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"Soldier Beaux."

--The following is an extract of a private letter from a brother, who is in the army of Virginia, to his sister in Mobile:

In Camp, March, 1863.
Dear Sister:
In due time I received your last, and of course welcomed it, as anything from home is truly welcome.

You say that you have "several beaux." I am in hopes, dear sister, that they are not "soldier beaux"--not that I wish to detract from the merits of a soldier, as you know I am one myself; but, sister, I have seen so much since I left home of soldiers, brass buttons, gold lace, &c., that I cannot help but saying to you that "all that glitters is not gold."

Oh, I wish that every young girl, as well as many old ones, would think and know that every man who wears a uniform, with or without brass buttons and gold lace, is not a gentleman.

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