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                    John Conworth�s House.
the first round, George pointed out Patton, the
man who kept the grocery-store, saying, �He treated
us the other day � won�t you ask him?�       Of course
I did; remembering that on the two occasions when
we visited grocery-stores, one at Paris, the other at
Brantford, George had got free drinks of the proprie-
tors.      Presently the landlord stood treat and, on a
bell intimating dinner-time, invited us to partake of
the meal; to which I readily assented; as I had
fed exclusively on salt ham since my arrival in Cana-
da.       Then we went to John Conworth�s house, which
is mightily improved by the growth of trees in
front of it, and better-furnished within.   He was at
Martin�s, his cousin Henry Tew being at home.
This Tew is, in appearance, something like a rough-
ly hewn, rustic Jim Parton.      He was a salesman
in a dry-goods-shop at Hamilton and saved money
enough to study at college; intending to qualify him
self for �the ministry.�   He went to England
last year.    He is now a devotee and a consump-
tive, living alternately with his different relatives.
We talked semi-theologic and presently had tea;
at which a nice-looking woman of thirty 
presided � John Conworth�s housekeeper.   She is a
Mrs. Hewett, a widow, who attended poor Sarah Con-
worth in her last sickness.       At the meal, which
was a nicely-served one, hardly a word was addressed               
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