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     Johnstone of the �Philadelphia Enquirer.�
  2.  Friday.   Loafing hither and thither, in-
doors and out.     Dined at 4, at Gen Hamil-
ton�s, with Shaw, A. C. Hills, Major Harai
Robinson, Alexander and others.  One Hayne
present, an ex-Alabamian and very recent 
Texan loyalist who distinguished himself by talk-
ing sympathy with the rebels, provoking strong
controversion, almost involving a row.  The dis-
cussion turned on how war ought to be prosecu-
ted.     Back to hotel subsequently.     Shaw and
others following.    Introduced by Hamilton
to an individual named Johnstone, correspond-
ent of the Philadelphia Inquirer � the most
mendacious paper in the United States, espe-
cially in connection with the subject of the war.
This Johnstone proved a great nuisance sub-
sequently; he was a long-faced person of no
particular manners or grammar, and his head
had been recently shaven, in consequence of
fever or the heat of the weather, or something,
hence, when he took his cap off, he presented
a most objectionable appearance.    He had in-
troduced himself to Hamilton who passed the
compliment on, to our future annoyance, as
will appear presently.    We were all friendly
to him at first, out of esprit du corps, not
suspecting his odious characteristics.
  3.  Saturday.   Out with Schell and John-               
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