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Text for Page 011 [06-04-1859]

bills on people which never were honored!
  5.  Sunday.  Chores.  Gun & Tracy up, the
former on business.     Did a drawing on wood.
Writing.   Round to Houston St with results after
tea, then to 16th.  Out with Haney, in Washington
Square which looked very summery.    Here, two
Sundays ago after I had left Jim and Haney, they
saw Fanny, Grace and Mort walking together. �I
hope they see us!� Jim said, defiantly.    There
must have been a most infernal row subsequently
at his home, for with the exception of one evening
at Edwards� he has not been accessible anywhere.
Haney is distinctly outlawed and here�s the whole
reason.   Fanny has played Portiphar�s wife, accus-
ing Haney to Jim of attempting ���.  Furthermore
she has declared that he boasted �at his boarding-
house � of being about to marry Grace.  Latter, of
course, a simple lie, the former with a back-ground
of wickedness to it.    When Jim was away down
south, in accordance both with his and her request,
Haney went over to Brooklyn repeatedly, and she
put the climax on her common familiarities by
the perpetration of two acts of downright invitation
towards him, which he rebutted.      Her false accu-
sation doubtless grows out of a suspicion that he
told Jim of the incident, is an attempt to take
the wind out of his sails and inflare them with
a hell-blast of jealousy.     Now I               
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