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spoke of the matter and we walked to my den together.
  Mary Anne and Fred have been up for their purchases,
Mr Greatbatch not appearing.   He has decided to throw up
the farm, to clear out and start afresh elsewhere.    They
go towards Philadelphia.     I had one of my low spirit visitati-
ons while Mary Anne was present, and she was very kind,
making me half promise to visit them, when they settle.    A let-
ter for delivery to Alcock was confided to me.              I have re
ceived a most kind letter from Dillon Mapother, dated
Chicago.
  14. Friday.  Haney came for me at 5 1/2.   I had called
at Bleecker Street overnight, and had an evening with Sol
Eytinge, � and spoke of boarding with them.  So this night I
spent not on the floor in my dismal room, but in Haney�s where
a comfortable bed had been added.
  15. Saturday.   Of the boarding house table, and folks here
staying I�ve no leisure to put down details.     To office and
found a letter from my dear mother, with love and sympathy
and pity for me.  She, (like Hannah), bids me pray.   I would
to God I could as they do.  And she incloses an order for 5 [pounds]
for me � the interest of a little legacy left her by her mother.
Oh mother, kind, loving mother!   I am shamed and humilia-
ted to the heart at receiving it.   Her little money too, for
which she could find so many uses.  (I know she has
none superfluous from my father.  /   If I live I�ll repay
it twice over.              My father �keeps his bed great part
of the day, and they all think he is gradually wasting away.               
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