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Text for Page 090 [07-27-1861]

acknowledged the �Yankees� to be a fine people;
who, when a boy of 12, had seen something incidental
to the last war with Britain, considered that the
rout at Bull�s Run was a judgment upon the
Americans, for their interference in the Canadian
rebellion!     Hart said but little.       He and George
had gone over the farm together previously.    On our
ride hither he told me that �Bolton would be a rich
man � he looked after the cents.�              I find
that William Conworth, in his way, has got a
pretty fair estimate of the prevailing parsimony.  He,
in his simple, kindly yet observant man-
ner, suggests to me that this and that �might be
better.�      As instance, he showed me the plough;
a Scotch one, involving much labor and muscular
fatigue and costing $5, saying that an expendi-
ture of $15 would procure a two-wheeled one of
the Howard patent, such as John had.          George
is a good farmer, but when money is at stake
muscle suffers.
  28.  Sunday.   A rainy day, clearing up to
wards the afternoon, when John Conworth rode
over, staying till about 8.      George declares that
John is shaking off the habits and opinions contract-
ed during his residence with the Martins � �he never
saw him appear to better advantage than since I
have been here.�    In fact the Conworth nature is               
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