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Friday, August 24, 2012

Sunday, August 24th, 1862

To day the steamer Ruthven came up from Galveston, and my friend Frank Hitchcock came up on her. he presented me with a bottle of fine brandy which wasn't hard to take. I remained at home nearly the entire day reading & writing. weather changeable with a hard rain in the evening. Ther: 91°. 

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