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              still; only an old woman attendant.   He sends in to me asking
me to appeal to Mrs H, not to turn him out till to-morrow. Then
he will have somewhere to go to. I do so. /       They, I be-
lieve have pity for the poor fellow, but dread of boarders leaving � loss
of dollars, dollars, dollars commands the inhumanity.    Heaven helps
the poor fellow � to lie ill, in a foreign county, at the mercy of
strangers or chance sympathy �
  29 Saturday.  Sander carried down by his friend Mercer into
conveyance, destined to Alms house.  /     I went to New York,
Chamber Street, and saw Mr Greatbatch.   Called on Warren But-
ler, and Hawkins.
  30. Sunday.  Fine frosty mornings walk to Bergen Rocks, with
Hughie and Collinson.    Evening I went to New York for a bit of a stroll
up Broadway and by the Park.       John Rankin in our room, narrating
the deviltries of his apprentice-shop, horse driving nocturnally, waggon-
lifting on barns, boat stealing for a time, orchard pilfering, vitriol-
squirting over dress of unpopular girls, and similar amusements.
  31. Monday.  Work on �Mose�.  Two �Examiners� from England.
Evening turned out for a bit with Hughie, he expecting two brothers per rail,
for New Years day.   Didn�t come.    Back � and Collinson coming
sat up singing till an hour beyond midnight, fairly seeing the
old year out.   / 	Yet this is scarce the right way � I neither
would laugh or cry it in � but think it in.   Farewell old               
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