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Text for Page 109 [12-15-1862]

                       The First Day
had been seized by order of Major-General
Butler,� &c; and others offering U. S. bounty
in money and lands to recruits.     The people
we met were easily distinguishable from the
Northerners, looking cowed and furtive; most
of the women wore mourning.      A warm sun-
ny morning.     Through Lafayette Square in
which a regiment was encamped, down St
Charles Street to the hotel of that name,
very recently reopened.   After waiting awhile
in the rotunda we were temporarily assigned
to a big room, where I improved the opportunity
to effect a change of underclothing, Schell ma-
king a caricature sketch of me the whilst.   Chaff
and talk.      A sell on Howell and Hayes, who
were persuaded that it was absolutely necessary
that they should procure a pass before they could
go any where in New Orleans, or even make a 
purchase at the shops.     We sent Howell to Gen.
Augur to ask for one.         Loafing in the rotunda.
Saw Gen. Hamilton, his namesake of the Times,
Shaw and Gen. Banks.       Got a room with A.
G. Hills.  He in tribulation about  missing
trunk.    Out with him in the streets, a �Norther�
prevalent, displaying a prettyish woman�s
pretty legs pretty freely against the railings in
Lafayette Square.      Hills meeting a friend who
invites him to a ride on the levee accepts, leaving               
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