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Text for Page 099 [12-15-1861]

       The Kidders according to the Scovilles.
Tribune, on the strength of certain English
colloquialisms, which appeared in his letters.
�They ceased when you returned,� said Mrs S,
erroneously.  Scoville evidently rather enjoyed the
supposition.          Talked with him about Lola
Montez, and with him and his wife about the
Kidders.   I knew that he and Mrs S. had boarded
with Mrs K. in Beach Street, in 1853, therefore
that they must be acquainted with the internal
economy of the establishment, with respect to Lotty
and little Whytal, her mother and Morse.
Lotty, deponed Mrs S., didn�t care ab a bit about
her child, it was shamefully neglected, although
she shammed extreme emotion and tried to fer-
ment herself into hysterics when Whytal removed the
baby, during her absence.     But when Mrs S. was
sick Lotty behaved with extreme kindness and con-
sideration towards her.       Scoville had seen an
advertisement, a few months ago, relative to Why-
tal�s procuring a divorce from Lotty.           The house
at Beach Street was a meanly kept one; the Sco-
ville�s supposed that Morse didn�t pay anything for
his board.                 Left at 11 o�clock.
  16.  Monday.   To Harper�s; saw Bonner; story
only half read.   Up town.  News this day, from
England of the reception of the intelligence in Eng-
about the capture of Mason and Slidell and con-               
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