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Boston May 1st 1846, , Dear Bradburn,, , I have just received your of the 26th ult forwarded to me from Athol., , I came down on Monday last - have been daily expecting you here., , In regard to Mrs. Sargeant - she and her husband have separated - undoubtedly forever. The particulars I have not yet learned from any authentic source. To repeat the stories I heard at Athol would be silly now. I saw her at Hildreth's Tuesday eveing. She appears as usual, calm as a philosopher. The separation was not mentioned directly - but I suppose Mrs. Hildreth intended to allude to it, when, Hildreth and I being speaking of east winds, she asked if we had not had a "terrible east-wind at Athol?" I did not understand her at first - and on "sober second thought" chose not to take - nothing more was said., , I called at Mrs. Sargeant's boarding place last evening . She was not at home. I saw a fiend of hers, Miss Johnson, whom I had formerly seen at Mrs. S's. She said Mrs. S was "happy as she could be" - that she has plenty of work - at $15. a picture., , I hope you will be here eve[?] long. I have a prospect of a publisher of the first part of my book - indeed I have had an offer - pretty reasonable one, if the man be a perfectly reliable one - I shall probably strike a bargain with him., , Hoping to see you, I am, in haste - , , Yours sincerely,, , L. Spooner