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              companied him.    A room atop of a house, occupied by Mrs War-
ner.           She, Brightly, two foolish young Men, and a young Woman,
(married,) there.       Brancy punch and fruit and cigars & talk.  And
presently the landlady came up.        A fat, familiar, romping, 
improper sort of woman, sitting on men�s knees and chattering.    We were
here for two hours, I saying not much, eating almost for the most
part; then away, glad to do it.      Supped at the Fulton, then to New
York, and Vesey Street.         A pleasant evening at Damoreau�s.    His
wife had decorated the room with immorteles and greenery, produced oyster
stew, tureen pill, and all sorts of festivities, the which we were scarce
able to do justice too.          Charley is 
leading a better, more truthful life now, than ever yet.         Left at 11 1/2
Waud having gone a little before.                           In how many houses
in old England shall I be kindly remembered to day?     In one
I know, my dear Mothers eyes will moisten when they drink my health
after dinner.   (I hope Sam and his Wife are with them !)        And
perhaps in kindly Chacombe.      And George Bolton may think of me,
silently.          And � Mary Bilton may yet remember many things
identifying me with dead and gone Christmasses; and wonder what
part of the World holds me, now.               Well! God bless all!
Barth will think of me in icy little Mackinac, � even as I think
of him.  And Boutcher, in Ninevah.      Real friends 
[words crossed out] both.
  26.  Monday.  To Levisons.  A solitary day, drawing hard,
no visitors at all.      Commenced a letter to Swan in the evening.
  27.  Tuesday.  Down town after breakfasting to Wells &
Webb�s, to get blocks.     There, meeting Brightly he told me how
the huge newly built clipper ship the Great Republic was on               
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