House.    Returning to Chandler�s
house, which was almost next door, I got a
meal in company with Hall and the family,
and then went to bed, having previously arran-
ged to have the whole of my underclothing wash-
ed, between night and morning, by a negress.
(It wanted it bad enough.)      Hall shared my
bed or slept in one adjoining, I forget which.
  20.  Tuesday.   Chandler, a civil man,
returned from an application to Heintzelman,
touching the safety of his property.   He had been               
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