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rink with every one; this morning took two "stone walls" and a "General Jackson" before breakfast. After breakfast met Judge King--invited me to "smile," and we smiled; presently joined by Deacon Mason, smiled again; (in this land you can smile and smile, and not be a villain,) result was, I drank three "brandy cocktails," two "gin slings," one "buttered rum," and a "moral suasion" by lunch time; obliged to do it in order to maintain social position. Find am getting very popular — met Governor Pickens to-day — offered me post of Judge of Supreme Court, "when things got fixed up a bit;" informed him I knew nothing of law; replied it was of "no consequence — had I common sense?" I thought I had. He considered that quite sufficient; I was "just the man they wanted." Negroes less prevalent than I anticipated — not very industrious class of people — seem to occupy themselves chiefly sitting on barrels, corroding large ears of boiled corn, exhibiting rows of teeth that look like ke