7; I supped, then went to Beach Street. Mrs Kidder is Mrs Kidder
still, � I found her and Morse in the back room & a lady boarder.
Had to run over my rambles, & in return heard much of folks. How Dod
had visited Lott after Whytal�s quitting the house, how she, Mrs K, had
objected to it, and letters had passed �twixt her and the percental Dods,
uncivil ones, & acquaintance dropped. How Lott had got the Baltimore
engagement & gone thither, partly intending divorcement � she can get it by
living a year in another state. That she had rowed with Dod, and it
was all off there. That was Mrs K�s account. I suppose it�s true
enough about Dod. She read me some of Lotty�s letters, and some
of Whytal�s, which she had enclosed to her mother.
To one of Whytal�s letters, in which the poor fellow had
written kindly, though clumsily to her, mostly about the child, she had
added a coarse comment about the quality of the paper! Mrs K was
hoarding �em in case they might aid Lott in establishing a divorce. /
Mason thinks of revisiting England. Surtees, the snob and ass of Canal
Street reminiscences lives with him. I stayed till 11, then
left. Taking a glass of ale at Erfords, I met Folingsby, one of the
Lantern artists. He�d been away from New York for a long time. Also
I saw Kelly & learnt Mr Hart left yesterday for the West.
28. Monday. To Levison again, concluding matters. Thence to
Weed and other down town calls. Evening writing.
29. Tuesday. Wrote long letter to Keene Richrds. Also
to Godfroy containing Lake Superior letter. Down town, Post Office,
tailors, Strongs &c Price�s. Evening took 3rd Avenue cars and
to 28th Street, to Welden�s new abode, he having called, this
forenoon, lent me Aristophanes & Carlyle essays. A book evening
with him & wife, ale & cigars. Lots of new and noble editions of