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              down stairs to Shaw & H. Hills.
Previously told Ripley the detail 
of land-matters at Galveston, to write
to World, in absence of Howell.   Into
coach, hastily to levee.    There aboard
the Laurel Hill, a big Mississippi
boat, with cannon shot through chim-
ney stack.     Capt Thomas, its com-
mander, very civil to us, also Clerk
Brayfogle.      Delay.   All three ashore
and to Southern Restaurant or din-
ner.    Back.     Off at 5.   Past the
North Star and up the river.     At
Carrollton, 12 miles above, taking
on troops, 5 companies of N. H. regi-
ment.     In big cabin, my self scribbling
the twain playing euchre, to the
accompaniment of a bottle of whiskey.
  10.  Saturday.  A rainy morning.
By 9 at Baton Rouge.   Debarka-
tion.  Collared by an Irish lieutenant
attacked to Provost Marshal�s, in mis-
take for expected gambler and spy,               
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