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            Stedman�s Infamy and Cruelty.
of the �Post,� and met there Miss Anna Dunn and
her mother, the latter of whom behaved frigidly to
the little man, and the former of whom told him,
with latent triumph, that the Stedmans were going
to board with them on Staten Island during the
summer.     And Warren of the �Phalanx,� meeting
Boweryem informed him that the wretched in-
timacy between Stedman and this woman is cack-
led about in the vicinity.      The fellow came down
from his wife one morning with the remark that it
was astonishing how obstinate women were in ad-
hering to some impressions, and when she ap-
peared, she had evidently been crying, wanted to
know how she could send a letter to him, and pre-
sently set off to New York after the scoundrel.  He
had been bullying her into acquiescence with his
shameful resolve to live in the same house with
his strumpet and the weak, affectionate, foolish
wife succumbed to him!   He is now in Washing-
ton; I suppose trying to beg or bully himself
into office.    Throughout the recent excitement
he has been ultra-belligerent in talk, burning
to head a regiment to march against the South;
now, when innumerable really patriotic fellows
are leaving their callings and volunteering, will
the author of the ballad of Old Brown go?   I               
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