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luxurious sleeping-chambers, past the waiting valets, and down the staircase to his night-cab, and drove on to the House, where he had already been in attendance from four to eight, and where there was a protracted though not important after-dinner debate.

Before he went to the body of the House, however, he turned a moment into the library, and wrote a little note, which he sent out to his groom to post.

It was addressed to Ignatius Mathias, and was condensed in one word —


"Act."

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