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      Haney and the Edwardses at Po�keepsie.
stimulated into some indistinct conviction that dumb-
ness is not an inevitable ingredient in hospitality.
The girl who is quite chatty towards me, goes to
Paris in the afternoon and returns with a letter
from Haney to me, and a rather pretty sister Mary,
to help her wash on the morrow.     Haney has spent
a week at Po�keepsie, whither he went for two days;
�fearing a Graftonian experience of daily lunchings
off cold shoulder,� but his sojourn proved
very agreeable.      He praises the Weddles, though they
be Methodists, as exceedingly agreeable folks, fond
of books and sociality.     �You should have seen
Mrs. W.�s eyes brighten while I was reading Locks-
ley Hall.               Mattie sat by and gave me sun-
dry little digs afterwards, for being so soft.     Prac-
tical young woman is Martha and I don�t like
her any the less for a little aversion to written sen-
timentalism.   x   x    John, the apostle to the Po�keep-
scions, exerted himself with the zeal of Paul and
the perseverance of Peter, in spreading the gospel
according to Dodworth.   He had willing converts, of
course among the women, allways the first to ac-
cept a new faith.   x   x   We danced without any
of our young saints having the fear of church-
readings before them.      The party had a pic-
nic opposite the town, �not very lively,� a row,
many swims, a ride and similar pleasures.               
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