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              forth for the latters residence, when Waud appeared.  He, with Hayes
had just arrived by the Pacific.  So after going to the vessel, seeing
about their baggage &c, we all walk, Logan, & young Bailey (the
Doctor�s son,) accompanying us across the island roads to where the boats
lay.    By quiet paths, bordered by heath and juniper, where on either
the side, the sloping hillsides and greensward, bright in the golden sunlight,
would be framed in by rich, foliage, its margin spotted by little shady
places beautiful to look upon.       Where the maple leaves were tinged
with premontory yellowish crimson, and the beautious arbor vitae grew,
ever the broad lake on our left.       At Logan�s farm house, & then
after much consumption of home made pies down the steep pathway cut
skirting the cliff side to where the boat lay.       All in, and soul up
for the opposite shore, perhaps ten miles distance.  The wind blew freshly,
waves danced and sometimes dashed over us.     Some rowing, and the
water, as usual, makes Waud render up his last meal.          Across at
length, though eight miles away from the desired spot.   Much cutting
down of trees, picnicking & a fire built.    Thus waned the afternoon;
and then re-embarking, the few who were still for visiting the old Fort-
place were overruled, and after some hours rowing necessitated by the wind
being dead ahead, we got back to Mackinac by 8; Hayes & Waud
going with Logan, (with whom they�ll board,) and we to the Hospital.
  11. Sunday.  I�d intended to return by the Pacific, got all
ready for descending at noon-tide, but was over-persuaded, by Barth, se-
cretly abetted by mine own liking.   So I tarry another week. Hayes
and Barth arrive, being bidden yesterday, to dine.       Took last block
to Noble & the Pacific.       A generally jolly dinner, talk & fumigation
succeeding. A ramble out into the woods afterwards, to the Arched               
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