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              [newspaper clipping]
     Death of Mr. George Boweryem.
  It is with especial pain that we have re-
ceived information of the death of Mr.
GEORGE BOWERYEM, correspondent of this
journal with the Army of the Potomac.
For several weeks he had been sick with
the camp fever, and after intervals of ap-
parent convalescence had relapsed into a
condition of extreme weakness.  He was
on his way to Philadelphia, when in the
delirium of fever he walked off the steamer
near Newport News, and was drowned.
  Mr. BOWERYEM was a native of England,
born on the banks of the Avon, and at the
time of his death was, we believe, in his
thirty-third year.  He came to this country
eight or ten years since, and had lived most
of the time in New York and Philadel-
phia.  He had been connected with several
leading journals, and immediately prior to
his engagement with THE PRESS was a 
correspondent of the New York Tribune
near Charleston.  His abilities as a writer
were decidedly superior; his mind was
energetic, logical, and imaginative.  To
him literature was not a business, but an
art, and journalism had no member who
had a higher appreciation of its duties.  Too
much of his life had been passed in strug-
gling with the world to permit a full ex-
pression of his power, but had he lived
there is little doubt but that he would
have won an honorable position in letters.
Mr. BOWERYEM had also no ordinary
genius as a musical composer, and his pub-
lished melodies are not only charming, but
indicate an original purpose.  He had in
all things an intellect to be respected, but
besides this he was a man of remarkable
independence and conscientiousness.  To
the Union he was unconditionally loyal,
for he had chosen America as his home.
He carried the point of honor to an ex-
treme rare in these days of compromise,
and was incapable of a mean thought or an
ignoble action.  With all this fidelity to
principle, often severely tested, he had the
sensitiveness of a woman.  The better he
was known, the more thoroughly was he
esteemed and trusted.               
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