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Text for Page 067 [09-16-1856]

about it was quite a grande passion of Sols.       The
woman went west � probably with her husband.      She
had children, too.       ( I remember crying �Bah!� when
Alf told me this, and his resenting it � his withers
not being unwrung on the same score.)     Alf had seen
letters written by Sol�s Helen, and spoke of their mani-
festing intellect.            Well, Sol drank and played
the devil, and Waud took care of him, when at Dobs.
  He has some four or five brothers, who, with one
exception, according to Wood, are little better than
scoundrels.       One helped to ruin his father, the old man
formerly occupying quite a patrician position in this city,
becoming bankrupt � paying however upwards of two-thirds
in the dollar.        He is of Dutch Jewish origin, and
reported to be quite an amiable, good sort of old man.
Sol always speaks affectionately both of father and mot-
her.       She is a lady like woman, and has money of
her own.      There are, too, a number of handsome and
accomplished sisters of Sols � one of whom has recently got
married.        Sol hates his brother in law like the devil.
One of the Eytings used to take command of his fathers
vessels, sell the cargos and squander the proceeds.  Ano-
ther (or the same)  has travelled down south, done any
amount of swindles and fornications.     One keeps a gaming
house � or did keep one.    They have been largely mixed
up with theatricals; one, I think, appearing as lessee t
of a theatre.          Clarence is the youngest, more Hebraical
in aspect, generous, thoughtless and fast.    Boy as he               
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