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                            Quarantine
to abandon our intention and to take refuge
in a deserted shed or store house for cotton,
fronting the sad see waves, where we waited
until fetched off.  Altogether I felt more
sympathetic about the death of the poor Connec-
ticut lad than that of the clergyman.  One
had a wife and children about him and ended
in the due course of nature, the other died
unnecessarily, between decks and far away
from home.  He was but 17.  A day�s loafing
on board.  Talking with one Johnson, a
S.C. born sailor on board, who had been to
China, also a soldier in the East India
Service during the Sepoy rebellion, and at
Delhi.
   This Quarantine was altogether a weari-
some business and proved abortive after all,
for we did convey yellow fever to Hilton
Head, of which Gen. Mitchel, who succeeded
Hunter subsequently died.  Nor was my
nautical imprisonment much relieved by com-
panionship.  Here is my estimate of my
fellows, written on board.
   Brig-Gen.-Terry.  Courteous, non-demon-
strative and rather agreeable; has more self-
respect and less palpable approbativeness than
most of his class.  A republican in politics               
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