bye streets to the Edwards�. House full of folks.
Haney there. On the housetop with him, Eliza and
many others, seeing the immense procession. People every-
where, a hot day, a great time generally. Procession in
teresting, but monotonous. Down stairs, tea with a party
of a dozen or two. At night all out to see the illuminations.
�Matty� walking with me. The others had got twenty minu-
tes ahead, but we came up with some of them and got parted
again. A tremendous crowd � Matty stood it capitally.
She is now the prettiest of the sisters, though Eliza�s face pro-
mises the most intellect. Matty has fair hair, kind eyes
and a sweet face generally. She is not particularly bril-
liant or clever in talk, but perfectly free from affectation,
good and innocent. They are a family of good, kind
people and it�s a privilege to know them. (Cahill had
an invitation to come, but wouldn�t.) The illuminations
were a great success, the crowd good-humored. We
outdid all the rest of our party, getting as far as St
Paul�s, returning up town by the 6th Avenue Cars. To the
house again, and there till midnight, seeing the torch-light
procession. A pleasant but fatiguing day.
2. Thursday. Writing &c. Out in the afternoon.
3. Friday. Letters from Alf Waud & from Han-
nah. Will Waud �gives out that his wedding took place
last October, in Salem.� Out in the afternoon to tailors
&c. Talking with Mrs Church in the evening.
4. Saturday. With Mrs Potter and Mrs Church, in
carriage, to a pier near the Battery, there to see the latter
embark for Europe in the �Ariel�steamer. Mrs Eldredge