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                   A Trip into Dixie.
there.  Back and at work till 3. A. M.
  2.  Monday}       Got the diary of the escape
U. S. sergeant condensed on page 193 from
Ripley, and sat up copying it.          Then to
bed for three hours, rising by 6, to start
with Schell and A. G. Hills on the expedi-
tion into Dixie, desribed in the letter to the
Tribune on page 199, et cetera.     The corres-
pondents aboard were Slack, Hamilton,
and Ripley, besides ourselves.   Our friend
Mc Clure was of the party, also the objection-
able Capt. Clark, the great man of the day.
The �beautiful rebel� described in the text
was a New Orleans lady, a Mrs Harris,
of whom more hereafter.  I was introduced
to my care, not at all to my displeasure
Returning from this most picturesque and
pleasant expedition, Ripley got into an ar-
gument and row with an officer who de-
clared himself a son-in-law to P. T. Bar-
num, which threatened hostilities, but was
quelled by Capt. Clark.        Disembarking
at Hickock�s, Ripley, Schell and I set off
to walk to New Orleans along the shell-road
but the vehicle containing Mrs Harris and
[word cut off] lady friend overtaking us, they invited
[words cut off] ride, and I had the pleasure of sitting               
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