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Text for Page 206 [11-24-1853]

              the Vesey Street boarding-house, where Mr Hart now resides, and found him
with a Brobdignaggian map of Chicago.         To Gosling�s together, where I
breakfasted.   Posted letters, for Barth, George Bolton & home.      On
returning found the huge handsome Fowler�s Buildings, corner of Nassau
and Fulton, burned down two or three Sundays back, now ruins. �Picayune�
Office in it, Bunnell & Price burnt out, dissolved partnership, paper in
the hands of Levison & Glover.      The defunct firm, (B & P have dis
solved partnership, each now being newspaper agent on his seperate hook)
owed me something �twixt $30 & 40.   Lost I suppose, but fire�s a
regular New York casualty.              To tailors, ordered breeks, bought vest.
  There to Spruce Street, the present � Picayune� Office, where I found old
Mr Alcock, and heartily glad was the old gentleman to see me.    Heard
news of the burning &c.    Also how Picton has been getting himself killed
in print, partly for advertisment, partly to work upno his old grandmother�s
feelings.      Harrington was his medium.   He�s been committing bigamy or some-
thing that way, marrying an actress (whom Hutchings was cavalier too.)  The
Time-Piece lives.             Dined at Erford�s.   Room & down town again, an
infinitude of matters.  Evening at Vesey Street, in Damoreau�s room.
He and his wife returned hither, being starved at the Brooklyn place.
She looks & dresses well, and � talks.       Fogg was there, also Waud,
and presently Mr Hart, (who�d been bored by Martin down stairs for
the earlier part of the evening.     We had ale & talked.     �Illustrated�
defunct.    Leslie started & �Ladies Magazine�, Brightly & Damoreau
working for him.        Charley has little or no communication with his family,
George & his [word rossed out] wife have come hither from New Orleans, he has not 
seen �em.                 Out, all of us for oysters, then parted.      Mr Hart
goes west to-morrow to rejoin Dillon.
  25.  Friday.   Welden came up.  Walked up-town with him, 
a frosty, cheery, sunny day that made one�s blood tingle with pleasure.               
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