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Text for Page 070 [04-07-1861]

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         Ledger�s Lies about little Maguire.
from America.     The paid had a little quarrel
on the bridal night, when Bob got a little tipsy,
and on his wife�s declaring that the wedding wasn�t
consummated yet, threatened, amiably, to �spank�
her.            A revelation about Ledger: He told
Cahill when in New York, that he had succeeded
in effecting the object with which he cultivated
intimacy with little Sarah Louisa Maguire, in
the course of a pleasure-excursion to Harlem.
He believed that he was not the first who had had
the same relations with her.      He gave her a dress,
a bonnet and other things, took her to theatres &c.  The
girl, says Cahill, was artful enough; she used to
leave this house in her ordinary attire, as if going to
work, dress herself in her finest at the Bartow�s, and
then off with Ledger.    He may have promised her
marriage, for she was utterly unscrupulous, and he
always ignored the existence of his wife in England.
He suspected the Bartows of an intention to catch
him in flagrante delicto at their house, for the pur-
pose of extorting money from him and entertained
appropriately odious ideas of their disrespectability.
It was from him that Cahill derived the story
of Morris� attempt on Miss Maguire; she told
Ledger.     He obtained, too, an edifying story of
Miss Waite�s having a child down east.          All               
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