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Text for Page 224 [06-19-1853]

              North River, and the Ocean Steamships.        Sate talking on
many things till 7, when we went off to Florence�s in
Broadway to sup,   I & Charley.   Talk of the Brown
Family at length.   Of the New Orlean�s brother Henry.  How
by a �masterly� legal swindle in bankruptcy he had acquired
some $20,000 or so, two years back.   How George, and
his precious wife with her dowry of children came down at his
invitation.   Did nothing,  spent money.   Wife who in her
�pomes� was always �Dear-Fredding� him, and talking how
she only wanted a sackcloth frock,  bare cottage and love,
did in sober prose squander, and idle, and be-drabble herself;
how he � George, �hadn�t any shirts�,  how indolence  and dissi-
pation, folly and selfishness  played the devil with the lot.
Harry seems to be the fast man.   Gambles away his ill
gotten thousands, drinks and the rest of it.    Albert inane,
idle and � nothing.   George sick,  spitting blod, expecting
death at �Pine Woods� � wife with him, amusing herself as
wont, scandal busy about her.         Fitting sister for Mrs
Kidder!    /         Back to Collin�s Hotel for Charley�s good
sister,   and walked about Saint John�s Park till 10
or later.
  20.  Monday.   Breakfast at Goslings.  Post Office.
Wells & Webb.    Picayune &c.   Back to work.  Dunsier               
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