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Text for Page 143 [03-16-1859]

belonged to all sorts of societies � of the Lone
Star order.      Consorts with a fire-company, some-
times �travels on his muscle� and, I have no doubt,
has pluck.      He kicked up a row at the Office, 
after Haney�s temporary secession, when O�Brien
and the �Bees� were present, chiefly in consequence of
his dislike to O�B.      Picton and his �crowd� were
drunk and averse to the �G_d__n English hole�
as they called it.    His feud with O�Brien arose
thus. When cashier to the Nassau Bank, Picton
having recently been introduced to O�B, on the 
following day got a note on Sedgwick (the Crystal
Palace man) for some $30 or $50, with
a request that he would cash it.     Mistaking the
signature for Bellew�s, whom Picton knew and
good-naturedly wished to oblige, he complied.   It
proved to be O�Brien�s and there was considerable
difficulty in getting Sedgwick to take it up, which
however he did for value received (I suppose in 
Times puffs) from O�Bouncer.    Picton believes he
risked �being stuck� himself.    To return to Tom.
A short, chubby man with a broad, coarse, good-
humored, shrewd, impudent face, inclining to tight-
ish French coats and pants � sometimes strapped
over his boots, though not of late years.   Hat cock-
ed knowingly on one side; bearded, not particu-
lar as to linen, and possessing a peculiarly ugly 
stare when he is intoxicated and wants to               
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