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The Feuilleton is addressed "To the General Public" and is written in the form of a letter to "My Dear General." Quelqu'un criticizes the General and its influence to "make and unmake people, especially theatrical and operatic people" (3). Quelqu'un continues his criticism, outlining where the General has been and how its influence has made an impact. Quelqu'un claims that after seeing the General all around town he "was very glad to get back to Pfaff's, where I found the Bohemians and the Bohemiennes in full session and blast, doing their comic utmost to entertain a freshly-arrived Bostonian, who evidently thought that if such things could be in Gotham without exciting anyone's special wonder, why, Gotham must be a very different place from Boston, which I rather guess it is (3).
Quelqu'un mentions her when he discusses that he went to "see Cortesi" and writes in parentheses "not, oh, Ada Clare! with a view to 'die' afterwards" (3).
Quelqu'un claims "no offense" to Greeley is intended when he tells the General to make "office-seekers" its "property" (3).
Quelqu'un discusses the General's behavior at "one of the Jefferson-Wood soirees" (3).
Quelqu'un claims to have seen the General at Nixon's, watching Smith and others in the Burlesque (3).
The Vault at Pfaff's
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