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                           Port Royal.
ments fronting the sea, and being introduced
by Halpine, presented my credentials from
Gay, obtaining a good-natured welcome.  Re-
turning to Fuller´┐Żs office, I wrote letters to my
mother and Hannah, mailing them with my
sea-correspondence to the Tribune, which, by
the way, never got printed, though Gay compli-
mented me on it afterwards and told me that
the disastrous news then pouring in form the Vir-
ginian peninsula had kept it out.  Immediately
after my interview with Gen. Hunter, Halpine
went to lay up, on the plea of sickness.  It
was my wish to get off to James Island as soon
as possible, where a land attack on the defences
of Charleston was expected, and accordingly I
got my scanty baggage conveyed on board the
Julia Halleck, a little sailing-vessel, bound
for the Stone River, designing to go in her that
night or early morning.  This involved con-
siderable running up and down the sultry
pier and communication with hearty Capt. King
and his brother, who were busy enough.  Pre-
sently I was taken by Quartermaster Fuller
on board a large steamer called the Planter,
which lay at the end of the pier, and there
we dined luxuriously with its captain and about
five other persons two of them women.  The ves-               
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