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‘ [276] up,’ should not slip away or uncork himself. There was a huge promise, coupled with lively expectation, that Butler and his whole force would be captured, and it was considered peculiarly significant that the man who made himself notoriously obnoxious—to put it mildly—at New Orleans, should be enmeshed and made prisoner by the Creole General. At the very moment when this master piece of strategy and dramatic revenge of time was about to be consummated, Butler escaped, and the blame is attached to General Whiting.

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