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                Scoville and his household.
to the N.Y. Times advocating the colonization
of negroes, in type, and was mournful about
it�s being kept out of press of matter, so that
he couldn�t get the money for it.         Wrote
to Heichhold.
  12.  Sunday.   Writing.   A chilly, dank day.
In the afternoon to 21st street, to call on Frank
Hillard.    He had moved.    So I went to Joe
Scoville�s, six streets further, finding him in po-
session of a handsome house which, he says, is his
own.       He has grown fat and almost respectable,
presenting a great contrast to the uncleanly, brassy-
voiced, haggard Joe Scoville of the Pick and
Picayune times.    He showed quite hospitably
and talked extensively of his letters to the London
Herald and Standard.         This �Manhattan� cor-
respondence is an extraordinary one, thoroughly
Scovillian, that is to say sensational, reckless,
extravagant and abusive of all parties � I don�t
wonder it finds readers.      If any man could
have been singled out, especially, for the purpose 
of rendering the Disunited States odious and ri-
diculous in the eyes of England, I don�t think
a more admirable one, by nature and instincts,
than Joe Scoville.      Withal the man appears not
unamiable in his home relations.    I like that
tall, womanly, handsome wife of his.   She is tho-
roughly unreasonable, a South Carolinian by               
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