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Text for Page 016 [03-08-1861]

         Banks wants to borrow $30.
companied me to Lindsay�s.   He wasn�t
very well, (as might naturally be, for the
shop is never ventilated and stinks enough
to poison anybody) and told me that Wood-
ward, of Charleston, has gone to Florida
for his health, that his (Lindsay�s) �adopted
sister� is in Cincinnatti.    To F. Leslie�s,
saw J. A. Wood and editor Watson.    To
Haney�s, Banks with me all the time.     He
left here and I parted with Haney soon,
he getting into car to ride up-townwards.
I walked.            In doors during the evening,
writing in Boweryem�s room, my fire having
gone out, until his return at 11.   He had
met Banks on his way, who suggested a
drink at Ittner�s, where he proposed to bor-
row $30 of Boweryem.    Banks owed that
sum, he said, to a new landlord &c.       My
little friend told him he, himself, was $20 in
arrears to his landlady.               This is the se-
quel of Banks� losing his Wall Street berth;
I foresaw it and worse when he first confes-
sed it, at Harpers�.    He has sent some M.S.
to Bellew for acceptation of some London maga-
zine or journal, as he did to me when I was
in England � the worst of conceivable idiotcy,               
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