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Text for Page 161 [02-12-1861]

	Nast returns to New York.
rous complaints about the climate and circum-
locutory habits of England, the first of which he
says is killing, while the other is starving him.
�Shouldn�t wonder,� writes Haney, �if the Mejor
and Cahill were pretty steady pensioners on his
bounty, such as it is.    God bless him!   We got
$130 out of that wretched raffle (of his pictures)
for him, but it was all and more than antici-
pated, before it reached him.  x  x  His old enemy,
�pecuniary embarrassment, still pursues him.  x
I think he will be here again before July.      Nast
arrived on Saturday,  x  x  is a little wider and
stouter, otherwise much as before.   He was very
cordially received at the house, especially by Mr.
and Mrs. Edwards.      We had all been at Newark
on the Saturday, the Crocketts inviting us to spend
two nights and Sunday with them.    Anne came
along, for the sake of propriety.        The C�s were
very hospitable; we enjoyed ourselves  x  x  went
to church on Sunday morning  x  parson gave
us hell with the bouquet gone.    Nicholas�s former
wife�s sisters and (their) father reviewed the fa-
mily.  x  x  Doesn�t matter, now the artist is home
again, however there�s a dreadful persistency
in Nicholas  x  x  May the best man win!�
(A very rough caricature intended for Nicho-               
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