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              with the rest & two strangers  entered boat again; and landing
Mr Hart & Waud on Governors Island,     we cast our lines again.
Strangers caught come dozen fish,   Dillon two, a Weak fish,
(so called I s�pose from their imbecility in getting hooked,)  and a
very unprepossesing looking article ycleped Toad-fish.    I caught none.
Back to the Battery, landed our two Stranger�s, � one of �em
was a selfish cub in all concience; � wanted to be put ashore at
Brooklyn, despite the convenience of the party who�d obliged him, &
also asked Dillon for his solitary fish � and had it!             Met
Damoreau at de-barkation.      To Erford�s, I & Dillon to my-
room for a wash.         I very weak and queer.  Bed soon. /
Harry Brown the New Orleans brother is in New York, Charley
saith; � on his way for that asylum of desperate fortunes
California.
  25.  Saturday.  Going down town to Gosling�s for breakfast 
met Royal, and anon Roberts.      Post Office, calls &c. Back
and drawing  hard all day.     Mr Hart called, and Edward Great-
batch.  /      Felt extreme headache & weariness all day.   Evening
to Gymnasium with Waud, but couldn�t exercise.  Took a
cold bath which set me shuddering like an ague, yet without feeling
chilled.    Erford�s for a brief space.   Damoreau there. 
  26.  Sunday.   Doing chores till noon.    Waud with me.
Weather changed, temperate & pleasant.  Sick still, with inter-               
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