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thing that was said, ask Mrs Potter �whether she hadn�t
any other sort of pie?,� and after learning the name of every
dish on the table, conclude that he�d have some potatoes �with
plenty of steak gravy!�    He didn�t love his mother or father
one bit, all his interests centering in George Patten.    The
mother was really fond of her cub and tried her weak
best to lick him into likeableness.      She is a well meaning woman,
but quite an incomplete nature, talks too much, is a violent
partisan in most things, don�t bear malice, is hardly ever
in good health � like all Yankee women � and sometimes talks
of her husband as though he were the most loveable of men,
at other times, that she wouldn�t mind quitting him.   They
have their �spats� and snarls, in which she generally holds
her own.   Of late she�s been championing an old politician �
one Gen. Nye, accused of availing himself of his position in
the Police, to make the men present him with a house and lot,
to such an extent that I wonder the baby wasn�t born with
a house and lot marked on it.      I think Nye was instru-
mental in getting her husband his place.
  Down town, to Leslie�s � not Franks.  Rest of the day
in doors.   Some drawing at night.
  6.  Saturday.  Another child born in the house, to Mrs
Eldredge, Mrs Potter�s niece.  She is a rather pleasant-looking
little woman, her husband a short, stout, partially bald,
bearded good humored man � I think, a very good fellow.
They seem very happy together. This child�s a boy.  They have
another, little Jenny, whom the grandparents will have with
them on Randall�s island.            Down town in the afternoon
to the Times, Tribune & Pic Offices.  Met Horace Greeley coming               
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