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him to come thither; he is �the only one on earth
she cares for,� if ever he ceases to love her it will
kill her, she loves him better than life &c.   She
prays him not to think her foolish with an artless
�please don�t� and another �please don�t laugh at the
writing.�    She wants $4 for boots: she hears
everything she writes to him repeated.     She begs
�for Heaven�s sake, don�t drink,� again upbraiding
him with promise-breaking, and yet again.   She is
doing very well at her new pace and hopes she may
get along in it, only there is so much stiffness and
etiquette (!) it is a very nice house &c.    She apolo-
gizes for sending him away; she did not intend to
sleep another night in that woman�s house; she
hates her.    She don�t want him to come until he
can bring her some money, these people are like a 
great many others, all for money; she hasn�t
made any since she came here and her board will
soon be due, however she must keep a good heart.
How she wishes to see him, however she must not
give way to these thoughts, if she does she will not
succeed in her undertakings (!)    She gets most
crazy thinking how she loves him � �and then to
have to live this way.�  If he do not bring her money
the landlady will form a bad opinion of her �Baby�
and of her, too; she wishes she had money and then
he might come right away:   $5 will do.   She
asks him not to be angry at so much mention of               
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