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Text for Page 237 [02-10-1863]

              And her Husband.
and, with her husband, told me a good deal
about him.   Mrs Harris went to him first
of all, to inquire �if they were to be turned into
the street,� to which he returned a compli-
mentary nega-
tive.   The
General had
subsequently
become quite
an intimate at
the house which
did not belong
to the Harris-
es; they were
occupying it
for the owners,
probably �Se-
cesh� refugees.
Butler used
to come there
and quote

[photograph]
T. Decatur Harris.

[Gunn�s diary continued]
				poetry by
				the hour;
				�Good God!
				how that man
				could quote!�
				exclaimed Har-
				ris.     Mrs H.
				said that But-
				ler gave a
				pass through 
				the lines to
				a rebel of-
				ficer, conceal-
				ed in her
				house, and
				I found no
				difficulty in
crediting it.    �He refused her nothing.�  �Why
didn�t you say it was a friend of yours?�
he asked, about somebody liable to be �turned
into the street� by his order.   Notwithstanding
these favors, the lady exhibited to me a scrap-
book filled with virulent and abusive attack
on the General, acrostics on his name, cari-               
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