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Text for Page 175 [04-27-1860]

           About her two �Husbands.�
This wretched controversy was kept up
for some time.   Finally she got Granville
packed off to England, on the understanding
that he must �do something� to keep himself.
She is to write to him, he to her.        There are
many things in him she likes, but she never
loved him, or anybody.       Wilder was the only
man who had a claim on her, from gratitude.
He loved her, but was too &c &c &c to
demand &c. &c.    He only came to see her
two weeks in the year.     Granville hadn�t been
faithful to her: she had had to go to her
father for medical advice for disease which
she was ashamed to speak of to a physician.
Granville professed to love her as much as
ever, but drunkenness produced incontinence
in him.       Her whole married experience
had been prostitution.    She had found a
big negress in her bed within a few days
after her union with Whytal.     She always
regared him as a dog � an animal.        Now
she was free.     The slave (or slaves) she
mortaged, or sold, I suppose through Wilder,
she had taken for a debt � money owed to her
for her salary as an actress.            She had to
go to Savannah about it in a month or so,
to complete the sale.      Full of defiances               
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