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Text for Page 187 [09-23-1851]

              Letter from Dillon Mapother.   Little Cross, the varlet! is staying at the
same hotel they board at. �Residence Troy, destination West.�   Agent for the
sale of a cheese-press, and for two or three days worked it, with great exertion
to crush pieces of wood, on the stoop!  /                    Drawing and scribbling
during the evening. (Little dog Cross pretended not to recognize his once whist-partner)
  24. Wednesday.  Drawing Genin�s caps all the morn, with alternate scribbling.
After dinner, (Master Willy Kidder calling by the bye, and for the second time
to turn over the contents of my portfolios ^|The boy hath a look in him to his sisters 
bright eyes.|;) � out, to �Traveller Office, to Genins
(with book and cap box;)  then to Frenchs.   There was told that �Gleason never
paid for sketches and never meant to.�    The cur! � so he uses my drawing of
the Havana affair, and in part the article, [word crossed out] ^|ruining| it by 
compression,) and for
payment insults the Artist, with the charge of wishing to impose on him, [word crossed 
[word crossed out]!  /  To Wall Street, melancholic, having marvellous little money just
now, called at Andersons � only the boys there.  Verily I feel now so fierce
an impatience and anger at this accursed poverty, this hand to mouth life, that
I could almost do a villany for money � accursed, thrice damned and trebly desiarable
Mammon � how I hate and loathe and love you!         /           To bookmaker Weber,
� got boots � the first time in life I ever entered debt�s domain.  Shall not be for long.
  After supper, crossed to Brooklyn, called at Dunsiers � neither Fagan or
Dunsier in � sate awhile with Mrs D, then left.
  25. Thursday. Wrote vitriolically to Scoundrel Gleason.  Down town making
I recollect not what calls. Putting up things &c   Getting a card intimation from
Mason that Mrs Kidder desired my presence, I went there.  Told me that
Mrs Pennoyer the handsome Philadelphia born lady, hearing of my anticipated
Exodus had intimated that a boarder was needed at her domicile.  Sate talking
awhile with Mrs K, the sunlight streaming in methought sorrowfully on the
picture of Lotty, then left, and busied myself in removing things to Mulberry
Street, little Eddy helping me in the latter journeys.   Mr Greatbatch arriving, supped               
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