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Text for Page 027 [10-26-1861]

		Leslie�s M�nage.
ardor, not one has really gone to the war.
Banks is doing something for Bellew � some
nominal employment, I guess, an apology for
helping Banks.     This is equally good-natured
and characteristic of Bellew; he has the Irish
peculiarity of never being all right unless he has
a dependent.
  27.  Sunday.   A cool, sunny day.   To Les-
lie�s house, 38th street, dined with him and
his wife and stayed the evening.  He shows very
well as a host and married man, gave me
a bottle of claret for dinner and disported him-
self agreably with the baby, talking Scotch baby-
talk to her in an exhilarant manner.                 His
brother James (the elder of the firm) died of
consumption, in July, near Philadelphia.    (I
saw him once at our table in Mrs. Potter�s time;
he was the husband of the sister of Miss Bella
Farr, who is yet unmarried.)         Leslie�s younger
brother is married, too.   He, W. Leslie, went
on to Philadelphia for a day or two in conse-
quence of his brother�s death, but didn�t see
his old flame and laughed about her and
Nana Brooks.    His wife is agreeable; talks
far better English than the average of her class,
indeed expresses herself with good sense and
propriety.       She was born at Brantford,               
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