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Text for Page 056 [08-12-1853]

              sings an excellent song.     Saginaw Bay on our right undescried,
Talk with a man I take to be a shrewd Scotsman, and books
lent, belonging to a Detroit attorney, Newberry.    Whitney & Foster�s state
documents touching the Lake Superior.    Particulars of the death
of Douglas Houghton, shrewd and enthusiastic engineer.)    Scribbling
much despite vessels motion.      Meantime every one was disporting
himself after his fashion.     Fellows gambling in the bar saloon.
One, and Pittsburg young fellow lost nigh $1000 to two or three
blacklegs;  he drank all the time.   Scoundrels were pretty well
known by the Captain of the boat, white hatted, moustached and
well got up.    The victim pawned his ring to gamble, and borrowed
$100 to redeem it from a friend.      He gave notes for part of the
$1000, and was advised to telegraph on to stop their payment.
But the knaves had sold �em on board, and that night stopped
at Mackinaw. This an error.        A tumultuous merry card part of women, 
no gambling, musical laughter and uproarous clamor.    Talks with
Wheeler, his plump, red faced, good tempered wife.   With Miss
Compston, Swans pleasant sister.      Mc Elrath card-playing as
wont.       Notable dinners, and feeds generally .    Some little
reading, much writing, � rain outside in the afternoon.    I in
great glory, in virtue of my capacity as �Times� correspondent, and
I may as well say it, tremendously popular.     As the day
drew to a close we neared Mackinac.       And at 11 1/2   I
turned in, a cool night, so slept right well, Mc Elrath
out doing the like till 2 or so.
13.	Saturday.  Up right early, and as wont an extensive               
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