David Macrae THE AMERICANS AT HOME

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THE AMERICANS AT HOME

 
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1870 Excerpt: ... Southern planters, and had been brought North without any " By your leave." A gentleman connected with one of the Express Companies told me that during the war thousands upon thousands of boxes and bales of plunder from the South were sent North by Union soldiers and officers to their own homes. Some strange scenes resulted. Once, for instance, at a ball in New York, a Southern lady observed, gleaming on the bosom of another lady in the company, one of her own wedding gifts. She went up and said, " Madam, give me that brooch. It is mine. My name is Mrs.-." The lady who was wearing it looked at her, hesitated a moment, and then, afraid of a scene, gave it up. On the evening of Butler's public appearance in Eichmond, I made a mistake of half-an-hour as to the time; so that when, through the pitch-dark streets, I found my way to the "First African Church," where the address was to be delivered, the long low building was already crammed, and a seething crowd of negroes swarmed at every door, and hung in masses blacker than the night--from every part of the railing that afforded the least glimpse into the interior of the dimlylighted church. I got myself into the crowd at one corner, but after working myself up the steps amongst the good-humoured darkies, I could only see, over the heads in front, a bit of dim roof and part of a gallery that was literally loaded with negroes--the dusky faces being ten or twelve deep. I extricated myself with difficulty, and made my way to another place, where, Butler's Appearance. 159 through one of the windows, I could discern General Butler's feet on the platform. Those around me seemed to consider this a valuable point of observation; but being neither a bootmaker nor a Butler-worshipper, I felt...

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