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Text for Page 189 [08-27-1858]

he was doing nothing particular just now, had been keep-
ing books. �Pelly� was in North Carolina.   He has left the
old man too.  He (Fred) knew nothing about him, hadn�t
seen him for three � six � years.   The old man was no kind
of a man to get along with � if he�d had any common sense
&c.    I asked if he�d tried to remain with his father. �Well,
not much!� said he with a bad, Irish laugh � one com-
ing from a corrupt and selfish heart.    Then he began to talk
about my book which he�d read, and presently crossed Broad
way and took himself off.     The last time I met him � a year
or more ago � he wanted my address.   I gave him a wrong
number.   He didn�t ask this time.                           In my room
during the evening.     Ill and lonely.
  28.  Saturday.  Down town to Leslie�s &c.  Met Oscanyan
near the Post Office.   He didn�t wear his fez, had shaved off
his moustache, had a bristly beard of three days growth and
looked generally shabby and dilapidated.  Said he was in want
of something to do.    Decidedly un-oriented circumstances
for a Turk to be encountered under, in a drizzling shower
of rain, in a Yankee metropolis.     Return.  To Doctor in
the afternoon.     Reading &c at night.  �Doesticks� up for
a minute or two.
  29.  Sunday.  In doors till evening, then called on
the Jewells.   Selina is married.   It occurred last week
at Philadelphia, where she and her mother have been.
Her husband, a Mr Maltravers, is on his way to New
Orleans, intending to return in a month, and in Novem-
ber she and her mother will go down south with him,
there to remain till spring.   I said something on the               
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