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Text for Page 211 [11-07-1887]

              [sixth page of loose letter]
	�Hanging of his cat on Monday
	For killing of a mouse on Sunday.�
I enjoyed the holiday, but my jubilation was
performed without a grain of loyalty, which
I regard as an impossible superstition, like
witchcraft or fetischism.  I subscribed for our
feast, but when a misguided young lady called
on Mrs. G. for a contribution to the �Womens Testi-
monial to Her Majesty,� I not only refused, but
gave her such information as to the working of
that paramount piece of flunkeyism and the
atrocious riches of the intended recipient as more
than shocked her that anybody should express
such dreadful sentiments.  Furthermore I sent a
two-column letter on �Jubilee Mendicancy� to our
local paper, bringing to bear a startling array
of facts and figures on the subject, not without
some effect, as I am occasionally reminded.
There�s scarcely a villager in these parts who
won�t tell you that the Queen�s income is over
�1,000 a day � with comments.  You see I
have not lived in America for nothing.
  Don�t let nine months pass before answering.
Cordial regards to Mrs. E and the juniors.  And,
remember, we shall welcome the photographs.
			Yours faithfully
				Thomas Butler Gunn.               
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