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Text for Page 013 [10-06-1862]

         Boarding house nastiness and scandal.
contracted syphilis, hence they are debarred from
getting drunk as usual.         I think the devils of 
Lechery, Laziness and Intemperance must
have a special affection for 132 Bleecker Street:
yesterday, or rather the night preceding it, develop-
ped another nastiness.   One Miss Shopland, a
former acquaintance of the Woodwards girls and
of Jones, came to board here three or four days
ago, appearing conversible and chatty and less
stupid than the average of her class � Broad-
way shop-tenders.    Well; of a Saturday night
she has her �beau� here, takes him into the
back parlor and then and there fornicates in two 
acts, diversely performed, according to the testi-
money of three �lady� boarders who witness the
delicate transaction from the adjoining rooms
in the rear.      One�s a shop-girl, t�other a widow
of three months (and sister to the wife or mistress
of Jewell the gambler) the third the wife of Blank
man, the blatant pro-slavery ruffian who
occupies the adjacent room to this in which I
write.        They are all low, trashy, and uneduca-
ted and the last has Whore written in large capi-
tal letters in her every look, gesture and motion.
Her husband, whom she keeps, is brother to a
certain New York lawyer who became notorious
by marrying one �Fanny White� a well known
prostitute and bawd, relative to whose stinking-               
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