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Text for Page 073 [08-16-1853]

              would seek him with the information that incendiarism and murder
was being plotted against him, unless he stayed it by presents. Next
day the varlet indicated would give the same information about t�other.
So he thinking it no bad chance to get rid of stock he couldn�t dis-
pose of otherwise, not fearing �em a jot, did give �em goods. And
government has to pay him, deducting monies thus expended from
those in future to be paid to the luckless red-skins.         This, and
much more he narrated, in good, clear, and even elevated phrase,
occasionally garnished by downright Saxon execration.    He has an
educated American wife, speaking highly of her.      /      Evening.
After divers humbugs on Genessee man, getting him to belt and brace
himself, and load rife with a wild idea of going ashore to shoot
ducks; evening drew on.      In the Ladies cabin.   Talking for
half an hour with pleasant Miss Compston, then went and in-
troduced myself to the pretty girl with the long curls, whom we
took aboard at Copper Harbour.   She has brown eyes, bright
and sparkling, well formed aristocratic-sort-of nose, good com-
plexion, petite and slender figure, and was prettily dressed, with
delicate little chemisette on a nicely formed bust.     Quiet in man-
ner, agreeable and well informed.         Her father Doctor Liver-
more, from the south of Michigan came to this lake shore some
three years back, passed by all of them at La Pointe, Madaline
Island, (opposite which we are now lying, mist enshrouded.)  He
has land at Copper Harbor, his son, (to whom I was introduced
by his sister,) is an explorer.         Much this pretty girl had to tell
me of Indians, and the Mirages.        Says they pass the time plea-
santly enough in the ice-bound winter months, sociality with the               
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