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Text for Page 017 [10-24-1857]

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  24.  Saturday.  Dismal rain-drizzle.  To Harpers
with drawings, Pic Office.  Nobody there but the boy. �Doesticks�
away at Newhaven getting married, Wilbour abetting.  O�Brien
came and went.  To Nic-nax Office.  Got block.  Returned through
the unceasing rain.  In Haney�s room at night, he and Cahill
playing chess.
  25.  Sunday. In doors all the dismal drenching day. Doing
Whelpley�s drawing, �chores�and reading.  Bellew called in the mor-
ning.    Both his sister, brother in law and family, as well as wife
and child (from Boston) have arrived.
  {26.  Monday to.       Wet weather.  Drawing, for Nic-nax and
  28.  Wednesday}       Harpers; not much out o�doors.  Had stove
put up and commenced fires with the usual inconveniences.  Cahill
much in-doors too, hard-up, slightly floored and matagrabolized.
Resolved to economize by cutting off dinners, persists in it for
four days, then breaks down.        He and Arnold writing one day,
in Haneys room.   Met Dixon in the Picayune Office one mor-
ning � in a quiet whirlwind of excitement and blaspheming
with his usual heartiness.    Mrs Gouverneur and all her
family here, she looking well, Rawson, loafing as of old, May
with her hair cut short and looking ugly, �Gladdy� puffy-faced
and under a physicians care for a suppostitious enlargement of
the heart.   A little busybody of a man dines at our table.  He
will talk to everybody, is inquisitive and an exquisite prig;
likes to show his erudition by cavilling at words in ordinary
use and provokes continous antagonism and chaff.   Leslie
is back from Philadelphia, whither he went to visit his brother
and family, recently returned from Europe.       O�Brien up, and
night in Haney�s room.    Talk and gin and water.      Bellew               
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