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Fauquier White Sulphur Springs, Va. July 6, 1861. Mr. Brewster came here with us. The cars were jammed with soldiers to the muzzle. They were very polite and considerate, and we had an agreeable journey, in spite of heat, dust, and crowd. Rev. Robert Baruwell was with us. He means to organize a hospital forsick and wounded. There was not an inch of standing-room even; so dusty, so close, but everybody in tip-top spirits.
Mr. Preston and Mr. Chesnut met us at Warrenton. Saw across the lawn, but did not speak to them, some of Judge Campbell's family. There they wander disconsolate, just outside the gates of their Paradise: a resigned Judge of the Supreme Court of the United States : resigned, and for a cause that he is hardly more than half in sympathy with, Judge Campbell ?'s is one of the hardest cases.
- A Diary from Dixie As Written by Mary Boykin Chesnut, Edited by Isabella D. Martin and Myrta Lockett Avary, 1906