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Text for Page 081 [03-03-1863]

              Orleans however during the war, or
the greater portion of it, and boasted
of his having been an �original Seces-
sionist� antecedent to it.        Refusing
to take the oath, first of allegiance,
then one binding him to reveal any-
thing he did or might know prejudi-
cial to the U. S. authorities, he had
attempted to escape into Dixie, (where
were his wife and family, (being ar-
rested and sent to Fort Pickens, by
order of Gen. Butler.   Dacres then
�appealed unto Caesar,� in the person
of Lord Lyons at Washington, and
all Mrs Harris� fascinations upon Gen.
Butler could not suffice to effect
his release.   He had been at Santa
Rosa Island in company with Munro,
ex-Mayor of New Orleans, Charles
Heidseich, the champagne merchant
and others.           Like all present, he
was an ultra-pro-slavery man and
Secessionist, justifying the former on               
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