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              36.
stance of his daughter being with Alf.    The old man
sent a letter to her by this obliging individual, which
Alf replies to.    It was a singularly injudicious
letter, commencing with non-committalism, glancing
off into direct crimination of himself, (including al-
lusions to circumstances which the abductor only could
have been aware of,) and finally pleading for the
old man�s favor.     Alf concluded, under the sig-
nature of Hill, that he�d like to subscribe himself
his son.              Mischief is scarcely to be anti-
cipated, however, as Mrs J reports her husband
as conciliatory.        But both wife and daughter
say he�s an unsure man, and, were he to meet
Brainard, might blurt all out, at once.     Mrs
J�s visit was to request my writing to Alf, war-
ning him against any allusion to her connivance,
journey to Boston &c.
  23.  Saturday.  A letter to Dillon.   Writing
hard.   Down town after dinner and left M S at
Tribune Office &c.          In the evening with Haney
to Edwards�.    Only Mr E and his wife within,
all the girls at the Catskills.
  Levison and family have returned, he looking
very well in health.     Sol is remarkably quiet, and little
at home since W. W�s departure.    He is short
of $ and engaged in one of his periodical feuds with 
Brown, so don�t work for him.     Has been away
visiting his sister for the last day and a half.               
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