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             How Parton and �Fanny Fern�
discovered the folks in all the confusion atten-
dant on moving, but was hospitably welcomed
by them.    Supper, talk, whist, and to bed with
Heylyn by 9 o�clock.
  18.  Wednesday.  Heylyn at house-cleaning.   With
him down town by 11.       To Rogers� office; found
him there.     After a little preliminary talk inclu-
ding mention of Sally�s coming marriage, (�It�s
to be very quiet; only the family present; she�ll 
be married at the house, in her travelling dress
and they�ll take the night-boat to Albany,� said
Rogers) � after this I obtained a lively and
dramatic account of the visit of Fanny Fern and
Jim Parton to Rochester, and the inevitable row
consequent upon it.       The Rogerses invited her,
inasmuch as they supposed that she would not let
her unfortunate husband come alone.      She extort-
ed an invitation from both �Bill� and �Mary,�
standing on punctilio about it.     He wrote in legal
formula.       A company of �juvenile Zouaves,� belong-
ing, I think, to some Rochester school, were to
drill in front of the house of the Galushas and
the Rogerses, willing at the same time to gratify
Fanny and to oblige their friends by the sight of
her, had persuaded the folks to defer it until �the
New Yorkers� arrived.   Some of our acquaintan-
ces had heard of and want to see the woman.�               
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