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From the Columbian Magazine.
The Child anil the Profligate,
BY WALTER WHITMAN.
Jcist after sunset, one evonins in summer, tlint
plnnmint hour wben ilie air is Imlmy, the lifjht loses
it glare, nml all nround is imbued with onthiu;
quiet, on the door step of a hoiist. there sat nil el
derly woman waiting the arrival of her son. The
house was in a strnilin village, some fifty miles
from the rity of N. Y. She who sat at the door
was a widow; her neat, white rap covered locks
of trrtiv, and lit;r tliess, ihouirh neat, was exceeding
hoiiielv. Her house for the tenement sho ooeu-
jtied was her own was very little and very old.
Trees clusteied nrouml it so thickly us almost to
hide its co or which helontrs to old, wooden houses
that have never heen ii.iiuti.'d, and to get in it you
had to enter a little, rickety gate and walk thro'
a short path- bordered by carrots, beets, and other
yegetnliles. The son whom .-he was so anxiously
expecting was her only child. "About n year be
fore he had been hound apprentice to a rich farmer
in the place, and after finishing his daily task, he
was in the habft of spending half an hour at his
mother's. On the present occasion the shadows of
night had settled heavily, before the youth made
.his appearance. When he did, his walk was slow
And dragging, and all his motions were languid, as
if from great weariness. He opened the gate,
walked through tha path, and sat by his mother in
"You are sullen to-night, Charley," said the
widow, after a moment's pause.
''As she spoke, she put her hand fondly on his
head; it was as wet as if it had been dipped in
water. His shut, too, was soaked ; and as she
passed her hand down his shoulders, she felt a
sharp twinge in her heart, for she knew that mois
ture to be hard wrung sweat of severe toil, exud
ed from her young child (he was about 13 years
old) by an unyielding task-master.
You have worked hard to-day, my son?'
1 I've been mowing.'
. The widow's heart felt another pang.
- Noto day, Charley ?' she said in a low voice:
and there was a slight quiver in it.
Yes, mother, all day,' replied the boy, 'Mr.
Ellis said lie eould'nt a'd'ord to hire men, for wa
ges are so high. I've swung a scythe ever since
an hour before .suit rise. Feel of my hands.'
. There were blisters on tin in like gnat lumps.
Tears started in the widow's eyes. She dared not
trust herst If with a reply, though her heart was
bursting with the thought that she could not-better,
his condition. There was no earthly means of
supnolt on which she had dependence enough to
encourage the child in the wish she knew he was!
forming the wish nut utiuttered for the lirst time
to he freed from his bondage.
. 1 Mother,' at length said tho boy, 1 I can stand
it no longer. I r.iuuot and will not stay at Mr.
Ellis's. I've been a slave; and if I have to work
there much longer I know I snail run away and go
to sea, or somewhere else. I'd as lief bo in my
grave as there.' And the child burst into a fit of
His mother was silent, lor she was deep in griel
herself. After some minutes had flown, she gath
ered sufficient belf possession to speak to him in a
toothing tone, endeavoring to win him from hid
aerrows and cheer up his heart. She told him
that time was swift that in the course of a few
years he would be his own master that nil peo
ple have their troubles with many other ready
arguments, which, though they had little effect in
calming her own distress, she hoped would act as
a solace to the disturbed temper of the boy. And
as the half hour to which he was limited had now
elapsed she took him by the hand and led him to
the gate, to set furih on his return. The child
seemed pacified, though occasionally one of those
convulsive sighs tli.it remain after a (it of weeping
burst from his throat. At the gale ha threw his
arms about his mother's neck; each pressed a long
kiss on the lips of the other, and the youngest bent
his steps towards his master's house.
As her chihl passed out of sight the widow re
turned, shut the gate, and .entered her lonesome
room. There was no light in the old cottage that
night the heart of its occupant was dark and
cheerless. Love, agony, griel", tears, and convul
sive werstlings were there. Tho thought of a be
loved son condemned to labor labor that would
breakdown a man struggling from day to d iy
under the hard rule of a soulless gold worsli'mpei ;
the knowledge that years must pass thus; the sick
ening idea of her own poverty, and of living main
ly on the grudged charity of her neighbors tho'ts
too of former happy 'luys these rucked the wid-
ow's heart and made her bed a sleepless one, and
The boy bent his steps to bis employer's, as has
been said. In his way down the village street he
had to pass n public house the only one the place
contained: and when be came off opposite, he
heard the sound of a fiddle drowned, however,
at intervals, bv much laughter and talking. The
windows were up, and th
the road, Ch ules thongl t it no harm to
look and see what was going on within.
dozen steps brought him to the low casement, on
which he leaned his elbow, and where he had a
full view of the room and its occupants. In one
corner was an old man, known in the village as
Black Dave he it was whose whimsical perform
ances had a moment before drawn Chiule's atten
tion to the tavern; and he it was who now excited
himself in a violent manner to give divers flout
ishes and extra twangs to a tune popular among
that race whose fondness for melody is so well
known. In the middle of the room were fire or j
six sailors some of them quite drunk, and olhi'is
i the earlier stages of that process, while on tin I
benches around were more sailors, ami here and !
there a person in landsineii'.s attire, hut hardly bo-i
nma ine seti-getiticiiK'n in tli uproar nml ninth.
ine individuals in
"Come boys,' said this gentleman; 'come, let us
take n drink ! I know you are all a getting dry. So
curse me if you shu'nt have a drink at my own ex
pense.' ': '
i This polite invitation was responded to by n
general moving of the company towards the table
holding the before-mentioned decanters and glass
es. Clustering there around, each' one helped
himself to a very handsome portion of that partic
ular liquor which suited his fancy; and steadiness
and accuracy being at that particular moment by
no means distinguished traits of th" arms and legs
of the party, u goodly amount of tho fluid was
spilled upon the floor. This piece of extravagance
excited the ire of the personage who gave the
' treat;' and that ire was still farther increased
when he saw two or three loiterers, who seemed
disposed to slight his invitation to drink. Charles,
as wo have before mentioned, was looking in at
' Walk up, boys! walk up! Don't let there be
any skulker among us, or blast my eyes if he shan't
go down on his marrow bones and taste the liquor
we have spilt! Hallo !' he exclaimed, 113 be espied
Charles, ' halo, you chap in the window, come
here and take a sup !'
As he spoke, he stepped to the open casement,
nit bis brawuey hands under the boy's arms, and
lifted him into the room bodily.
'There, my lads,' said he, turning to his com
panions, 'there's a new recruit for you. Not so
coarse a one neither,' he added as lie took n fair
view of the boy, who, tho' not what is called pret
ty, was fresh and manly looking.
'Come, youngster, take a glass, he continued.'
And he poured out ouo nearly lull of liiiimW.
Now Charles was not exactly freightencd, for
he was a lively fellow, and had often been at the
merry-makings and parties of the place but he
was certainly rather abashed at his abrupt intro
duction to the midst of strangers. So putting the
glass aside, he looked up in the face of his new
acqunintnnae with a very pleasant smile.
'I have no need of anything now,' he said, 'but
I'm .j list as much obliged to you as if I was.'
'Poh! man, drink it down, it won't hurt you,'
said the sailor. . v-
, And by way of showing its excellence,' the one
eyed worthy drained it himself to tho last drop.
Then filling it again, ho renewed his efforts to in
duce the lad to go through the same operation.
'I've no occasion. Besides, my mot fur Arts often
prayed me not to drink, and I promised to obey
A little irritated by his continued refusal the sai
lor, with a loud oath, declared that Charles should
swallow the brandy, whether he would or no.
Placing one of his treuiL-ndous paws on the back of
the boy's head, with the other he thrust the edge
of the glass to his lips swearing at the same time
that il lie shook it so as to spill its contents it would
by no means be agreeable to his back and shoul
ders. Disliking the liquor, and angry at the attempt to
overbear him, the undaunted child lifted his hand
and struck the arm of the sailor with a blow so
suddoi) that the glass fell and was smashed to pie
ces on the floor; while the liquor was about equal
ly divided between the face of Charles and the
clothes of the sailor and the sand. By this time
the whole of the company had their attention
drawn to the scene. Some of them laughed w hen
they saw Charles' undisguised antipathy to the
liquor? but they laughed still more heartily when
he discomfited tho sailor. All of them, however,
were content to let the mutier go as chance would
have it all but the young man in the black coat
w ho has been before spoken of.
What was there in the words which Charles had
spoken that carried the mind of the young man
lack to former times to a period when he was
more pure and innocent than now? " My mother
has often prayed me not to drink!" Ah, how the
mist of mouths rolled aside and presented to his
soul's eye the picture of Am mother, and the sound
of an injunction, conveyed in almost those very
words. Why was it, too, that the young man's
heart moved with a feeling of kindness towards
the uoiuewhat harshly treated child? Could it be
that his association had hitherto been ivrttoog die
vile, and the contrast was now so strikingly great?
Even in the buried walks of life and business may
we meet with beings w ho seeni to touch the foun
ta ns of our love and draw forth their swelling
waters! The wish to lovo and u be beloved,
w hich the forms of custom and I he engrossing
anxiety for gain so generally smother, will some
times burst forth iu spite of all obstacles; and kin
dled by one, who, till tho hour, was unknown to
us, will burn with a permanei.t uud pure bright
ness! Charles stood, his cheek flushed and bis heart
throbbing, wiping the trickling drops from his face
with a handkerchief. At first the sailor, between
his drunkenness and his surprise, was pretty much
in the condition of one suddenly awakened out of
a deep leep. who cannot call his conscioiluess
about him. When he saw ihe tnte of things how
ever, and heard the jeering laugh of his compan
ions, his dull eye, lighting up with anger, fell upon
the boy who withstood him. He seized Charles
with an iron grasp, and with the side of his heavy
about to repeat the nerl'ormanc.e for the child
hung like a rag to his grasp; but all of :i sudden
his enrs rang as if pistols had been snapped close
to them lights of various hues dickered in his
eye, (lie had hut one it will be remembered) and a
strong propelling power caused him to move un
til he was brought up by the wall. A blow, a cutf,
administered in such u scientific manner that the
hand from which it came was evidently no
stranger to the pugilistic, art, had been planted in
the ear of the sailor. It was planted there by the
young man in the black coat. He hud watch
ed with interest the proceedings of the sailor and
two or three times he was on the point of interfe
rence, and when the kick was given, his rage was
uncontrollable. He sprung from his seat, and as
suming, unconsciously, tho attitude of a boxer, he
struck the sailor in h manner to cause thoxo un
set busy devils at work within him, that might bnve
made his hands do some dreadful deed, hod notthe
stranger intei posed. ""
In a few minutes th frolickjof thejparty was up
on its old footing. The young man sat down up
on one of the benches with the boy at his side.and
while the rest were loudly talking and laughing,
they two conversed together. The stranger learn
ed from Charles all the particulars of his simple
story, how his father had died years since how
his mother worked dard for a bare living and
how he himself for many dreary months, had been
i he servant of a haiJienrted, avaricious master.
More and more interested, drawing the child to
his side, the young inaii listened to his plainly told
history and thus an hour passed away. .
It was now past midnight. 1 he young man
told Charles that on the morrow he would take
stens to relieve him fVrun his servitudethat for
the present night the landlord would probably
give him a lodging at the inn and little persuad
ing did the host need fur that
As he retired to sleep very pleasant thoughts
filled the mind of the young man thoughts of a
worthy action performed thoughts too, newly
awakened ones; of walking in a steadier and wiser
path than formerly.
That roof, then, sheltered two beings that night
one of them innocent and sinless of wrong the
other oh, to that oilier, what evil had not been
present, either in action, or to his desires?
Who was the stranger? 'I' thosR lb" tram ties
of relaiionship or otherwise, felt an interest in him,
the answer to that question was not pleasant to
dwell upon. His nauicvos Langdon parcntless
a irissipf.f7f(jt,?ttt- brawler one whose
too frequent companion were rowdies, blacklegs
and swindlers. TheN. Y. police officers were not
altogether strangers ta his countenance; and cer
tain reporters who policed the proceedings there,
had more than once received u fee for leaving out
his name fi oiii the, disgraceful notoriety of their
columns. He IkkJ fbuen bred to tho profession of
mi.'ilicinefbesidi's, he had a very respectable in
come, and his limine was in a very pleasant street
on the west side of the city. Little of his time,
however did Mr. Juhn Langdon spend at his do
mestic hearth, and the elderly lady who officiated
as his housekeeper, was by no means surprised to
have him gone for a week or a month at a time,
she knowing nothing of his whereabouts.
Living as he did, the youngiMii was an unhap
py being. It was not that his associations were be
low his own capucitv for Langdon, though sens
ible and well bred, was by no means talented or re
fined but that hf lived without any steady pur
pose, that he had no one to attract him to his home
that he too easily allow ed himself to be tempted
which caused hisl"u. to be, of late, one continual
.",cene of dissatisl'iu-'t'on. This dissatisfaction he
sought to drive awaji. (ah, foolish youth!) by the
brandy bottle, anil by mixing in all kinds of par
ties where the olijeft was pleasure. On the pres
ent occasion, he had left the city a few days be
fore, and was passing his time at a place near the
village where Ch;U'b-'s nnd his mother lived. He
fell in during tho day, with those who were his
companions mi the tavern siree, and thus it hap
pened they were altogether. Langdon hesitated
not to make himself ut home with any associate
that happened tou'jit his fancy.
The next morning the poor widow rose from
her sleepless cot: from that lucky trait in our na
ture which make.-' "" extreme follow another, she
set about her tod with a lightened hdnrt. Ellis,
the farmer, rose too, shoit as the nights were, an
hour before day ; for his God was gain, and n prime
article in his creed was to get os much as possible
from those around him. He roused up all his
people, and finding that Charles had not got home
the preceding night, muttered threats against him,
and calling a messenger, to whom he hinted that
any minutes whu'Uit! staid beyond an exceeding
short period, would ho subtracted from his break
fast time, despatched him to the widow's to find
wh it lu r sou was about.
What was he about? lie had a beautiful dream,
and thus it was seeming.
With one of the onghtest and earliest rays of
the warm sun, a gnue angel entered the apart
ment, and hovered over him, and looked down
with a pleasant smile, and blessed him. And the
child thought his benefactor, the young man, was
nigh, sleeping also. '
Noi-elcsslv taking a stand by the bed. the angel
bent over the boy's face, ami whispered strange
words into his ear, it seemed like soft and delicate
music. So the imel, pausing a moment, and smi
ling another and doubly sw eet smile, and drink
ing in the scene with his large soft eyes, bent over
again to the bov's bps, ami touched them with a
kiss, as the languid wind touches a flower. He
seemed to be goins! now, and yet he lingered.
Twice "or thrice he bent over the brow of the
young man anil wrui not. how tne angel was
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contortions and rdiu(linj:s, varied occasionally by
exceeding beany stamps upon tho sanded floor.
In short, the whole party were enjrajri'd in a drunk-1
n frolic, which was in 110 respect difFi.Tent from a
thousnud other drunken Iridic, except, perhaps
that there was less than the ordinary amount ni"
anger and quurreliiur. Indeed, every one seemed
in n remarkably good humor.
But what fixated the boy's attention more than
any other object, was no individual seated on one
of the benches opposite, who, though evidently en
joying the spree as much as if h was an old hand
at the business, seemed, in every other particular,
to be far out of his element. His nppcaraiice was
'very youthful not more than 21 and an intelli
gent countenance, and the air of city life and so
ciety. He was dressed fashionably; his coat be
ing of the finest black broadcloth, his linen delicate
and (spotless as snow, and all his aspect that of ouo
whose counterpart may now and then be seun up
on the pave ofbroadway of a fine afternoon. He
Inughed & talked with the rest, and it is confessed
hig-joked like the most of those that passed cur
rent there were by no means distinguished for
their refinement or purity. Near ihe door was a
wnall table covered with decanters and glasses,
aome of which had been used, but were used again
imluicrimiiiatoly, and a box of very long and thick
.One of the Hailors and it was he who made the
largest share of the hubub hud but one eye. . Hi
bin ami cheeks wore covered with large bushy
whiskers, and altogether ha bad quits a brutal ap-a.Nirsirc.
manner by no means consistent with the sailor's
personal safety, had not Charles, now thoroughly
terrified, clung round his legs, and pi evented his
1 he scene was a strange one, and lor the time,
(uite 11 silent one. The company had started from
their seats, and tor 11 moment held breathless but
straiutul positions. In the middle of the room stuod
the young man, in his not at all ungraceful attitude
every nerve out and his eyes flushing brilliantly.
All seemed rooted hko a rock and clasping him
with an appearance of confidence in his protection
hung t lie buy.
'Dare! you scoundrel!' cried the young niun,
his voice thick with passion, 'dare to touch this
boy again, and I'll thrush you till no sensq is left
in your body !'
The sailor now partially recovered, made some
gestures of a belligerent nature.
'Come on, drunken brute!' continued the nnsry
youth; 'you have no, had half what you deserve!'
Upon sobriety and sense more fully taking their
pluce iii ihe brains of the one-eyed mariner, how
ever, that worthy determined 111 his own mind,
that it would be most prudent to let the matter
drop, to that elt'ect.'adding certain remarks to the
purport that ho 'meant no harm to the kid,; that be
was surprised at such a euntletiian being angry nt
'rt little piece of fuu,' be he proposed that tho
company should go on with their jollity as if noth
ing had happened. Iu truth, he of the single eye
was not a bad fellow at heart, after all; the fiery
enemy whose advances he had bo often courted
that night hod stolen away hii good feelings, and
troubled; for he would nave pressed the young
man's lips with n kiS be did the child's but a
spirit from heaven vfho touches anything tainted
by evil thoughts, docs it nt the risk of having his
bosom pierced with P'titi as with a barbed arrow.
At that moment a very pale bright ray of sunlight
darJed through the window nnd settled on the
young man's feature. Then the beautiful spirit
knew that nennifsion was granted him: so ho
touched the youni man's face wiih his, anil silent
ly and sw iftly wal'ttd himself away on the unseen
air. , (
In tho course of lltR tiny Ellis was called upon
by young Langdon, and never perhaps in his life
was the fanner puzzled more than at the young
man's proposals hi desire to provide for the
widow's family, a fiddly that could do him no pe
cuniary good, and bit willingness to disburse mo
ney for that purpose; In that department of El
lis's structure where dhe mind was, or ought to
have been situated, there never hail entered the
slightest thought ns-i,niil;itin!r to those which actu
ated the young man in his benevolent movements.
Yet Ellis was u cjuuiJiii.ember and an ofllcer of
Tho widow, too, was then t ailed upon, not only
on tha diiy, hut the next and the next.
It needs not that slinul I particularize the sub
sequent events of Lmimhin's and the boy's history
how the reformation of the profligate might (bite
to begin from that time, how he gradually severed
the yuilty lies thin,. inir called him how he en
joyed his home nwuin- how the friendship of
Charles nnd hiirKwic.,uiv not slack with tunc
and how, when in ii. eon no of seasons he became
head ol a family of nvn, he would shudder nt
the remembrance of his e u ly dangers and his es
capes. Often iu the bnstl" of day and the silence
of night, would he bless the titteraucee of those
wotds, lMij mollie,- often prayed me not to drink!'
Loved reader, know yo" tne '"oral interwoven
in this simple story? Let your children read it.
To them draw forth the mural, pause a moment,
and dwell upon it.
Silk & worsted EOLIENES and CALEINX LUSTRES
Keal AlTghan and Fancy SATINS, rich colors.
Pure, all wool CASIIMEKE, a splendid article,
Do all wool MUSLIN DE LAINE5, new and elegant
Real Cashmere I)e Ecosse, of rich and beautiful
colors. Imitation do do do do
Supeior Rep Cassimeres, new and beautiful article
Fine Cashmere De Sue, new styles,
Light and dark, plain and striped Muslin De Laines,
Changeable Lustres, new If rich style of dress goods,
New styles of Pbints, Ginghams, etc.
Real Hob Rov, Gala and Lincv Pr.AiDS, foi Chil
dren. Cloak Goods, in great variety, and of extra quality.
Real silk warped Indiana Alpaccas and Alpines.
do Linen do do do
Changeable and black, stri ked and figured do
Shawls, Cashmere, Kabylb, Silk, and all Wool.
Do Highland, Muslin De Laine, all sizes.
Gloves, IIoisery, Mitts, &c.
Linen and Cotlon IIoupe-keeping Goods, all kinds.
New Crockery & Glass Ware, Table Cutlery.
Bleach 'd and brown Cotton, Tickin g and Batting.
Groceries in abundance, and cheap enough.
Oct. 1. 1844.
ORE AT STOCK OF
true and genuine without our si;)iiiture.s. All lhair
articles to hf had wholesale and retail only of us.
Comstock Sf Co., Wholesale Druggists,
New Yoik, and of our agents.
J. M. GROVF.lt, aaent for Colborne, C w.
ICP For sale by S P REDFIELD, Momtpelier, Vt. if
JSahliviu, Scott & Co.,
AVE just, received, and arc now selling, one of the
best assortments of every description of
FASHIONABLE DRY GOODS,
ever offered in Montpelier.
ICjPCALL and SEE...O
Z.& C. EI. WOOI,
AVE on hand a complele assortment of
Cookiwr, Box, Parlor Air-Tight
some large enouah for meeting-houses. They are con
stantly receiving additions from Brandon Furnace. A. so
Scotch Box Stoves, Troy Parlors an: ri. lor took stoves.
Russia and English iron Slove Fipe Copper,"Tin, and
Sheet-iron Furniture Sheet Zinc.,' Lead Pipe, Copper
Pumps, Fluirons, Tailor's Press irons; also, Fairbanks'
Side hill and Common PLOUGHS, &c , itc, all of
which they offer at price's comformable to the times.
Montpelier, Oct. 7, 1844. 41
DEALERS IN "
3ST HIT 2r SS 9
PAINTS, OILS, D YE
Will spare no pains in selecting the
Purest Medicines, and the Choicest Gro
ceries. Price, warranted satisfactory. Also, a general assort
mentor PATENT MKIMClNfcS.
Corner of State and Main Street, luon.peo.r,
JOE1N 1 HAIjK,
CJ OUTH East corner of Branch Bridge, state-street,
N. B. Particular attention paid to Cutting for others
Oct. 9, 1844. 41
GREAT ICftULlSlI KIC.IIKDY,
t or Coughs, Colds, Asthma, and
Ffn HE great and only remedy for Colds, Coughs,
J. Asihmaan.l CONSUMPTION, is the HUN-
GAP IAN BALSAM OF LIFE, discovered by the-
celebrated Dr. Buchan of London, England, and introduc
ed into the United States under the immediate superin
tendence of Ihe inventor.
The extraordinary success of this medicine, in the cur
ol Pulmonary diseases, w irrants the American Aent in
soliciting for treatment the worst possible eases, that cart
be found in the community cases that seek relief in vain
fiom any of the common remedies of the day, and have
been given up by the most distinguished Physicians,
confirmed and incurable. The Hungarian Balsam h
cured and will cure, the Most Desperata cases. It U n
quacW nomtrum, but a indsr4 English mcd'icine.of knows
and estsljiblied etlicacy. . , ' j
Every family in tho United States should be supplied
with liuclnn'n Hungarian Balsam of Life, not only to
counteract the consumptive tendencies of Ihe climate, but
to be used as a preventive medicine in all cases of Colds,
Coughs, Spilling of Blood, Pain in the Side and Chest, Ir
ritation and Soreness of the Lungs, Bronchitis, Difficulty
of Breathing, Hectic Fever, Night Sweats, Emaciation)
and General Debility, Asthma, Influenza, Hooping Cough
SCPSold, in largo bottles, at $1 per bottle, with full
directions for the restoration of Health.
Phamphlets, containing a mass of English and Araerl
certificates, and other evidence, showing the unequal-
led merits of this Great English Remedy, may be obtaia.
ed of Agents, gratuitously.
DAVID F. Bii'ADLEE, sole agent for the U. Statti,
119 Court street, Boston.
A G ENTS..Vontielie,CLARK tndCOLLINS;
Rutland, Hands and Bell; M'o.tdst c.k, S. J. Allen;
Windsor, .?. and H. Wardner; Burlington, Peck and
Spear; Concord, A". IL, Mlhon and Gavet; Clar
mont, N. 11. , Chas. R. Farewell. 45: 1 y
CHOICE brands of Chewing also Lorillard'a and
Chapman's fina eat chewing and smoking.
41 Baldwin, Scott, & Co.
PIECES ALPACCAS, soma very low prices
Baljiwii, Scott, & Co.
THE BUST STOCK
F Fancy and Plain Cassimercs Snttinetts ani
VestiugS"Some beautiful styles selling low by
41 Baldwin, Scott & Co.
ogarth's Remedy for the Piles, warranted
to cure or no pay. l'or sale ny
S. P. REDFIELD.
v M I R
.'If I'. ... k k.nikl r.f UnlMi.
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