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Text for Page 020 [06-13-1860]

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     Miss Maguire�s confidences about Ledger.
Found out the house and saw all the folks except
Mrs. B.      Talking with Miss Maguire about folks
and especially Ledger, gleaning some suggestive
items about him.       She knows his vocation, which
he half or wholly imparted to her, during his fre-
quent visits.      His last one was marked by his
presenting himself with a heavy package, or bundle,
on the great weight of which she commented, inqui-
ring why he didn�t get a boy to carry it and idly
wishing its contents were gold, for his sake.   This
really proved to be the case; he having the weakness
or vanity to exhibit the piles of English sovereigns
therein to her.     Doubtles this was the money ta-
ken from the English criminal spoken of by Cahill,
which probably necessitated Ledger�s sudden return
with it, under the expectation of a heavy douceur.
Ledger was very much opposed to little Maguire�s
visiting Bleecker Street, telling her she had no 
friends there and speaking, indefinitely, against
particular individuals.       He came so frequently
to Barton�s, not only in the evening, but during
the day-time, that his visits interfered with
her employment, and she had to tell him so.
He used to ask her many questions � �foolish�
and �ridiculous� questions.   He �talked nonsense�
to her.       He knew that people suspected his em-
ployment at our house.        (They must have been               
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