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ployed about the Niagara house, was on his way to
Minnesota, and preferred gratifying his feelings by giving
away the bird to the pretty girl to selling it.   He had, no
doubt seen me at the house.    I thought this a pleasant in-
cident and complimented him heartily on his good taste.
To Rochester by 5 �.   Heylyn was out on my arrival
but soon returned.   Mrs H. as usual.        To the Arcade
to visit Warne at night.    Drinking hock in a tavern with
him, Heylyn, two Englishmen and two Rochesterians sub-
sequently.     Back to boarding-house by 10, a glass of punch
and presently to bed � this time sleeping single.
  16.  Saturday.  To Arcade again.  Good bye to Warne
and anon to Heylyn, I going via Corming to Elmira,
by a cross rail-road from the Central to the Erie
lines.     A wettish day.   Reached Elmira by about 6.
Inquired Mr Strong�s house.      A handsome, porticoed,
Ionic building standing isolated, pleanty of ground about
it.   Found the family at supper, Mrs and Mrs Strong,
six children, and � the objects of my visit � old Mr El-
dredge ^|his wife| and his little granddaughter Jenny.   Invited to
partake � to stop all night � it being arranged that Mr
Eldredge should call for me on the morrow, and drive
me down to his farm.        Extremely hospitable people, as
all have proved.  Went up-stairs after supper and civi-
lized myself as to costume.     Talked with Mrs Strong
till her husbands return from a political meeting.  (Mrs
S. is Mr Eldredge eldest daughter, sister to Jenny�s fa-
ther)  Out with Strong.       He proved a very friendly man,
had crossed the Atlantic half a dozen times  travelled               
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