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           Newcombe of �The Washington.�
a pencilled plan of them for Conworth�s guidance
to a locality he knew, not far from Arthur Tew�s
house, where we had determined to dine.  This
locality was beyond a village called Roseville, and
consisted of a tavern known by the sign of the Black
Horse.        John mentioning the name of the proprietor
and the circumstance that the man accompanied his
brother William to Canada, I instantly recognized
him as our fellow passenger across the Atlantic
in the Washington.     So we hitched up and entered
and found Newcombe behind his bar � Newcombe
the fat, easy-tempered Londoner who lay sick in his
berth so long, hesitated in his speech and had
crossed the ocean half a dozen times or more.  He
recognized me almost immediately and was very
friendly, producing some excellent two-year old
ale, of which we partook in company with an ine-
briated Briton, who declared himself ambitious
of fighting Heenan.  This man had a legal grievance
in print, a copy of which he gave f me, for the
enlightenment of the New York public; his name 
was Harmer.      We left him, rather finished by
the ale, seated on the piazza outside, where was
a young fellow reading Marryatt�s �King�s Own�
in a big volume of the sailor-novelist�s works.    A
mile�s further progress brought us to Arthur Tew�s,
where the smell of brewing made the house fragrant.               
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