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e reports of East Tennessee lawlessness, of which many papers say so much, were true, and that I should be necessitated to see at least a half-dozen grey-haired rebels butchered by the young loyalists of this part of the State. In fact, I thought at least, in order to preserve my own life, to wear my brass buttons and shoulder-straps. When I arrived at Knoxville I expected to have been met by a parcel of loyal ruffians, and to have been compelled to show my passport, countersigned by Governor Brownlow and approved by Andy Johnson. In this expectation I was disappointed. The truth is, I was rather chagrined at the careless treatment shown me. I did not see loaded pistols, nor did I hear of a dozen or two murders, as I did when I arrived at Nashville. Nobody attempted to steal my pocket-book, nobody asked me to have a hack; in truth, I was left "alone in my glory" to find my way to the best hotel in the city, if possible. I am now convinced that there is more of peace and quietude
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