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A Scene at a party in New York.

--Quite a sensation was produced at a party in New York city a short time since, in which a young Englishman was the leading character. The following, from the Herald seem to be the real facts of the case:

‘ The Marquis of Hartington, who is a son of the Duke of Devonshire, was one of the invited guests at the party mentioned in our first account of the affair. On his arrival with his friend Col. Leslie he was received by the host, and was then introduced to many of the guests, none of whom noticed any badge of any sort on his breast or any part of his coat.

During the evening, and while the ladies were still in domino, a lady, then and still unknown to him, came up and planed the badge on his coat asking him to keep it there. He, looking upon it as an innocent just, took her arm and walked from the foot of the staircase across one room. There he was met by his friend Col Leslie, who, upon seeing the secession badge upon his breast asked him to take it off, as it was not comme it faut to wear it unless every one understood how it came there. The Marquis immediately removed it, not withstanding the entreaties of the fair joker to keep it there.

She then left him, and, while walking with another lady, a gentleman who had seen the badge before on his coat, and supposed it still to be there, pushed up against him, when they exchanged a few words, and there the matter ended for the night. The next morning the matter was satisfactorily explained between the parties interested.

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