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Text for Page 144 [07-23-1850]

              �Porcupine� verily to come out in October (!)  Drank with him and parted.
Down Broadway, black bands swathing lamp and awning post, store and 
street sign; hoss soldiers, Artillery waggons, banners, drums, trumpets
muffled; firemen companies, hot sunlight and blue sky � the white
marble City hall and Park trees standing out in relief against it.   The 
procession marches, crowd grows denser, Barnum�s covered with ga-
zers, as indeed is every available eminence; Stewarts store with Old Zacks
last words on it�s front  �I have endeavored to do my duty.�    Dust, heat,
noise, crowd ad infuntum.     To Mattice�s.  Then after half an hour
back, and up Broadway to Canal.   The huge procession not half spun
its length then.    /            Now I wonder how many who in parade and
Mars livery turned out to day, � how many among them had in heart
a solemn thought of regret and honor for the brave and honest hearted old Sol-
dier whose life was spent for his country?	   /	       Got letter from
Phillips and Sampson with payment for drawing. 	      Writing to my 
mother all the Evening.
  24. Wednesday.  All day Editorializing for Mattice.   Over-hauling
correspondent�s letters, writing answers, slashing leaders, puffing
notices, correcting proof, supplying printers with copy & as if to the
manner born.	   Evening after a walk to Peck Ship called at Holts,
and there saw Hart and Mapother. Also Joe, who�s unwell and
has not been at work for the last day or two.   There conversing about
Mr Johns for an hour or so, then left and back to Canal.
  25. Thursday.  At the Life Office all day Editorializing to               
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