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on me in the morning.)   Dined at the Rainbow in company
with Welden & another.   To Fulton Street Office, and Post Office.
Met Alf Waud & young Eytinge.   Saw Haney.        In doors
writing the rest of the day.     A letter from Barth.     Met, in
the evening, the Wauds & Eytinges, all going to play Billiards.
  9.  Sunday.  Waud called on his way to Levison�s.   Out
and met Damoreau near to St John�s square, he walking up-
town with me.   He goes to Boston on Monday, and intimates that
he�s about to struggle for an end to his wife�s domination, being
no longer content to be so unwisely governed.  She it was who
was sure of dying of cholera if they did not remove from the decent
rooms up town, to Rhinebeck; she �tis who talks of �suicide� rather
than submission to reasonable company; she �tis who bids him toil
on without a wife�s company now.   And she it is, says Alf
Waud, of whose conduct and chastity there are whispers, at Rhine-
Beck, � as long ago, at Boston.            Charley hinted the former to
him.             Parting at Waverly Place, I with Parton, dining
according to invitation, Haney coming in the afternoon.    In
Washington Square together, the day being a very sultry one.  There,
after walking and cigars met some of the Edward�s family, two
of the girls and a gentleman.     All to their Broadway home to
tea; and subsequently sitting out on the wooden piazza in the
rear smoking illimitable cigars, and listening to the voices of the
girls, who were singing above.    Old Mr Edwards is a hale, hearty
Englishman, his son a tall, good looking man of 30, or so.    There
are daughters, grown and growing.                 There till 10 1/2, then
saw Haney to his door, and to my room.               
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