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            Alf Waud�s talk of his Brother.
pother.    Drawing initials for �Momus.�  Down-
town in the afternoon, to Post Office &c.  In
the evening Alf Waud came.    He has been on
to Boston again; says the divorce business
will require the hiring of two �witnesses� to per-
jure themselves, and half sulkily insisted that a
divorce so procured would be legal!          Mrs.
Sexton lives in Boston still, Mrs. Jewell tempo-
rarily with her daughter, Mrs. Lee, in Jersey
city, whose husband Alf vilifies, saying that
he treats his wife badly, that Mrs. J. declares
him worse than her former husband.      The man
is �down upon� his run away sister-in-law; says
his wife shall never recognize her, hence Alf�s
antagonism.             Will Waud at Charleston
still, supposed to be sketching and taking it
easy; characteristically indifferent to wife and
responsibilities.     Alf went into some details about
his brother�s doings, representing them to the
extreme degree as selfish.             He borrowed
money of Alf, yet never helped him when
himself in prosperity, Alf and family had
to live on $4 a week.         Will was in receipt
of letters from the girl he seduced in Syden-
ham, England, when he resided in New York
and in Boston.     She wrote affectionately, but
as one not lot looking for any reparation. Fi-               
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