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Text for Page 171 [01-15-1862]

		Watson�s Stories.
J. B. and shall be surprised at the contrary.
  16.  Thursday.   Down town by 1; left story
at Harper�s; saw Newman momentarily at Les-
lie�s.    Up-town.  In the evening to 22nd street.
Bellew not at home.   Returned down the 10th ave-
nue, along the North River shore, which looked
wintry enough.   Called at Joe Scoville�s; and at
Gabay�s in Hudson Street.        Sat in the cigar
shop smoking and talking with him and his wife
till past 11.                 The domiciliation of little
Watson in this house has afforded me some
information about divers acquaintances, of a
sort only to be derived from such a source.   I
see him occasionally in Cahill�s rooms � at
present the two little extension ones in the rear
on a lower story, once occupied by W. Leslie.
Watson is a small, red-haired, clean-shaven,
moustached person, not badly described in the
advertisement denouncing hi as a thief once print-
ed as a standing warning to the public over the
editorials in Wilkes� �Spirit of the Times.�  He did
some rascality in England, popularly rumored
to be defalcation or embezzlement at the cost
of an uncle who employed him, which necessita-
ted his expatriation and adoption of his present
name.      He is a little, low Londoner, radically,
inherently dishonest, of theatrical tastes and               
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