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	 A Letter from Miss Church.
and Cahill escorted Morris down to Kettle�s
room where he had more liquor.   (Kettle had
been with us upstairs for half an hour, previously.)
Finally Cahill saw Morris to bed and after
some tumbling about on his part, silence reigned
in 132 Bleecker.
  16.  Thursday.  Down-town to �Courier� Of-
fice, talk with Briggs.    Nothing particular in
the afternoon.   Jack Edwards and Honeywell
up in the evening, little Boweryem and Morris
in the room part of the time.     Whiskey and talk.
  I received a letter, this day, from Miss Church,
dated Geneva, 28. January.     She writes with
friendly, feminine fluency, deplores �the untoward
event of Harper�s ferry,� called the Pope �infallible
tyrant,� talks of Italy, of Irving�s death and
attributes her delay in answering my last to pro-
crastination &c.        After her last letter she went
to Nijon, near which place her father once
owned a country seat, where she lived some months
with old friends, her hostess �a descendent of
�the barons de Prangins, former owner of the cha-
teau of that name, which was sold in 1815, by
her since to Gen. Guiguer to Joseph Bonaparte.�
Miss C. stayed �during the heat of the weather
at a very retired spot among the mountains,
about 4,000 feet above the level of the sea,               
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