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                       Gen. N. P. Banks.
Hamilton of the Times, Hamilton of Texas,
and little Shaw, the secretary of the latter, who
had been quite ardent in inquiring for the
representative of the Tribune and received me
with great cordiality.       I had previously got
a word of recog-
nition from
Gen. N. P.
Banks, who 
appeared a 
secretive, res-
pectable man,
with a shrewd 
strongly mark-
ed face, resem-
bling some of 
the portraits
of Cromwell.
(There is a 
little statuette
of

[photograph]
Major-General Nathaniel P. Banks.

[Gunn�s diary continued]
				the great Pro-
				tector very 
				like Banks.)
				Only the Ameri-
				can was a lit-
				tle man, which
				he doesn�t look
				in the photo-
				graph.      He
				only impressed
				me as a res-
				pectable per-
				son, possibly
				because Edge
				had trumpet-
				ed
his merits overmuch to be me.    A �self-made�
man he had risen from the position of �bobbin-
boy� in a factory to be Governor of his native
state of Massachusetts and �Speaker� of the house,
wherefore he was hugely toadied by those who sur-
rounded him, afloat and ashore.             Wet weather,
canvass shroudings up; some motion and more               
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