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times before I got paid $5, and when I did, I had a
bad fifty cent piece put upon me!   My business to day was
to change it.)   Talk and cigar with Nordhoff, Bonner busy
as usual, on Mondays � going-to-press day.  Saw him for a
few minutes.  To Pic Office.  Return.  Phonography.  Wrote
to George Bolton in the afternoon.   Phonography and overhaul-
ing story at night.   A good day�s work.            Out with Rawson
and Leslie to Honey�s for a rarebit and ale.   Cahill was there
at the centre tale with Darcy, Watson, Hawthorne and Da-
venport, the actor.
  20.  Tuesday.  Rain.  Harpers�, Pic and Post Office &c.
Return up town by 12.  Found Cahill at Honey�s, in company
with Watson.   The latter is a very short man, even to diminuti-
veess, has a most unhealthy town-bred pallor of complexion, a
rather longish chin, and is altogether a most unpleasant looking
little scrub.        Phonography & chores � plenty of �em.
  21.  Wednesday.  Drawing on wood.   Phonography &c
Down town at 5 1/2, the rain leaving off and sun coming out.
Leslie�s, Pick & Ross & Tousey�s.    At night to Lexington Ave-
nue in compliance with a note from Mrs Levison, which I
got yesterday stating that she �needed the advise of a disin-
terested friend.�   Found her in a neatly furnished back
parlor, with her younger sister.   Let her talk.   T�was all
about �Nic-nax� with discursive remarks on the Picayune.
The woman is full of mean suspicions of Haney.   When
The �Nic-nax� was started Levison furnished capital,
and undertook for his share of the labor the business part,
buying paper, seeing to printing, keeping books &c, while Haney
agreed to devote his whole time to the editorship.  Profits               
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