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	    More of George Bolton.
terest, but I observe that he contrives that William
shall work harder.   �George talks about the mean 
way of living of Canadians,� said John, in his quiet
manner; �but I don�t see as he lives much better him
self.�   John, too, who is a good farmer possessing,
in partnership with Martin, all the requisite machi-
nes, observes the folly, if not the greed of putting
money out at usury and risking a crop of wheat for
wont of indispensible tools, whereby a dead loss often
results to George.   He thinks, indeed, his brother-in-
law unfit for the business, and inclines to the notion
that he had better give it up.   This, I am convinced,
he won�t do, for George likes it, and our inclinations
have the most weight in influencing our actions.  Dick,
penetrated by his brother�s recent loss, and by the let-
ters which George wrote to him (akin to those sent 
to me) would have him abandon farming and go into
trade, as his partner.        The cool traffic in Banbury,
and the pleasure of sharp practice in handling money
inclines George to this, but he wants to combine it
with farming, and as he got this land dog-cheap
he certainly won�t give it up, except at such a price
as would prevent William Conworth treating for it;
which, I discover, is a half-formed idea of John
and the family.  They, like myself, have been getting
up an amount of entirely superfluous sympathy about
the presumed melancholy results, on George, of his wife�s               
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