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Text for Page 210 [02-05-1863]

               Mort Thomsons rascality.
managed to knock down about $5500 in
a year and a half!  He was in the habit
of accounting for his constant supply of 
money while they were living so fast by aying
that his salary was raised &c.          This last
$1,500 he refuses to settle upon the child, 
but intends to use it while studying medecine!
Here�s a precious fellow!    Tom, you�re a
bitter old fellow, but I shall respect your
knowledge of men hereafter.  There never
could have been any good in this man.   No
human being�s character could slough away
like this unless it had been rotten in the be-
ginning.   Enough of the subject.  x  x  Our
Christmas was a success; there were many
strangers and all were pleased and enjoyed
themselves greatly. The verses were tolerably
successful though very shoddily put together.
Morris did the absentees in a mild way
in which you were duly celebrated. I mana-
ged to get at nearly all the people who were
to come and so by the trick of alluding to
each one covered up the defects of the verse
and secured great applause.      All the Nichols
family was present and several members of 
Co. B. 22nd Reg. N. Y. S. M.      I would
[words cut off] copy of the versesx but they are 270 lines.
[words cut off] The play was a pantomime to suit
	x Page 211 next Volume.               
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