all bad spelling and idiotic vulgarity. Drawing awhile,
then hastily down to Harper�s, meeting Welden by the way.
He looked healthier and his beard of lighter color than usual
� never knew till now that he dyed it, after the universal
American custom. Saw Bonner. Got $8. Met Clarence Eytinge
in a shop, which I entered to get a scrap book. As he grows older
he looks exceedingly Jewish � nose, lips, hair � all Hebraical. Speak-
ing of Sol�s affair he pronounced it �a d____d bad business after
a d____d bad copy!� � meaning Alf Waud�s. I reminded him
that he�d written to Alf, wanting to be godfather to his first born.
To Strong�s, Post Office, Ferris�� saw Pounden. Return. A
letter from Hannah, as kind, as loving, as earnest-heart-
ed as herself. Some news items in it. Charlotte will be
a mother before the summer is over. Sarah Ann Bolton
may become Mrs George Gardner. Phonography at night
30. Tuesday. Writing to Hannah. Down town in the
afternoon, to Post & Pic Offices. O�Brien and Cahill at
the latter. Corrected proof. Returned with Cahill. In
the evening called at Bellew�s (he out) and Jewell�s. All
playing cards so come away.
31. Wednesday. To Bellew�s and down town with him,
to the printer�s. Wilbour is out of the Picayune, it being
owned by Bellew and Gun. Seeing about getting the paper
out. Return. A letter from my mother and Rosa, the
latter containing some prettily written verses about Minnie�s
dead baby. Phonography at night.