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                       At Harris�s.
things connected with the Banks Expedition,
I don�t think they made anything by it.   Mrs.
Harris praised England, disparaged Northern
women, and charged the men with want of
due subservience to her sex! � a monstrous
accusation � and much more.     In many
things she reminded me of Lotty Kidder.  I
had observed that she had a pretty, plump
leg, as was accidentally revealed by a viva-
cious flirt of her crinoline, as she took her
seat at the piano, where, by the way she sang
with her husband �the Bonnie Blue Flag,� [which]
I had never heard all through     The chamber-
maids used to warble snatches of it about
the St. Charles, and I remember Hayes pa-
rodying the burden with
�Hurra! hurra! for the Stars and Stripes
	and d__n the rebel star!�
when they told him that he ought to be asha-
med of himself!    They were all Irish.     Har-
ris had been to the North frequently, and had
known John Brougham, Lester Wallack and
O�Brien.       He talked, too, of Thackeray�s
visit to New Orleans and had met him.      He
was familiar with the name of Keene Richards,
my fellow traveller in 18543, from the Mam-
moth Cave to Carroll Parish, Louisiana, of
whom the son of the landlord of the St Charles Hotel,               
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