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Text for Page 231 [09-13-1860]

	A �Wide Awake� Procession.
tension, on his descent.         Returned to the city
with Wood and one Cutler, an acquaintance
of his � �a flaneur� as Wood, in his affected
French jargon, denominated him.  Supper.
Wrote report, then off to the big Republican Mass
meeting at the Cooper Institute.     A dense crowd,
within and without the budding, stands for spea-
kers, torches, lamps, �Wide Awake� clubs
and a picturesque spectacle generally.  Sent off
Blondin by 3rd Avenue car, jumping aboard
anf feeing driver to take it, went back to house
and wrote till midnight, then sent that off in
a similar manner to the other.    Then to bed,
tired enough.
  14.  Friday.  To Office.      Overhauling papers
to make up a column of items about schools,
then out to call at some of them.     Met Jim
Parton in Broadway; he returned from his
Lake trip with Fanny yesterday.     They were
on board the Lady Elgin steamer on the trip
preceding that on which she was sunk, with
a dreadful loss of life � among the persons drow-
ned Ingram the Illustrated London News
publisher.  During the absence of Jim and Fan-
ny, Grace and Ella have boarded with Sol
Robinson, at his little Westchester farm � apro-
pos of whom, I omitted to put down that he               
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