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	            About Ledger.
clue.    I foresaw, when he came to the house,
that he would attach himself to little Maguire,
and was just a trifle uneasy about it, having
heard stories of his unscrupulousness with regard 
to women, from Cahill.       I knew he spent money
freely, and had an abundance of idle time; that
she was poor and not too industrious.     So I told
her a jesting story about his being a Mormon el-
der, and rallied her on the prospect of becoming
his seventh wife!    She didn�t credit it, but was
a trifle suspicious; she hesitated, even, about going
to the theatre with him, till I told her I thought
she could take care of herself � which she has
done, pretty satisfactorily.               Dropped Bil-
lington (who wanted me to take him to the
house opposite our Bleecker Street one, to intro-
duce him to Groves and Barton [word crossed out],) and
went to Bellew�s.        There it appeared that Ca-
hill didn�t pay Bellew or the engravers on Sat-
urday, which proceeding has an ominous look.
I went home suspecting what the event proved
had happened, but resolved not to hint my
suspicions to anybody.
  14.  Wednesday.  Writing.   A letter from
Hannah.   Poor Charlotte�s little baby is dead; her
mother�s infection of the eyes, better.    My brother
Charley �has taken a house at Chigwell, a snug,               
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