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Text for Page 018 [10-28-1857]

wishing to get his trunks &c from the house in 27th
street, has it�s key refused him by a watchman who demands
$50 and odd for �protecting� the house, during the six weeks
absence of the family. Bellew, by a lawyers advice breaks open
the door.  Cahill is about with him all day. Haney goes
over to Brooklyn, stays all night.    I decline accompanying
him, intending to work, so read half the afternoon and sleep
the rest, and in the evening Cahill and Arnold came up and
find me drawing, or preparing to draw in Haney�s room�
my fire having gone out for the third time.   They had been
drinking with Doesticks, Sol Eytinge and Krauth, one of
the �Mercury� proprietors, and both were � as Cahill would phrase
it rather �bosky.�      First they had drunk in a Spruce street
cellar, imbibing white wine a sort of be-devilled vinegar; then 
adjourned to Goslings where they supped and Arnold stole
a plated spoon and asked the waitresses whether they didn�t
come from the north of Ireland?     Quitting the others they
rushed into shops and priced things on Broadway, where Arnold
bought a dandy sword cane.      When they came up to me Cahill�s
condition was pretty evident, but Arnold only talked more
than usual.       Cahill lay on Haney�s bed, got a fit of hiccup-
ing and we put him through the multiplication table which
he repeated in an exceedingly drunken manner.   But it cured
his hiccups.      Then he got two-thirds out of window, which
he closed guillotine fashion, kicking his legs up violently
within the room. (They are excessively meager legs, and
Cahill is always funnily demonstrative with them, when
drunk.)     Arnold left at 11, saying he�d got to get shaved.
Cahill went to bed, where, as I learnt afterwards,               
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