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Text for Page 014 [03-06-1861]

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           �Blind Hookey� at 745.
rooms, of course only the former aware of
my business.    Up-town by 2 �.      To 745
in the evening, found the girls and Miss
Anne at the round table, sewing, Haney
reading Holmes� �Elsie Venner,� papa Ed-
wards with a swollen foot, indicating gout,
on a stool and a Mr. Shepherd in an arm-
chair.      Talked about South Carolina and
the President�s Inaugural, then to pretty
Matty (who has been the soul of good humor,
of late, then to Eliza, to Anne and to
Sally, who, dressed nicely and looking well,
said not much.        Presently we all played
�blind hookey,� at Haney�s suggestion, and un-
der his instruction, gambled terribly with wood-
en counters.         Anon, another game rendered
abortive by talking and laughing.           And
then Mrs. Edwards came down and at 11
Haney and I left, Jack remarking, in an-
swer to some allusion of Haney�s, that Nic-
holas hadn�t been there for a week.   �Some
tiff or other,� said he.      Had that any-
thing to do with Sally�s silence?  Nast has
not returned, either; at all events not appear-
ed at 745.              I infer Mrs. Parton, Jim�s
mother is staying there, she came down-stairs               
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