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a schoolmaster


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a schoolmaster ^while intoxicated, was married to a woman, by certain persons to cover their own guilt. Money (bills) taken from a person who was down (died) of the smallpox, carried the contagion; and those who took it died of the same dis.disease​ — horrible effects of the taking of mercury—the swelled tongue   [ begin leaf 2 verso ]loc_ej.00076_large.jpg Introduce a character (pick-pocket—bad) who goes to California in haste, to escape detection and punishment for crime—After a short while they receive a letter—or read in a newspaper—an account of his being hung ? make the pickpocket the husband of a worthy woman who has been inveigled into marriage with him.—
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☞ At a late fire in Cambridge, Mass., while the flames were consuming the lower part of a dwelling and threatening the whole building with instant destruction, Mr. Thomas G. Fay, a merchant of Boston, and boarder at the Brattle House, observed in the upper story a female and several children. Without stopping for a moment to consider the dangers of an attempt to rescue them, he rushed through the wreathing smoke, and for a brief space the greatest anxiety prevailed in the crowd for his safety. In a moment more he emerged from the burning building, bearing the children in his arms, and followed by the mother. The entire upper part of the building was in a moment after enveloped in flames. Such an act of bravery, displayed in the preservation of human life, is worthy of more than a simple newspaper notice.


☞ A little affair occurred at Goldsboro', N. C., a few days since, which strikingly illustrates the beauties of the "Peculiar Institution." It was the sale, at auction, of a colored woman and her children. The Goldsboro' Patriot states the case as follows: "They were the children of a free negro by the name of Adam Wynne, who had purchased their mother, his wife, previous to their birth. They were consequently his slaves, and, he having become involved, they were sold for his debts." We learn from the same authority that these people "brought prices ranging from $711 to $827."—This is a great country.

Tribune March 12 1852
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Introduce Jack's friends—two or three— An elderly man woman comes to the office to secure Covert's services fo in behalf of hiser son, who is arrested for   [ begin leaf 5 recto ]loc_ej.00081_large.jpg   [ begin leaf 5 verso ]loc_ej.00082_large.jpg Martha, is the ward of Covert, inheriting property, so situated as to require the services of a limb-of-the-law.—(Her mother, aunt, the Old Quaker lady) Jack, on going to Covert's house, ^one evening recognizes the like portrait of the Old Lady—it affects him to tears is dead—and Martha lives in Covert's house, in the situation of half servant—   [ begin leaf 6 recto ]loc_ej.00083_large.jpg Make Wigglesworth Some remarks about the villainy of lawyers—tell the story of Covert's ^father's swindling, about the house in Johnson st—damn him Make Wigglesworth tell Jack a good long account of Covert and his character and villainies (Covert has licentious feelings toward Martha and wishes to effect a marriage with her—also for the sake of her property   [ begin leaf 6 verso ]loc_ej.00084_large.jpg —He is divided in his libidinous feelings between Martha, and Miss Seligny   [ begin leaf 7 recto ]loc_ej.00085_large.jpg —The main hinge of the story will be Covert's determination to embezzle Martha's property—by means of withholding deeds, wills documents, &c &c—and Jack Engle, who early discovers that intention—being pervaded by a determination th to foil him— With this view, he applies himself with zeal to study law, and watches with great sharpness—   [ begin leaf 7 verso ]loc_ej.00086_large.jpg The story of Martha shall be is that her father ^Uncle, wealthy ^who had adopted her a fine hearted man, (but possessed of a frightfully passionate temper,)—under the influence of his passion, commits homicide—(the victim is Jack's father)—He is arrested the shock is too much for him—while in prison,—he divides his makes a will,   [ begin leaf 8 recto ]loc_ej.00087_large.jpg dividing his property equally between Martha and the offspring of his victim—or the latter failing, it was all to go to Martha.— The widow left Philadelphia, (where these sad events happened,) and came on to New York.—In consequence of the nature of the affair, she gradually withdrew from all her ^relations and former friends, (she was extra   [ begin leaf 8 verso ]loc_ej.00088_large.jpg sensitive) and lived with Martha, shut out from the world and Introduce some scene in a religious revival meeting— Make a character of a ranting religious exhorter—sincere, but a great fool. Make Wigglesworth "get religion," through Calvin Peterson   [ begin leaf 9 recto ]loc_ej.00089_large.jpg Don't forget Seligny (describe Tom Peterson fine young fellow Smytthe  
 Pepperich Ferris
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"The cup goes round,  
 And none so artful as to put it by."

O, earth how coulds't thou rudely push him back when he had but just crossed thy threshold?

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