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Text for Page 046 [06-05-1862]

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                    From Baltimore
in misery but for her being under constraint
held by the nape of her neck in the Union.
The day was alternately sunny and rainy.
Crossing the northern part of the little state of
Delaware we entered Pennsylvania, and a
journey of 99 miles from Baltimore brought
us to Philadelphia.  Through it by rail-car
to the waiting steamer; meeting on the ferry-
boat the tailer Cohen, Winchester´┐Żs acquain-
tance.  got a meal there.  Aboard the Cam-
den and Amboy boat, and at New York
by 6 P.M.  How glad I was to see it
again ! Indeed I never should have done
so but for my sickness, which happened for-
tunately for me, to culminate just before the
tide of success turned in the Virginian penin-
sula.  Had I been less prostrated by it, I
should have remained and shared that
dreadful retreat of McClellans, which I
could hardly have hoped to have sur-
vived.          Entering an omnibus, I rode
up Broadway to Bleeker street.  I very
well remember how curiously luxurious it
seemed to me to be able to command that
convenience for the ridiculous sum of five
cents; to be sitting at ease on a soft cushion
instead of a hard saddle; to be looking out               
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