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Text for Page 238 [02-10-1863]

              A �Secesh� Album.
catures and similar literature pertinent to
his rule in New Orleans.   (This private �Se-
cesh literature was very curious, and when-
ever a complete history of this part of the war
gets written, it ought to contain it.)        In
one lithograph Butler was represented as a
hyena, digging up the grave of the rebel general
Joe Johnston, in search of buried treasure.
(I never heard of the circumstance, but all
the Secesh believed it.)   This performance was
executed in England or Bermuda.      Harris
read aloud, with much enthusiasm, a parody
on Poe�s �Raven,� about the hanging of Mum-
ford, from M. S.         Of course the famous
�woman� order was in the Scrap-book �
surrounded by a black border.    Also Butler�s
Farewell Address, to which was appended
a note in Mrs. Harris� handwriting, charac-
terizing it as illustrative, at once of the
egotism and mendacity of the Demon who
had written it.      �Why do you call him a de-
mon?� I asked; �you know you liked him.�
In answer, she said that she regarded
Butler from two points of view, [word crossed out] her re-
bel and �patriotic� one, and as she had known
him privately.   The thing, indeed, was an af-
fectation.     She was self-willed, egotistic,
approbative, wilful, womanish and pleasant.               
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