and with the M.S taking it for publication to Mason, Stringer
and Townsend, or others. I know �twill pay. Only introductory
Chapter, as in the Lantern, done, at present.
Writing Story of melodrama interest, � title �My Friend who was
Hanged.� One Chapter written, and the whole plot elaborated.
Getting out a �Catskill Guide Book� in company with Waud.
Necessity of a visit there, a weeks close writing, and Waud having
fixedness of purpose in doing drawings, and money to go thither. Nothing
else will prevent it. I think that well.
Lastly, my own long the night of and matured Story, in which
will put all I know, or the best of it. I have now a title for
it � �The Old Love and the New.� Three Chapters done, and the
whole plot and plan completed full a year ago. All the other pro-
jects but one means to get $ to carry out this. Let me get $500
or so, and I�ll persistently keep to my book till tis done.
I�m economizing now. Fifty cents a day keeps me in food. I�m
all alone, and think much of my mother and Hannah. I�m
very lonely, now. This might, a year agone, and I was sleep-
ing for the first time (of my return,) beneath the Chacombe roof.
A contrast now! Near midnight, rain outside, a wearied brain
and a couch on the floor. Well! God give me a home, someday!
19. Wednesday. Writing closely till sunset, Banks up, and
in the middle of the day Waud. With him to Fulton Market,
there to dine on a shillings worth of roast oysters. A walk to the Bat-
tery subsequently. Haney up at 6. In the evening visited White-
law and his wife at 204 Spring Street, and an hour later Haneys.
Sat with him awhile, called unsuccessfully at Partons, then after a sober