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Text for Page 118 [11-18-1860]

	Damoreau�s Proposition.
influenced him in any of his recent resolutions,
blamed himself for his past repudiation of
her and championed her affection and disin-
terestedness against her accuser.    Summing
up his earnings and necessities, he finally made
her this proposition: That so long as she con-
tinued sick he would send on money as liberally
as hitherto; on her recovery  she must come on
to New York, to give him a home and his chil-
dren�s society, her person he was willing to re-
nounce.   He should allow her so much for house-
keeping, dress &c, should expect to come and
go unquestioned, should do as he chose in all
things, only assuring her of courteous and res-
pectful treatment and demanding the same him-
self.    If she did not consent to this the remit-
tances would cease inexorably; he should work
as usual for six or twelve months and with
the savings thereby obtained take his youth, his
self-confidence and cheerfulness to some country
where social opinion was laxer than in this 
country or England.        He offered, as he has
all along, to �gladly take the children.�  His sis-
ter he should visit as often as he chose.
  Talking of his wife, afterwards, he told more
about her.   The woman seems to have furiously
resented her pregnancies, to have hated him for               
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