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Text for Page 082 [11-30-1861]

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	       Professor Martin.
off in a jocular huff about Godwin�s invisibility.
I had been previously accosted by Martin � Pro-
fessor Martin, once of Mrs. Potter�s and 132 Blee-
cker Street.   He had contributed certain letters
from General Benham, a friend of his, in com-
mand in Western Virginia to the Post and came 
hither about them.       He told me that Mrs Church
was in England, promised to send me her address
and talked about the war for ten minutes.          Saw
Godwin anon for a minute.     In Nassau Street,
at Strong�s door met Newman, who was quite
friendly.   He spoke about his family at home,
and I thought that his anxiety about them might
have made him selfish and that I may have done
him injustice in my hasty estimate.   While we
talked Mc Lenan and Joe Harper came along
and the first entered Strong�s without returning
my how are you.       In explanation, I thought
of something communicated incidentally by Bellew;
that Newman and Mc Lenan had made common
cause against him, resenting his return from
England.     I suppose Mac regards me as an ac-
cessary.           Formerly he used to affect an anglo-
phobia in company with the defunct Dallas, who
used to take drinks at your expense and then cut
you.       Mac has unquestionable ability as an artist,
a good deal of heavy self-assertion in manner amount               
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