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	       Return to New York.
Jack Crockett with the news that dancing men
were in request, at which Jack Edwards hurried
off, presently followed by Haney.    I, having
knee-high boots on, tarried for twenty minutes
longer, when Mr. and Mrs. Edwards appeared,
and we turned out into the slush and thawing
snow for a walk to the dep�t.    Everything look-
ed drearily, disgustingly wintry, and when we
reached the little wet platform, at which we had
to wait for fifteen or twenty minutes, the raw
mist being about so, that we might have been
at some village railroad-station on a western
prairie, for anything we could see.       The girls
stay with Haney and Jack at the Crocketts, till
the morrow.    With characteristic motherly thought
and disinterestedness, Mrs. Edwards congratulated
herself on this arrangement, in consideration of
her daughters� health.           I felt sad enough on
my own hook, but immense liking and respect to
my companions.        The cars; the ferry; a wet
walk to Vesey Street, and there we parted; they
into a 4th avenue railroad car, I into a
Sixth.       Found Cahill and Watson smoking
in the room of the former, on my way upstairs.
  30.  Thursday.   Didn�t get up till near 12.
A letter from my mother.   Apprehensions about the
war � my father�s sickness � he in bed nearly               
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