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Text for Page 035 [10-19-1862]

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         The Nast household � Mort Thomson �
               Marriage of Frank Wood.
most always originating topics of conversation,
which produces an uneasy forcing sensation, foreign
to perfect ease.     Still they were good, pleasant
and positively cordial.       In the evening, while we
were at tea, Parton appeared, staying not long.
Haney and I left at 11, as usual.        He says
the Nast household is satisfactory.   Sally suiting
her husband admirably.     He thinks her very
handsome and clever and she, though not capa-
ble of overmuch affection, has chose well and 
does her duty.         Haney goes to see them but not
too often, Nast�s range of conversation being but
limited, eked out with buffoonery, intolerable
to Haney from past associations.      Sally behaves
well in wanting the old German mother to live
with them, but she has a house of her own in
the neighborhood.        Tommy, by the way, draws
big pictures for the Harper�s, very effective, but
in coarse taste.             Mort Thomson spent $1000
of Grace�s money to pay off debts contracted be-
fore his marriage with her.          When Fanny
heard of it, she was wroth and hoped that her
next daughter would marry �a decent man.�  Mort
had delirium tremens and was about to throw
himself into the river, once; when he was saved
by the butcher from whose shop he had rushed
to the dock side.  This since his second marriage.
  Frank Wood is married to a Miss Howland.               
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