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some revelation relating to the girls.   When
I got it I felt more moved than I had given
myself credit for � something like crying in fact,
from sympathy.   All day I carried the thought
about with me, presently, however thinking down to
the core of it.     On Thursday morning, Haney
called, we walked down town to-gether and he
made a clean breast of it.     It was only an ampli-
fication of his letter.    Sally �felt at times so much
like a child, at others so much a woman; she
had resolved not to marry at least for two years,
until she knew herself better.     She hoped he would
come to the house as usual, they all regarded him as
one of the family and would very much regret the
discontinuance of his visits &c. �  He made inquiries
as to the others his rivals, Monroe, Wells and Nast
She confessed the truth of the allegation with respect
to the first and last, smiled as to the middle one.
Haney didn�t learn from her that Nast had propo-
sed and rejected � I told him that.  Maybe my
former communications had their influence in indu-
cing him to take this step, as I half-hoped it would
with the expectation of a different result.   Yet
he said (perhaps thought) he should leave matters to
time.    He first became definitely aware of his passion
for the girl when they were all up in the country
together a year ago and more.    I think, as he
now knows, that he had played schoolmaster a little               
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