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Text for Page 188 [04-04-1863]

              sources I learn that he actually
made up to Nelly, after her sister�s
death � but the young woman pro
fesses detestation of him.    He is
now �studying� to become an army
surgeon!         All of Grace�s money he
squandered secretly, except a poor sum
of some $5000, which he wouldn�t have
settled on her child.       He lied, grossly,
to account for his apparent command
of means, saying that his salary had
been raised, and what not.    The fellow
is utterly, irreclaimably base and sel-
fish.                Fanny has gushed in
the Ledger, of course, about Grace�s
death, and about the baby � the dear
old ghoule and cannibal that she
is.    Parton (whom Dixon characteri-
zed, physically, as a �poor shoat�) lives
with the old cat in as much harmony
as ever.     It is she who won�t let him
go to New Orleans.       She can�t spare
him.        They behaved with               
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