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tree removed before house. big deep roots and planted near lower slope of hill.
Made some [[underlined in red]] varnish for Welsbach Co [[/underlined in red]] by adding some new A to varnish Nr 1. Went to New York and met. Rebman, [[Diele?]], Blair of Gottfried Paterson at office. Then went to University Club and met Anthony who introduced me to Geo. [[M. Pinney?]] whom I [[strikethrough]] propose [[/strikethrough]] promised to send copy of my writing; he is a lawyer and in as far as he says that his favorite authors are
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The [[underlined]] Bible [[/underlined]] and [[underlined]] Shakespeare [[/underlined]] I think it will be better not to carry out my promise as my publications would simply irritate him. Lawyers are usually ultra-conservative men and live in the past.  Then went to dinner of [[underlined in red]] Inventors Guild. [[Fish?]] [[/underlined in red]] addressed us on the pending bill for a Patent court of appeals and urged us to drop any other attempt. I believe he is right. A very interesting evening.
Came home with 12 [[underlined]] 20 [[/underlined]] AM train very cold and windy.
Dec.31. [[underlined in red]]Several small orders Hasslacher [[/underlined in red]] calls me up at the 'phone to wish me
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