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Text for Page 043 [10-25-1862]

           Quigg.       Experiences at Rawlings.�
build, black-haired, round-faced and moustached;
a Virginian by birth, a pro-slavery man and
an out-and-out Secessionist.     Rawlings had
informed me (when he convoyed me to lavation)
that he never talked of politics to his guests, 
but of course we got to the topics of the war and
the coming election, Mc Clellan, the government
and all the rest.            Quigg I found as aforesaid,
or rather hoping for a reconstruction of the Union
on the old detestable pro-slavery principles, in
which Rawlings sympathized.    Rawlings pere
had been �Union� at the outset, but wasn�t any-
thing particular now, and I was unmitigatedly
hostile to Mc Clellan and to Slavery.    We didn�t
fight however, though I couldn�t  be morally
at ease in such surroundings.    After a tumbler
of hot whisket (Bourbon) and water, Rawlings
left Quigg and myself sitting up over the fire, 
and it wasn�t till past one A. M. that I re-
tired into a near little room ornamented by
a framed map of North American executed in
white silk by the hands of the grandmother of
Unadilla Elmendorf.      This performance repres-
ented the states in the queerest disproportion, the 
great northern lakes being about thrice their size,
Canada six times so, and Louisiana running up
west of the Mississippi into what is now Michi-
gan.     The portrait of the industrious workwoman,               
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