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had an opportunity to inspect some of the pictures reproduced in the Photographic History, recognized this group as Company B, 170th Regiment, New York Volunteers. You cannot appreciate or understand fully my amazement and joy in the discovery, he wrote to the editors. There right in the front of the picture sits my brother playing cards (You will note that he is left handed. We laid him away in front of Petersburg). With him is John Vandewater, Geo. Thomas and Wash. Keating. There is Charlie Thomas and all the rest as true as life. With the exception of two, I have not seen any of the boys for thirty years. It was at such moments as this, when the Federal soldiers played games and chatted and became acquainted, that the organization was being evolved which has grown into a leading national institution since its formation at Decatur, Illinois, on April 6, 1866. Between the men who had fought and marched and suffered together, who time out of mind had shared their last crust and
ond story window, halloo to the negro not to carry the corn into the store, but to put it out at the door. To this Booker replied that she had bargained to buy the corn, and he did not know why she was opposed to its being taken into her store. Upon this he took the accused into custody. For the defence a man named Conly appeared and stated that the corn was some he had bought from different parties on board of canal boats, and that he had authorized Booker to sell some of it for him. The matter was adjourned over till this morning. Jasper, slave of Robert Saunders, arrested on Monday night with a lot of bacon in his possession, supposed to have been stolen, was committed to prison till such time as it can be ascertained whether the statement made by him in his defence is true or false. Thomas, slave of Alfred Williamson, arrested in the house of Jane Robinson, a free negro, without a proper pass, was ordered to be whipped. This wound up the proceedings for the day.