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Text for Page 040 [07-04-1861]

	Shepherd Dissipating.
cker.     The rest of the party had but a dull
time of it getting back; for there was no suitable
train on the other side of the river; so they were
fain to take stage to Piermont; wait there two,
hours and return by the Jersey line to New York,
getting there by midnight.  In fact it pro-
ved a dreary repetition of our return on the same
date in 1859.      They were all tired and sleepy;
no fireworks entertained them at Piermont, and
Morris stayed at Gaylord Clarke�s till the
  5.  Friday.   Cahill up with Shepherd, whom
he had drank with last night; Shepherd say-
ing �All is lost!� and insisting that he was to-
tally ruined         He told Cahill, last night, that
he had forged a check and must fly; which
we don�t know whether to believe or not.  Indeed
he has been dissipating frightfully, of late.    The
parents or relatives of the girl he professes to
love, sensibly enough, want to keep her from him.
Downtown with Cahill.          To the �Evening Post�
Office, to Haney�s &c.         Return.    Shepherd
seen off to somewhere � I think to Jersey, by
Cahill, who undertakes the delivery of a letter
to his girl.
  6.  Saturday.   Down-town to �Evening Post�
Office, hither and thither, to W. Leslie�s; saw               
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