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	End of the �N.Y. Picayune.�
extravagances in costume seems possible enough
and proven, but touching the other damning
scandal, I, for one, knowing what scandal is,
how prone people are to believe evil, to exaggerate,
lie and put the worst construction on things �
I say I am not going to believe it on no
better than the present testimony. Abrams� reputation for truth is indifferent enough.  I 
Dickens� own touching words on the subject.
  21.  Tuesday.  To Panton�s in 12th street,
to get M.S. of prospectus, he confined to his house,
has not been able to use it.    Took car to Duane,
called at W. Leslie�s office, thence to �Pic� ditto.
Got trunk sent up-town with cuts, took Cahill
to have some beer, then walked up-town through
the filthy street, all thawing snow and slush be-
low and mild sky overhead, cutting jokes about
the demise of the paper.    I suppose it is dead
now.       In-doors the rest of the day, achey about
the limbs; not well generally.      Writing hard at
night and a dash at [phonography].  Damoreau came
and played whist in Ledger�s room with him,
Bob Gun and Cahill.       Joined them about
11, with Morris and took a tod and a smoke,
and then felt better.
  22.  Wednesday.  One of the rainiest, drear-
iest, filthiest of days.     Out to Bond St. dentist,
thence took cars to Spruce St, went to �Courier�               
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