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[[red underline]] Morel [[/red underline]] here for lunch. He is [[strikethrough]] sureo [[/strikethrough]] surgeon o/b. SS. Santa Martha of United Trust Company. Spoke about reminiscences [[red underline]] of Ghent. [[/red underline]] He remained for supper and I took him to Cortland station 
In the morning I wrote beginning of my [[red underline]] address for Seattle. [[/red underline]]

August 2. Exceedingly sultry 
Last night in reading the Herald I see a [[red underline]] 53 foot Yacht [[/red underline]]  advertised for quick sale at $2250. This seemed a great bargain. So this morning early I drove to New York to find out more about it. It is a cabin launch, so I escaped purchasing it and [[red underline]] Cygnet remains good enough. [[/red underline]]  Then went to buy [[red underline]] military blankets at army and [[/red underline]] 
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Navy store for Cygnet. [[/red underline]] Paid $5.00 a piece for them. Afterwards went to see [[red underline]] Schmalz [[/red underline]] in his rickety shop in Bleecker Street. Poor chap is still weak and thin since his last illness. Has much changed 
Worked there painting souvenirs with another man and a girl. This seems all his employes. I delicately hinted that if he needed any cash I would be happy to help him. But he tells me cheerfully that he is all right financially and has money stowed away in the bank. Then Albert drove me home.

Aug 3. Torrential rain and much colder. Storm causes many ship wrecks and many people drowned in the lakes. Also floods. Spent afternoon buying supplies for [[red underline]] Cygnet [[/red underline]] at [[Turine's?]] Hardware store (about $38.00) then about

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