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has been & gone & made a fool of hisself by making a Grant, & [[underlined]] such [[/underlined]] a Grant!!! If he had got some one else to paint the picture he might have saved his reputation; but he thought [[underlined]] he [[/underlined could do it - & [[underlined]] he did [[/underlined]]
P.S. Why dont you write to somebody?
  May 6th. I've just heard that you are in Jerusalem - with Jerome. If so, please bring me a "chunck" of gold from Solomons temple. It may delight you to know that your friend Mr. Chas. Gould has been black-ball'd at the "Union League Club". [[underlined]] Your humble servt. was not [[/underlined]], & is now a "member in good standing".
  I'm agin clubs in general, but I wanted the use of their Exhibition room.
  June 16th. Isn't this keeping a Journal! I had a call from Mr Meeks yesterday, & learned that  [[insertion]] you [[/insertion]] are about returning to Europe.
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