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Text for Page 057 [11-23-1849]

              �Sure an� I�d give $50 if it were the Bristol that�s in England.�
Other Irishman �And if I were there sure I�d give $50 to be back
again!�   �� An� what id ye do here � gaith to there where
the money is!�   On they went hammer and tongs � butcher
strong on behalf of England.   �Sure they�d never ask ye for half
an hours work in England widout payin� ye for it!� � �And
ye get good porther there, an� the beer there�s better than the wine
here!�   Now good luck to thee honest butcher for that first senti-
ment, let alone the other.	/	Arrival at Jersey at
9 o�clock; found the room whitewashed and chilly-looking, Wing
abed on the floor.
  24. Saturday.  To New York. Made a call on Warren Butler, 
and purchased knife for lithographic purposes. Getting things in order during
the rest of the day.   Backgammon with Wing in the evening, and he
after two glasses of cyder-brandy manisfests decided symptoms of ultra
bacchanalization. attempting to walk upon one floor plank in proof of
his sobriety, he staggers hither and thither to a most absurd rate. Sub-
sequently tells legends of family feud and � goes to bed.
  25. Sunday.  Writing all day, letter to my dear Mother, to
Naomi and to Sandeman. Did not stir out.
  26. Monday.  Making design for poster for Butler.  A letter
from Boutcher, and a right friendly and jolly one. Book-culture
hath made him a fine fellow.   But why have I no letter from her.
  27. Tuesday.   Stones for lithographing arrive from Philadelphia. Finish-               
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