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hunted up all the details of his seductions, adulteries,
hauntings of brothels and drunkenness (�Ned� professed
Temperance, and lectured thereon) � how he publish-
ed �Ned�s� life, and is short hunted him from
post to pillar, from kennel to sewer � finally
to triumph in Ned�s Blackwel�s Island incarcera-
tion would take too long to describe here.
  Paterson has also been in California.
  Ellen Levison has been so exceedingly ill that she
was not expected to live, day after day.     Mrs
L�s mother � a woman whom you instinctively shudder
at, as being what her daughter will be in the future
� has accordingy been here from Philadelphia.  She
in common with most of the women here (who are
cackling all day long about the child) pronounced
sentence of death on her arrival, and wouldn�t be
moved from that judgment till to-day, when her
Exodus, happily, took place.     Poor Levison has
been immensely wretched and is sick.        Mrs L
was quiet, and comparatively impassive, but
her husband told how he had woke up in the
middle of the night to see her sit crying.      It
presented her in a new light to me!            They
acrually let the child have an ice-cream at her
entreaty!      Doctors � there were two � homeopa-
thists.           Ellen�s getting better.    I am very glad
of it for Levison�s sake.
  Allie Vernon is insane, in a lunatic asylum.               
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