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Text for Page 078 [01-15-1859]

of investing it for her &c          Banks and he
quarreled about a �lady-�acquaintance, whom O�Mana
worked to keep Banks from � so he says.
  16.  Sunday.  With Haney over to Brooklyn -
a coldish sunny day, moist walking.   Grace only at
home, Fanny and �the maiden� gone to Beecher�s.  Soon
returned.   Jim left Washington nearly a week ago; 
has had interviews with Houston &c.          Stayed all
day and night, Mort Thomson, Wells and Cahill
coming in the evening.   Mort looks graver and, they say,
talks strangely at times, but I was glad to see him
behave, comparatively, as usual.       We all wrote let-
ters to Jim, at Fanny�s suggestion, assuming extreme
drunkenness in composition, and I made an imaginary
inebriated sketch of the party.            The funny char-
acter of many of the letters addressed to the Ledger
being talked of, Grace fetched a batch, which Mort
looked over, culling some for perusal.  One was es-
pecially ludicrous; written from a young vegetarian who
wanted to find a girl of similar principles.  He stated
that his attentions to divers young ladies met encourage-
ment, that one of them had professed herself willing
to conform to his dietary crotchets, but he distrusted
her persistence.  Would she, he asked  be likely to
�turn into a wolf behind his back and Gorge in a Great
Bloody Bone�!!!!     In which dreadful contingency he
would be sure to smell her six yards off, and would
not be able to kiss her until she had taken, at least,               
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