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Text for Page 060 [01-17-1858]

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Also that Woodward was at the Picayune Office!     To
Harpers.  Walked to Nassau St with Bonner.   To Masons.  Got
account.   Here �tis. �No of copies bound 2028.  On hand 351.
Given away 120.   Sold 1557.��� Thats all Ive got for nearly
a years labor.       It�s paid the theives of publishers.     Drawing
till late at night.       O�Brien at supper, and in Haney�s room, sub-
sequently.  I didn�t go there.  He out with Cahill anon.    Met Bel-
lew, coming up town in the morning, and while we were talking,
Wild came up, and must needs have us drink with him.
  19.  Tuesday.  The Major calls, just after breakfast, wanting
somebody to go to the Police Court with him.  He had been arrested
the other day, and put in the Tombs for five minutes, for threatening
his ex-barkeeper.   The man had come in, (probably to dun him
for his wages,) told the Major he lied &c � whereupon the Major
produced a huge carving-knife, told him to arm himself in
a similar manner, and that he, the Major, would do himself the
pleasure of cutting his liver out, making it into sausages and
eating them � only regretting that he, the pigeon-breasted barkeeper,
would not survive to witness the completion of the operation!!!
On this, the man, not unnaturally, turned �as white as the wall�
and, departing, got out a warrant against the valorous Irishmen,
who doubtless supposes that he acted in perfect accordance with
American customs.      This occurred on Saturday. (The Major,
with all his blather, said nothing of it yesterday.)  When before the
magistrate he acknowledged the truth of the charge, and said
that he would have cut the man�s liver out &c &c      He
had to appear in court that morning.   Didn�t go with him.  To
Hutchings, Post Office, Pic &c &c.  Reading and some drawing.
  20. Wednesday.  Jerroldiana all day, in doors.               
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