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Text for Page 150 [03-19-1863]

              driving the sand over the pathways.
In the hotel, in Edge�s chamber
� or rather one occupied by him in
common with half a dozen others �
drinking stout and talking.       Anon
at 2 1/4 over to Thompson and Hay.
Rice (not my friend) there.    Off to
Gen Hunter�s.    Found him in his
room with a Capt Boutelle (naval)
there.     Talk and a little brandy.
Dinner, with the General, captain,
Halpine, Gen Hunter�s nephew �Sam,�
and two or three others.       Bean-
soup, drum fish, meats and cham-
pagne.   Boutelle to be my fellow-
passenger to New York.   With him
down the long pier, and aboard
a little steamer, in a violent north
east wind, almost a storm.     After
some half hours delay, put off for
the Mississippi.    Elwell was there,
but left, before our departure.   One               
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