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Old January 25, 2010, 09:09 PM   #347
4V50 Gary
Join Date: November 2, 1998
Location: Colorado
Posts: 19,341
The captain [Allen] has some good qualities - he is open, warm & even generous-hearted to his friends and a brave man. But he frequently drinks too freely. Several times, I have known him to be so much intoxicated that he would have been utterly incompetent to command men in the hour of danger or of battle. And he is licentious-he seems not to restrain the indulgence of his passions for women-it is but yesterday that he came to me to be treated for venereal warts-sometimes called syphilitic vegetations. His disease is unmistakably the result of his connexions with abandoned women.
That Gawd that was a diary entry and not a personnel appraisal report.
Vigilantibus et non dormientibus jura subveniunt. Molon Labe!
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