going to Harpers, as I was. Bonner out. Dr Palmer
there and one Nordhammer. Return up town with Cahill and
Haney. The former has been working on a story for the last week
or so, with intention to take it to Harper�s. / Mrs Pounden the
elder, and her husband � both from Canada � are here, boarding.
12. Thursday. Round to Bellew�s, where I found him and
Cahill, who is again in his employ. Return and drawing.
13. Friday. In-doors employments. O�Brien up in the
evening awhile. His �Man About Town� won�t appear in Harper�s
any more. He attributes it to Bonner�s enmity. Pounden the elder in
my room, to smoke a pipe awhile. An exceedingly Irish Irishman.
14. Saturday. Down town. Letters from George Clarke, Char-
ley, and from Hannah. Charley writes a kindly, brotherly letter,
and tells me much of home matters. �We are just in the old
slough; our dear, good mother bears up wonderfully; father just the
same, more feeble, consequently more peevish and tiresome; x x x
sisters don�t look younger and don�t grow happier.� They are opposed
to Rosa Bolton still, which Charley comments upon � temperately enough.
Edwin �goes on in his old way,� but �don�t enjoy such good health.�
Sam � foolish fellow has broke off entirely from home, in consequence of
rows between Minnie and sisters, and is trying to sell his business, in
order to attempt it on a larger scale. In which case he will, undoubtedly,
make a mess of it on his little, borrowed capital. Cornelius Bagster
�is a bad lot� generally. Charley gets �150 salary, annually, lent
some of his sowings �foolishly�� he says � �to a friend in trouble,�
and offers to lend me some if I want it. God bless the fellow! I
don�t. My mother felt Greatbatch�s death � as did Mrs Bolton � that�s
all. The boy Edwin Bolton wants to asinify himself by marrying a mil-
liner girl at a register office. Charley is over-worked, and de-