has written acceptation of terms proposed to him,
and is progressing with my cuts. Met Ar-
nold the other day. He�s sub editorializing for
the Sunday Mercury. Leslie has made a
smash � �tis well I didn�t go to Kansas. No
remittances, and nearly a thousand miles from
New York, winter coming on, and a wild country
would not present a desirable look out. I�ve
written to Mr Greatbatch. Also to Hannah �
(bless her!) Went over to Parton�s with Haney
on Thursday night. A somewhat dull evening.
Fortune telling and cards. Parton looks ill.
I find Haney detests Oliver Dyer � as I do �
and contemns the ass Perkins. Neither were there.
Parton is very good natured � or weak � to tolerate
that Dyer in his house. The fellow ought to
have been born a snake.
Mrs Gouverneur�s back at our boarding house
with her spoiled child, little May. Also Patten
and his wife. He a hard-visaged, dogmatic,
ill-bred politician � an ex-custom
house officer and place-seeker. His wife, spare,
dark eyed, her hair in curls, good natured,
talkative, shrewd, energetic down easter. I like