near to becoming a mother. The girl was mar-
ried too young.
19. Sunday. Stayed till after dinner. Mrs P.
didn�t appear, being indisposed. Grace showed me a
daguerreotype of herself in male costume which she intend-
ed to give Nelly on her birthday � to morrow. She looked
very pretty, in a Scotch cap. To Pounden�s. There
till 6 1/2, then to New York and Chapin�s Church.
20. Monday. Writing P.G. and letters to Mary Anne,
George Bolton and Heylyn � the latter for intelligence of
Rochester steam-boats, chancing his being extant and there.
Out in the afternoon. Writing at evening.
21. Tuesday. To Harper�s. Story rejected. Writing
in the evening. I�d been just a trifle matagrabolized
by the morning�s disappointment, was getting philosophic
about it, when going into Leslie�s room, he happened
to do a little despondency, saying he wasn�t happy. Now
compared to him, pecuniarily, I�m an exceedingly poor
devil � it struck me very funnily to think that here
was he with his thousands, enough to gratify every
moderate want and over, meeting me on the same blue-
devil platforms � my trouble being that I had ^|not| got a
poor $30 or so for story. A jolly good laugh cleared
the air, and I did a good evening�s work afterwards.
22. Wednesday. To Fartorville, Staten Island,
with intent to see Corbyn. He out fishing, so had to
return. A sunny, windy, autumn day. Writing. A
whiskey-tod towards midnight with Leslie, Gun, Ken-
dal and Mac Ewen in the formers room, where they were