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                   The Yellow Fever.
aboard.  Wrote to Jack Edwards and to
Boweryem.
   18.  Monday.  Still squally weather and
involuntary quarantine.  Wrote to Mary Anne
and to my brother Sam.
   19.  Tuesday.  Dreary iteration of yester-
day.  The town of St. Augustine in an un-
decided state as to whether we were reeking with
yellow fever or not.  Some indignation expres-
sed against Thompson, as its being discovered
that he had written a letter to one of the Buf-
fington girls, in which he admitted the existence
of the pestilence on board.  It is generally attri-
buted to a desire of making his condition ap-
pear dangerously heroic in their eyes.  A good
deal of apprehension on board but as cer-
tainly of the real fact that Dr. McCormick,
medical director of the post of Key West,
whom we had taken on board there, was,
sick of the yellow fever, and like to die, in
the cabin opposite to mine, Judge Bethel,
our prisoner, (for particulars of whom see
page 105), attending on him with much
good-nature and solicitude.  Cultivating
relations with my fellow-captives, Capt.
Bacon, Terry�s aid, Lieuts Terry and
James and others.  Faircloth and his               
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