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separate.   Wrote a Catskill article for the Tribune,
letters to my mother and to Boutcher, with much
miscellaneous matter.   Each day to various newspaper
offices, and other incidentals preliminary to starting
for Kansas.        Repeatedly to French�s Hotel, endeavoring
to see one Topliff recently from there.      Meeting Dana,
however, at Thompsons I learnt that his report was omi-
nous.       Called twice on old Jewell, in Greenwich Street,
the first time seeing his mistress, a frowsy slattern,
the second himself.     A short, lightish haired, vulgarly
well looking man, talking verbosity and ungrammatical
self conceit.    He professes esteem for Waud, and ad-
vises that he and his daughter live openly together,
allowing Brainard to get a divorce, and then effecting
a union in another State.        This affair has its
comic side.              Waud writes that �his wife� is now
at Falks, where she arrived within half an hour of
mine and Haney�s departure.           I�ve visited Mrs
Jewell with information.   She purports joining her
daughter for a day or two.                   Menelaus Brainard
has left his maritime employment, and is now at
the Novelty Works, East River.          W.  Waud
works with his brother, at Boston.         Sol and Haney
don�t speak, the former being engaged, exclusively,
drawing on wood for Leslie.   He is very quiet,
and occasionally disappears for a day or so � presuma-
bly going into the country.             Little Edge is reporting
for the Herald, and talks successfully.                    I               
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