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Text for Page 038 [01-05-1861]

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          Will Waud talks about Mrs. Damoreau.

[photograph of the Battery]
     Battery with Bath-House, looking towards James Island.

and Will reported Charley as relapsed into the
direst conjugal subjugation.  He and his fami-
ly live at Newark, New Jersey, Charley going
to and fro, to between New York, at night and
morning.    Waud discredits all �Madame�s� story
about her Italian birth, puts her down as an
unmitigated liar, says that the fact of her mar-
riage with Prideaux, her first �husband� is de-
nied in Boston � that she was merely an elder-
ly Frenchman�s mistress, a clever humbug and
ingenious disreputability.          Looking in at
the �Mercury� office, where we ascended to the
editorial rooms, we then returned to the hotel
and to supper, meeting young Vitriol who pro-
fessed to be sick afterwards, in the hall.  Sub-               
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