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lishment, owned by one Gibson, a countryman of his, and
rails against the Germans and Irish.     We had ale, and a
cordial talk at the Star, and I then saw him to his lodgings,
on the farther side of Canal Street.     I�m glad he is in New
York, and am less alone in the knowledge of it.
  18.  Tuesday.  Writing hard all day, down town only to din-
ner.   Banks up, and Waud, the latter to tell how the Father
of his � �wife� had called upon him, stated that he held him in-
nocent of the matter, that the husband has gone to Germany,
that he himself don�t care a bit what becomes of his daughter,
as she�s either dead or a ��� with much more.    Among th
items was one edifying one apropos of that small beast little Dob-
son.  How in the watching instituted by the husband and fat-
her of Mrs Brainard, (Alf�s �wife,�) Dob had been tracked, in
company with three several men to a house of ill fame, and an
abortionists.     Out upon her stinking soul!               Alf says �So
Mary has only him to look too new.     I tell him there�s no
certainty of lasting union between them unless he can get a divorce
and marry her.  If that�s not done ��            He�s much
changed, moody, talks low in tone, and don�t look at you
when he speaks.
  My head is full of brain traps now.   I�ve these projects on
  The Book in conjunction with Parton, necessitating going through
innumerable volumes, and much copying.
  Writing the Physiology of New York Boarding houses, resuming
an old intention, doing many little cuts on wood, illustrative of it,               
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