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Yes, your point in the diary stands, but I reacted to "the middle of the 1800's" and "by the 1850's": it happened two decades earlier.

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One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Mon Sep 2nd, 2013 at 06:07:20 PM EST
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