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Text for Page 129 [07-05-1851]

              past 9 to Mr Greatbatchs; there an hour, then to Brooklyn.
  6. Sunday.  Meanderings about in search off Fogg.  Having found the private residence
of his �boss�, learnt his, and to it. Columbia St, long way south.  Saw him, he
hath become a citizen of the world by getting married.     Returning, walking down the
treed avenues met the boy Andersons, who subsequently met some girls they were 
neigh-
bour too.   /   Boys called again at about 5, so out with �em, and strolled on the
heights awhile.     Sate in the sitting room, in converse with boarders during the evening.
Decent sort of folks I think.   Mrs Paterson, stout, [words crossed out] Anglo West-
Indian,
Jamaica born; married daughter & husband ^|of her|; single daughter with that name 
rejoiced in
by the chaste mistress and wife of Jonathan Wild the great, Letitia, or �Tishy� as they
call her.   A widow, Nova Scotia born, with wedded daughter, husband on the way to 
Cali-
fornia, unwedded one also.  Men, White, my room-mate, straw hat maker, two
Irishmen, whom however Civilization hath long shorn of their apochryphal tails, one
doeth the comic, and it is customary to laugh at his sayings.   Others with no, as
yet, prominent characteristics.   Holmes doth the exclusive, and appears not much.
  7. Monday.  To the North River Side of New York, knife purchasing; to Canal
St & West Broadway, boots buying.   To Schnieder Moreys for reunified pants, then
back to Brooklyn.   Writing. Mr Hart called, and dined with me.  Project talked
of which, I think, beareth promise of making $.   Saw him to the Ferry; then back
Drawing.   Evening, going to the Bathing House for a dip, met Roberts (who lives in
Brooklyn, and in together; he bibulous.   When our swim was over, to a tavern, where
we discuss �smashes� & doings in the engraving way. Traits & disclosures apropos
of Charley Brown during his apprenticeship. How Roberts put him in the �Tomb� as a
refractory prentice, how Charley did the penitent on quitting it.     Also of Butler
(whom Roberts is [word crossed out] down upon )  inasmuch as he woed his sister 
surreptishously,
nor asked Roberts� consent till the last moment.     Invited by Roberts to a cruise he
comtemplates in sailing boat, on Thursday.   Met Butlers Brother, Oysters & Ale
together, then parted.     Folks dancing first set when I got back.               
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