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	     �Mrs G.�s Johnny.�
tation, the subject of much comment and
ridicule at West Point and Cold Spring.  She
bought a telescope, in order to look at him from
her side of the river, used to get ferryied over in
boats, conveying demi-johns of wine or spirits, se-
creting them in given places for Johnny�s fin-
ding.       He was a �temperance� youth, didn�t
drink either himself, but purveyed them in this
fashion for the comfort of his messmates, who
are debarred from such indulgences by strict
military rule.    They joked him on his con-
quest, tattled of seeing the pair kissing and em-
bracing in �flirtation� and the other available
localities of the place.      The woman wrote two
or three-line letters in answer to long schoolboy
ones of his concoction.     Once he crossed the
river on the ice, got a ducking and had to
return to the Point in clothes of her lending.
On her coming to New York, she wrote to him
stating that her illness and threatened insanity
were directly owing to her passion for him, that
he must come on and marry her.       The boy
did the first as narrated, and accidentally encoun-
ered Warb. Gouverneur and a droll scene oc-
curred between them, Mrs. Pot being present.
�She told me she never loved your brother,� said
Johnny, �but he was so much in love with her,               
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