found the pillow covered with blood, from my unhappy
gums.) Writing &c. A letter from George Bolton, in-
closing one from Dick, came yesterday. The former talks
of a trip westwards towards Lake Huron, in seach of
an eligible farm, and says he can rent one in his present
vicinity for �60 a year.
23. Monday. Finished letter to home. Chores &c. Down
town, to Post Office and elsewhere. A lovely autumnal day,
with a coolness about it delicious but sadly suggestive of
the death of summer. Busy, and returned tired to din-
ner. All alone the rest of the day, as usual; not well,
and a trifle melancholic.
24. Tuesday. To Doctor. Phonography and writing till
dinner, a walk down town after. Ill. Another autumn
day, cooler than yesterday, but very beautiful.
25. Wednesday. An �express� drawing on wood from
Alf Waud for me to take to Leslie�s. He writes that he is
going to Willsboro � I suppose near Lake Winnipissogee �
to join �Mary,� then to New York. Will Waud �is a fa-
ther � six weeks ago!� Suggestive. Alf met B. B. Stone
on the day his letter�s dated (who �said he�d met me, last
spring, a devil of a swell!�) He, Stone, �appears as shift-
less a ever.� Writing, hard, at story till dinner.
Then down town and got the long due $16 from Frank
Leslie�s. Evening partly down stairs. Folks talking of
an odd incident apropos of Mrs Patten�s visit to a �medium.�
This person, a girl of sixteen, whom she hd never seen be-
fore, spelt out the name of a cousin of hers, travelling in
Europe, imitated coughing and asserted her death � wri-