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Text for Page 127 [07-31-1855]

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and the complaints of a tortured accordion.             I have more talks
with Bowles (Robert,) of Clarks Hill, Tippecanoe County, Indiana.
Fishing boats are seen, some porpoises, and far away a steam-
boat, distinguishable mostly by a dim, dim haze proceeding from its
chimney.          Children and women hitherto unseen appear.     An
Irishwoman with excruciating brogue volunteers voluminous confidences
to everybody, on the subject of her leaving her husband, (to ruin himself
�wid dhrink and dissolute faymales�,) while she returned to Brooklyn.
Aboard, there is an whole English family, consisting of a short,
stout, gaitered old man, his son with wife and children, one
of the little girls being very pretty, and having an exquisite profile.
They are from Boston, Lincolnshire, and go to Rochester N. Y.,
the son, a burly, middle aged-man, with farming intentions.    With
them is a relative, a stout, country spoken young fellow, a worker
in iron, for rail road matters.                One of the ships officers,
an individual in gold laced cap and whiskers, becomes noticeable in
conjunction with a first cabin damsel, much promenading taking
place, in which the ladys green slippers are prominent, and her
Bloomer hat blows about continuously.        Three girls with two
younger brothers are said to be crossing the Atlantic alone, they sit
much in the fore-deck, dress in black; one has good feet, Jewish
lips and nose, and snubs her brothers unnecessarily.              I,
at solicitation pen a few sentences indicative of the general disgust
and dissatisfaction of passengers, as to provant, Reynolds copies it
out fairly, and goes round for signatures, plenty being forthcoming.
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