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Text for Page 072 [10-23-1860]

         Another Procession.      Nicholas.
is Tommy�s wont, a fancy sketch of himself
in that capacity.   As the girls wrote notelets to him,
he responded in similar proportions.    Matty�s and
Sally�s, which I saw, are penned in the scrimp-
iest, most niggling of chirography, boyish and ite-
rative to the last degree and ill-spelled.         His
portrait represents him in volunteer costume, a
loose shirt (red flannel probably) and trousers,
gaiters a la Zouave and mandarin cap, a la
Anglais.    As far as could be judged from the
small size of the countenance, Nast is much
improved, grown more manly, his nose defined,
his whiskers sprouting.   Enough of him for the pre-
sent.                 We were all upstairs, at the door,
or in the shop front during the next hour or two,
Haney in one window, mostly with Mrs. Edwards,
Anne, her elderly beau, King in the other, and
sometimes George, the girls on the top-step of
the door, with Nichols (next to Sally) Mort.
Brown, Polhemus, and occasionally myself.  Nichols
is a goodlooking fellow, with dark hair and a 
moustache, and generally impresses one favorably.
Sally, got up handsome, and looking so, with orange-
colored opera cloak and bare-headed, was following
up her conquest in an artless manner.      I viewed
the spectacle from sundry points.      It was a long
procession, led by Rynders, boyish, raffish,               
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