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Text for Page 211 [09-25-1861]

	       Hart from Louisville.
supposes I earn �bread and cheese,� but expresses an
opinion that mine is �a poor calling,� on which
my Hannah comments at the expense of the said
William.    Edwin Bolton � a self-willed, ill-bred
boy in my recollection � has three children at War-
dington, but is �careless.�       Thus much of items,
for the rest God bless the writer.           Writing till
3, Cahill with me part of the time.              Down town.
Met Wilbour.   Return.   At 7 Hart came up,
looking hearty and sunburnt, with a nutty brown
wig concealing his baldness, also sporting a dyed mous-
tache.          He tells me that Dillon�s child is dead;
that that young Irishman is uxorious and something
of a Southern rights man, politically.     Hart him-
self is a strong Unionist; has been prominent
in the cause in Lousiville.   Out with him, with
Kelly and a Mr. Brown.     To Haney�s till 10 �,
anon dropped into Tom Hyer�s and visited two
dance-houses, one a nigger-one, Hart being curious
about such scenes and Brown our guide.
  26.  Thursday.   Day of Fast and National
Humiliation by order of President Abe Lincoln of
the Disunited States, who, I doubt not, enjoys as
good a dinner as usual.        To Hawks� church,
Cahill having got me the job of reporting the ser-
mon for the �N.Y. Times.�  After service called:
at 16th street, saw Mrs. Potter, her old mother,               
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