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where the same cordial reception awaited us. General W. L. Cabell, Major Helm, George T. Atkins, M. K. Thorburn, Rev. R. T. Hanks, and their efficient committee, met us at the depot, escorted us to comfortable quarters at the hotel, and gave us every attention during our stay.

It was pleasant to have even a bird's eye view of this pushing, thriving city, which has run up, within a short period, from a small town to a city of over twenty thousand inhabitants.

At night the two military companies escorted General Lee to the hall, where a large and enthusiastic audience greeted him, and applauded to the echo his eloquent story of Chancellorsville.

[Our printers are at this point clamoring for ‘copy,’ and hinting very strongly that they are already nearly full, so we shall be compelled to condense more than we had intended the balance of our sketch.]

We had purposed going to Fort Worth, and Denison, and were anxious to visit a number of other points in Texas, to which General Lee received cordial invitations, but the overflow of the Mississippi and the suspension of travel by railroad from Little Rock to Memphis compelled us to hurry on to

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