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Text for Page 164 [09-10-1862]

                 News from Haney
Mr Nast is a happy father, if you have
not already heard.  Little girl about four
weeks old at this present time of writing.
Mother and child doing well and father
very proud and happy.  Jack is cook
to his company: sent him Soyer : is get-
ting along bravely.  Has grown into an
ugly bearded man, so say the girls. x x
George Nicholas, his wife, has fallen heir
to $20,000.  Charley Damoreau says
that he (G) spells his name now h.e.a.v.y,
which Charles is self indulgent enough to
consider a joke.  Crocketts getting along slowly
but all well. Charley Honeywell was here
a little while; gave us a full account of
all he saw in the South and mentioned
meeting you.�
   Extracts from letter by Jack Edwards,
dated New York Sept. 6, and returned
to me at that place by the Hilton Head
postmaster:  �Received yours, written
in quarantine yesterday.  I am back in
New York, sitting on a chair in decent clo-
thes (not that I dislike my uniform but
I had worn it night and day for sometime)
with the pleasing prospect of Haney and
father smoking their pipes, the girls having               
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