A more likely cause is the second story in the Letter, the visit to the bawdy house.
That a saloon with a sign reading "Family Entrance" on its side door invariably has a bawdy house upstairs.
A Tobacco shop and a Bawdy house are coincident; for smoke is not without fire.
This means boarding-house life, shocking congestion and a rich harvest for saloon and bawdy house.
"That was Belle Cora, who keeps that bawdy house up town," Nesbitt volunteered.
A long-faced virgin trapped in a bawdy house and calling in valiant tones for a glass of lemonade.
Four engravings and at least six pamphlets, all focusing on the bawdy house story, were shortly in circulation.