since I parted from her, on that eventful night pre-
ceding my journey to the North & South.
8. Friday. Down town. Commissioned by
Armstrong of the �Times�, who assumes Tuthill�s
place during his holiday, to go to Staten Island
there to inquire about Yellow fever at Quarantine
&c. Followed in the wake of little Edge, whom I
found in the Health Officers rooms. About together
getting information, back by the last boat. Rain storm,
thunder and lightning. Fed at Goslings, then per
omnibus to my room by 8 1/2. Writing out voluminous
report till 2 1/2. Used up and ill.
9. Saturday. Met Lotty as I was going down
Broadway. To Times Office. Saw Seymour.
Ross & Touseys where I met Frank Leslie, Strongs,
Picayune Office &c &c. Hither and thither. Met
10. Sunday. Called at Franklin Street, as
requested, but Lotty was out with Alleyne. In the
evening to the 8th avenue, some distance up town, where
I saw Lotty�s father for the first time. A little
man, with something of his daughter in the face.
I stayed some twenty minutes, during which time he
talked. A weakish, odd sort of man. Didn�t re-
collect me. Didn�t approve of his daughter being
on the stage, it wasn�t respectable. Would have wished
her to live with him. He was married, but there was
always a home for her. Had made many endeavors