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Text for Page 172 [03-29-1863]

              29.  Sunday.   Had Haney with
me all the fore and afternoon, and
some part of the former Boweryem.
Just before tea went with Haney
to 745 and when almost in front
of it, met Jim Parton, who has been
in Massachusetts during the past two
weeks, as the guest of Gen. But-
ler, whose rule in New Orleans he
is going to make the subject of a book.
Almost immediately Parton began: �You
may dismiss from your minds all that
nonsense about Gen. Butler�s dishonesty;
he �� �  I dissented, and pacing up
and down for a few minutes, learnt
that Jim had come to the extraordinary
conclusion that it was totally unnecessary
for him to go to New Orleans before
writing his book � in which, if he sticks
to this sage resolution, he will assu-
redly stultify himself awfully.      He
has hardly done a wise thing in               
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