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travel, has settled in the Temple � has something
to do, Boutcher guesses, in the erection of the new Adel-
phi theatre.    Hepburn got an �affection of the spine� in
the Crimea and is �on his back, in the country somewhere.�
Boutcher�s been up the Thames with a Yorkshire �squire,
whom he first met at Nineveh (!)� had a good time of it
generally.         Mrs Church�s letter, dated Paris, and
written in a very fine, close, delicate hand, speaks of a
pretty good voyage across the Atlantic, a safe arrival, no
difficulties about passport (which followed her in another
vessel) with incidental matters.       She is naturally, very
lonely contrasting her former experience of the French capi-
tal, when her parents lived there, with the present.  She
takes long walks each day.     A lady�s letter � just a trifle
Frenchy in tone when she speaks of herself.         Mary
Anne writes that the farm sold for $1019 part paid down
part to be paid in two years.  (It was appraised at 1200.)
She wishes she had got her share in money instead of
household goods, having to sell the latter to pay board.  Her
prospects, poor woman, are gloomy enough.               Doing
chores till the afternoon, then called at Ashton Place think-
ing their might be news from Waud.   None � but news of
an unexpected character.      Selina�s husband is dead
and buried.   Taken sick at New Orleans of yellow fever
� it�s prevalent there now � he died at a hotel, almost
immediately.  She had but ten days experience of matri-
mony.          They�ve got but two boarders and Mrs J. talks
of giving up the project.   Mrs Sexton�s husband is still
in the Tombs, where she visits him.               A pleasant               
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