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louse &c.�  Pleasant! when you have spent
some thousands of dollars already.  The man had
too, dunned and insulted Roberts over-night before
others, at the St Nicholas.   He had been paid some,
with promise of more.   I felt very sorry for Roberts.
Left by 1 �, to Pic Office, met Bellew &c.  Wri-
ting at night.
  25.  Tuesday.   Down town, Post, Pic, Omnibus
and Constellation Offices.     Benjamin at the latter, sit-
ting conversing with Roberts� brother.    To F. Leslie�s.
Met Gun.     Returned up town, writing.    Went to
see the Jewells at night.                  Mrs Gouverneur
is half-crazed with nervousness and dread of being
worse.   She has almost used up every woman, who will 
consent to be used by her, in the house.   She cries and
yells and hangs on to them worries them with ceaseless
importunities about herself, for remedies, pity &c &c.
One of her doctors refused further visits, saying he could
do her no good, and, privately, that she would go mad!
She now has another.  There is some physical reason
at the back of it, but undoubtedly her thoroughly hollow,
selfish, trashy, weather cock nature has worked out a
terrible punishment.   She has no real friend in the
world, expect these people, who recognize her merely as
a suffering human being, knowing at the same time there
is no truth and honesty in her.   Her sordid nature
shows as usual in spite of her suffering � she hates to
pay money when due and dunned Mrs Potter so-persis-               
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