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Text for Page 038 [12-13-1857]

panying me to the door.     Rang again and again.   All out.
To Thomson�s.  He just gone to New York to attend a rehearsal
of Van Amburgh and elephantine performances.  Sat talking for a
hour and a half with the two Mrs Thomsons and another lady, there
present.   Doesticks� wife looking as pretty, and good, and innocent
as ever.    Was shown a series of daguerrotypes of her, from the age
of five and upwards � he & Thomson � appearing, also, in most
of them.    Ah! happy Doesticks! married to the girl he loves
and prosperous.      And, I believe, thoroughly deserving his happiness.
  Returned to Pounden�s, and to bed.
  14.  Monday.  New York again.  Harpers and elsewhere.
Nothing to do.  Bleecker St and stockwork � my novel.  Major
Piercy came up.    While I was down stairs at dinner Haney brought
Cahill home, he (Cahill) being exceedingly drunk.  Took him
up to his room and bed.       He had been drinking with Sol Eytinge
and Rosenberg.    Arnold called in the afternoon.      Went to see
the Jewell�s in Greene St, their new boarding house, this evening.
  15.  Tuesday.  Breakfasted at Honey�s, then down town, to Har-
per�s, Post Office &c.    Met Wurzbach and Roberts at the entrance
of a tavern in Reade Street.           Up town by 2.    Letters from Mary
Anne and from George Bolton.               The former writes that she and
her boys are better in health, though still weak from Ague, tht
her eyes are bad, that she has received a letter from �home�(poor
thing! she always calls it home!)   containing �a few lines from
father,� that according to Michigan law she has chosen an admin-
istrator to the property, the settlement of matters being fixed
for the third week in December.       There are some outstanding
debts, but creditors cannot claim until twelve months have elap-
sed, unless the fact of the land being on a �school section�               
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