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Text for Page 083 [03-03-1863]

              did in consequence of my assured
ignorance, as hinted in the �French
Market� article in the Era) follow-
ed by game and roast beef � the
latter imported from Fulton Market,
New York, as our host informed
us, after apologizing for the absence of
that supposed summum bonum of Ameri-
can dishes, a turkey.   The beef ment-
ed the encomiums passed upon it.  For
liquids we had wines � claret and sherry,
with brandy for those who preferred it.
I stuck to the claret (a wine I love)
which one gets of admirable quality
in a semi-French city.        The talk
ran on the inevitable topics, New Or-
leans in ante-Secession times, its delights,
its hospitality, heat and yellow fever
times, the attack on the Forts, Gen.
Butler, Fort Pickens, the famous
�lady� order, the South, Yankees, En-
gland and the War.       Ellis, a good-
looking, portly, genial old boy, had               
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