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Abolition Congressmen in battle

--A correspondent of the New York Daily Times has the following:

‘ "Congress adjourned Friday until Monday expressly to allow the members to see the show. Neither Congress nor the Union wish to see another such a sight. At the grand stampede civilians were awfully scared, and I think several of them were taken prisoners I witnessed some terrific feats of running among them. Many lost their carriages, and for aught I know are skulking about the woods now. One very fat Congressman offered an artilleryman $20 for a horse; but after he had the horse, he found it so hard to mount that he turned pale all over.--He John Gilpined along, near my legs, until his horse threw him, when his agency was fearful. Three of us boosted him up, and he cut again as though the d — I was after him.--That M. C. will never go to the wars again."

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