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	         A Canadian Rebel.
night, Tew�s dogs, �Smoker,� �Rattler� and �Lady,�
barking and their master chasing the cows, in his
shirt; he was then doubtful as to their ownership,
but a similar attempt this evening, convinced him.
John was placable enough and no breach between
the cousins followed that of the cattle.   When Con-
worth told �Ted� of the occurrence, that youth said,
�He must ha� had his bars down, then!� which, in
a modified degree, was the fact.  �Ted� received the
intelligence as �news,� but in the course of the evening,
confessed, with a cunning snigger, that he had let
out one of the cows (which had escaped Tew�s notice)
in the morning.
  3.  Tuesday.   Joseph Martin up, to get the drill-
ing machine; with him a man named Tuffard,
once condemned to be hanged, as a rebel in the Mack-
enzie rebellion of 1837, but pardoned, at the inter-
cession of his wife.     We talked of it, but he wouldn�t
be drawn into personal particulars.         Accidentally
mentioning this to William Tew, in one afternoon
visit, I found he didn�t like Tuffard at all.           And
here � alas for Joe Gargery! � I must chronicle
the inevitable specks on his character.  He was 
sometimes rather arbitrary in manner and speech
towards his good wife, on little domestic occasions,
generally relating to the repression of those young
Tartars, the children.       Also when she spake of               
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