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	       Her latest Husband.
that she pitied him.     He had a heart disease,
so she married him!�  �My brother hadn�t a
heart disease, but she killed him,� quoth Gouver-
neur.    �I don�t believe she ever did love him.�
Johnny was astounded on learning of the existence
of Rawson.  �Has Mrs. Gouverneur a son twenty-
five years of age?� he echoed, he himself being
the same, or younger.  �Then she has deceived
me.     He didn�t want to marry her, he said, but
the idea of causing her death troubled him and
brought him up to what would have been, literally
�the scratch.�      So Johnny returned, but he did-
n�t return some $100 or $200 worth of jewelry
which Mrs. Gouverneur had given him to propitiate �his
sister.�              When Miss Cooper and Mrs G�s guest
at Cold Spring, the �Captain� Walker heretofore
alluded to presented himself and the widow pro-
posed they should accompany him to Saratoga.
Miss C. wouldn�t consent, and left for New York,
Mrs G. following.    The fellow stayed at the house one
night.                    Theodore Griffin, her last matri-
monial captive, Mrs. Potter describes as a country-
man, a young fellow, of no great experience or
knowledge of life.     Mrs G. managed her wooing
slyly and secretly, no one (says Miss C.)had wind
of the event till close on its advent.       The woman
was after every man in the house and place,               
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