little wife had cried for an hour about it on his shoulder.
Thomson says he has but a confused recollection of Haney�s in-
forming him how matters stood and he, certainly, wouldn�t have
permitted the intimacy if he hadn�t thought Mrs Allie�Eytinge�was-
n�t what she assumed to be. She suggested it, in Sol�s absence.
He�always detested that style of woman,� but his wife was friend-
ly to her, living so near together. Of course he�s going to stop
further intercourse. Good for Doesticks! I�m glad to think
he�s all right, for his own, as for innocent little�Chips�sake.
12. Friday. Round to Bellew�s with two drawings on wood,
gratis, for the Pic. Writing all the rest of the day. Article for
Frank Leslie�s. Bed by 1. Pounden (Frank) called at supper.
13. Saturday. To Harpers with notions. 8 to do. To Frank
Leslie�s, Pic Office, Post Office. Met Moore, of the Times, and
Ware the Bostonian, also Gun, Bellew�s man. Phonography at
night. Saw Clapp in Broadway with a woman � probably Lola.
14 Sunday. Talking with Mrs P. about the Brooks�application
for board, it appears that at her solicitation Mrs Church has writ-
ten a note to Pierce (Mrs Brooks�son and Nina�s half brother) tel-
ling him, delicately, Mrs P�s fix � and that one of her boarders would
quit in the event of the two ladies reappearing at the house. Pierce
assumed ignorance of the affair, altogether, but betrayed himself
by an allusion to Leslie, adding that �young people should be left to
manage their own affairs.� He�s been up to snuff throughout.
A portly, red faced, white-haired, very good-natured sort of man
folks didn�t suspect him of complicity. Yet when Mrs P. hinted
Leslie�s Philadelphia penchant, he dropped a word and indicative that
he thought his affections committed in another quarter. And, once, on
New Years� day he came into the parlor, where Leslie was sitting, and