fellows at a tavern. He was employed for a week or
two at the Pic Office in Leveison�s time. Once, when he talked
of going to a masked ball Levison told him to clean his teeth
� then nobody would recognize him! He has written farces
and theatrical pieces, makes dreary puns, gets drearily drunk
and is generally looked upon as a cub. When Cahill tackled
him last night, he acknowledged he was lying about O�Brien �
a very superfluous thing by the way. Truth�s quite enough!
10. Wednesday. In doors, writing &c till afternoon. To Bel-
lew�s and the Major�s. �The Mejor� put his head out of the room
and came on to the landing place, looking rather flaccid and
weary. I asked him for my bowie knife which I lent to him
during his �Pasha�-ship. He said his man of business � I pre-
sume that blustering, drunken loafer he talked of taking into
partnership � had it, he�d get it when went down town &c &c.
I suppose I shall lose it. The Mejor thinks of returning to En-
gland, I believe. Down Broadway. Met Wood. He says
the Thomson�s and Allie & Josey interchange visits, are quite
intimate. Sol never has more than a dollar or so, let him earn
what he will � hands it over to Allie, who, of course, is ma-
king a purse for herself. Met Cahill. A walk. Honey�s.
Writing. Studying Phonograhy at night.
11. Thursday. Down town. Pic Office. To Bellew�s.
Return. Drawing. Mrs Brooks has applied, through her
son, to Mrs Potter, for board for herself and little Nina, during
the month of April! Mrs P would like to have �em but can�t afford
to lose Leslie. She was talking to me of her difficulties and
debtors. The Poundens are $150, Cahill $70 odd and old
Townsend $30 or more. Add to which pecuniary non-get-at-