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	Bradshaw and Mrs. Geary.

[newspaper clipping continued]
abandon their lighthouse home, in consequence or
fears for their safety from the secessionists.  Their
loyalty to the government was their only offence.
  The Connecticut and Rhode Island will remain
no longer in port than suffices to take in stores and
mails for the blockading squadron.  The former
consists of fresh beef and pork packed in ice�
luxuries our troops and hardy tars will be able to
do justice to in those latitudes.
	   STEAMERS BUILDING.
  There are three new steamers on the stocks and
making rapid progress in the Navy Yard: the
Adirondac, a sloop of war; the Oneida, and one
which has not, as yet, received a name.  The Adi-
rondac will carry ten guns, the Oneida six.  Both
of them are growing towards completion under
the immense sheds, from which they will be, it is
said, in about six weeks, launched into the waters of
the East river.  The third, seen under no other
canopy but that of Heaven, is at present only a
huge skeleton.
  Two little gunboats, the Potomac and Satellite,
carry each two rifled cannon, twenty and thirty
pounders, placed fore and aft.  They were not long
ago towboats, and have been converted to their
present use by defending them with iron bulwarks,
fore and aft.  They are of no great draught and de-
signed expressly for operations in the shallow
waters of southern ports.

[Gunn�s diary continued]
		{he has a truly Micaw-
		berish liking for spread-
		ing himself on paper) sta-
		ting that he is unable to
		keep himself, and decli-
		ning the proposed alliance.
		Whereupon Miss Jennie
		goes to reside with an aunt,
		and Mrs. Boley characteri-
		zes her privately, to me, 
		as a liar and a drunkard,
		and says that she�ll give
		her three years to com-
		plete her disreputability.
  That squire of dames, Bradshaw (whose
not handsome countenance Cahill compares to
a cross between an owl and a gorilla) is devoting
his spare time � more than two thirds of the
day � to Mrs. Geary, who doesn�t seem to care
who it is she listens to.       Cahill made love
to her, but cooled off on discovering this fact, and
on her suggesting that he should supply the mis-
sing stone of a ring of hers with �a diamond.� He
says she asked Bradshaw for a bonnet.
Left alone with her step-daughter Mina, one
morning, Cahill got to love-making with her, to
which she had no objection.    And Mrs. Geary               
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