h much gratitude.
I was introduced to Mr. Colville, a Manchester man; to Mr. Maloney, one of the principal merchants; to Mr. Bennet, an Englishman, one of the owcourse, thrown in at the window, to enable them to descend.
Mr. Behnsen and Mr. Maloney told me they had seen this happen several times; and Mr. Oetling declared th of making a demonstration against the French.
After dinner we called on Mr. Maloney, whose house is gorgeously furnished, and who has a pretty wife.
7th April, 1863 (Tuesday).
Mr. Maloney sent us his carriage to conduct Captain Hancock, Mr. Anderson, and myself to Brownsville.
We first called on Colonels Luckett ae Brownsville until General Magruder arrives.
He is expected every day.
Mr. Maloney afterwards told us that these officers, having given up every thing for theiur Brownsville for the materials for cocktails.
At 3 P. M. we dined with Mr. Maloney, who is one of the principal and most enterprising British merchants at Mata
Maffit in the command of the Flo-rida.
13th may, 1863 (Wednesday).
There was a row on board last night; one of the officers having been too attentive to a lady, had to skedaddle suddenly into the woods, in order to escape the fury of her protector, and he has not thought it advisable to reappear.
My trusty companion for several days, the poor young Missourian, was taken ill to-day, and told me he had a right smart little fever on him.
I doctored him with some of the physic which Mr. Maloney had given me, and he got better in the evening.
We had pickets out in the woods last night.
Two of my fellow-travellers on that duty fell in with a negro, and pretending they were Yankees, asked him to join them.
He consented, and even volunteered to steal his master's horses; and he then received a tremendous thrashing, administered by the two soldiers with their ramrods.
At 9 P. M., to the surprise of all, the captain suddenly made up his mind to descend the river at all hazar