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cited Bellew�s nervousness to an intense degree,
in apprehension for his brother, the more espe-
cially as the messenger was bloody, too.  He
went to the Jefferson Market police court,
found Beckett an awful spectacle, got him
removed from the cells to the Police quarters,
did what he could and, this morning, both
prisoners were dismissed with a reprimand.
In the mean time the countryman, sent by
F. B. to return the dogs to Reynolds, is ar-
rested as a possible accomplice of that person
in a street murder, on the body of one Pat
Mathews, a notorious pugilist and scoundrel.
However both Beckett and his follower are got
safely off to Paterson.        Bellew unnerved,
unstrung, half-mad, sends down to 16th street
for Haney.    Haney doesn�t come, returning
an ambiguous message.   The day passes hor-
ridly and F. B. sends for me.               Half
an hour after my arrival, Haney appeared,
when it seemed that he had mistaken Bellew�s
message for one from Mrs B. hence his de-
lay.          We talk John Bull versus Jonathan,
the war, all sorts of things, drink madeira
and at midnight Haney departs.        I re-
  7.  Friday.   {      main, sitting up reading
for an hour after Bellew has retired,               
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