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Waco.

We arrived in the rain at this pretty and thriving city, and as we had only a night there could see very little of it; but Mr. Jno. E. Elgin, General F. H. Robertson, Mayor Wilkes and their committee, met us at the depot, and escorted us to very comfortable quarters at the Pacific Hotel, and showed us every necessary attention. We had lost our good friend, Captain Minnigerode, at Austin, he being compelled by business engagements to return home; but our friend, Mr. Coit, of Philadelphia, who joined us at New Orleans, continued with us until we left the State.

At night General Lee lectured, under the auspices of the Waco Lyceum, and notwithstanding the bad weather and muddy streets there was a fine audience, among them fifty young ladies of the Waco University and a number of other ladies.

Mayor Wilkes, in appropriate terms introduced the General who was frequently applauded by the appreciative audience.

Then followed the banquet where the feast of good things was accompanied by appropriate toasts, and speaking.


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