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              at the Hospital, and then off sketching.      I stayed in the store with
Barth all the morning; we taking a ramble together in the afternoon, to
the site of Old fort Holmes.     From the open space adjacent there is the
finest view of the Sugarloaf rock.    Rising up above the deep sea
of verdure all around it, beyond the woods even to the edge of the
steep cliffs, it is a notable rock.       Autumnal tints are now perceptible,
and the mapler foliage prominent.     Twinkling bells denoting the presence
of some wandering hecfer, albeit to us invisible among the green leaves. The
beautiful untroubled lake beyond all, and the immeasurable blue above.
Hayes & Waud appeared in the evening, and stayed till 9.  /   The
people in this same town or village of Mackinac are I take it snobs and
snoblings, little dealers in fish or dry-goods assuming lordly airs touching the
�Camp� people.       Young fellows, boobyish and insolent looking lounge near
store-doors endeavouring to interest themselves in their own existence.     Boys
who with anticipatory vulgarity shout stupid insult to a stranger.    They have
no newspaper.        Indians scattered about, assembling for the payment.
Canadian French folk, dirty, ignorant and stationary.               One story I heard
is suggestive of much.       A fellow robbing his master caused the Mackinip-
pers great bother as to what to do with him.     They put him in a sort 
of lock up, by the �Court-house�, and as he commenced using it up for
firewood, brought him up here to the Garrison.     Here, in the usual
place of detention, he did the same, so Major Williams wouldn�t have him
here.            So the Mackinippers gave him a suit of clothes & $5 to go
to Cheboygan, and got rid of him!
  14.  Wednesday.   Waud came over in the morning, and off sketching.
In the store during the morning, reading &c   Ike Marvel.   History of
Pontiac, notable Ottawa chief.          All the afternoon rambling out, with               
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