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Text for Page 029 [09-02-1852]

              that some one intent on bathing might also appear, and keep
him company.   Getting on a bit of a floating raft we undressed
placing clothes on the edge of a large clumsy vessel beside.  Our
swim over & pleasant enow, out we got, Celtic boy dressed
& left; we mounting from raft to the bank side leisurely prepare
to do the same.  But ere long I discover that my pants are 
not!  Breeches have vanished!   Then ensued much searching &
speculation, groping in the black recesses of the vessel below &
finally I get into the water again & grope by the ships side, think
ing that the breeks have fallen in.  All in vain, � much ob-
juration bestowed upon the Celtic boy, self-felecitation that my coat
(& its contents,) had not gone also.   At length, half an hour
having passed thus, Waud is about to start to his room for a
pair of his own, when we are horribly startled by a howl 
from immediately below us, in the dark abysm of the ship.
It was Davis! � he had climbed aboard at the stern sailor-
like & had possessed himself of my breeks, awaiting the 
discovery and all that ensued afterwards.   /      Waud crossed
to New York with me, we had an oyster stew in Broadway,
then each on our several ways to bed.
  3.  Friday.  Work on wood, social sketch.  Roberts
came about 1.   Dined at Reade St, Shades, with Roberts,
Swinton & Waud, divers imbibitions afterwards.    All to               
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