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	    Of his own Promulgation.
ferers, makes his acquaintance unsuspected,
dines and wines him, &c.     A British vessel
arrives in port; Detective reveals his calling and
object to Captain of the same, tells him what to
do.       Captain encounters Detective and his good
friend the Theif in a public place, affects recog-
nition of an old friend in the former and in-
vites him � both � others, also, to dine aboard his
vessel.    The trap succeeds, Swindler is taken
aside by Detective, a pistol put to his breast,
reminded that, being under the British flag, he is
amenable to British law and, despite some resis-
tance of himself and Mexican friends, apprehended.
The Mexicans are put aboard another vessel, the
English one sailing straightway, and most of
the money is recovered.
  5.  Sunday.  Mostly in doors all day.
Out awhile, at night, though not to church or
Edwards�.   Filthy, thawy weather.
  6.  Monday.  To Bellew�s by 12.  With
him to one Panton, about a scheme of a
new comic paper on strong anti-slavery, Re-
publican principles.    I had written out program-
me on Sunday.         Vile weather.     In doors
the rest of the day, not doing much.
  7.  Tuesday.  Up betimes.    Wrote letters to
Alf. Waud and to Mary Anne.      Chores. Down-               
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