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Text for Page 007 [10-01-1857]

		        October, 1857.
  1.  Thursday.   A letter from Dillon Mapother,
dated Indianapolis.   He is going to reside permanently in
St Louis, taking charge of that branch of the business.  Has
received a letter from Yatman in England.         That chival-
rous youth lives with his father at New Cross, London;
has employment in an Insurance Office, and as might
have been expected is distinguishing himself socially.  He
has lectured �On America and the Americans� at sundry
�Eatanswills,� spoken in public meetings and got deservedly
hissed (Dillon don�t say that) for praising Slavery.
He correspondends with people and papers in the U. S.
sings at concerts, goes to Sydenham once a week �and plays
Hell generally.�   He describes his physiognomy as delicater
than heretofore, says his head is bald, his face careworn,
and his general appearance indicative of the age of 35 or 40.
Furthermore he laments time and money misspent, yet
longs to return to America.   I�ve no doubt he will do so,
some day.    All the details are delightfully characteristic.
  Down town, walking with Cahill.  Alone to the Harpers�, saw
Bonner, an Englishman, the editor of their paper and sold two
drawings, getting $16 for them.  To the Pic and Leslie�s offices.
Met Rosenburg in Reade Street, with Whiting; drank with them.
Up town with Haney.  In doors the rest of the day.       Wrote to
Dillon.         Miss Brooks is in New York, stopping at the
house of Miss Jacot�s father.  I was told this by Pierce, her
half brother, this morning.   Mentioning it to Leslie, it rather
�knocked� him � as Sol Eytinge would have said.               
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