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Text for Page 183 [08-21-1860]

	        Their Elopement.
particulars of the elopement but discreetly
holds his tongue; they say he had an alterca-
tion with and thrashed the husband.      I fancy
the man was a doctor.    Bellew told Cahill
once, that he had never known her as a wife
until she became his � which Cahill didn�t 
believe nor do I.   A divorce was effected out west, whit-
her they fled, and they are now legally mar-
ried.       Her father and brothers are on the
friendliest terms with Bellew; for a long
time, previous to his return to New York
he lived at Concord at the former�s residence.
This was when he came acquainted with
Emerson.        The journey out west lasted
some time; they went down south, too, to
New Orleans, Mobile &c.        I am pretty sure
that Bellew has portrayed his wife in Nelly
Strutt in his story of �Ricketty Dick� published
in the Picayune, where she appears as a woman
morbidly in love with her husband, but suspicious,
jealous and tantalizing to a dreadful degree � 
ultimately the cause of his death.   The story is
trite enough, barring the chapter comprising
this.    Few of Bellew�s friends seemed to like
the poor woman, Bob Gun didn�t, Cahill hard-
ly, (he said he objected to her not caring about
her other children) and I suspect that Haney               
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