24. Sunday. With Haney to Brooklyn. Parton�s.
Grace in bed, not well, the others as usual. Sol Eytinge
had sent an invitation to them yesterday, to keep up his
birth-night. They have met at Thomsons. After dinner
took my departure and to Hampden St. �Chips�quite well
again. Saw little Nast�s sletches of the fight � very good
ones. To Pounden�s, and by 8 back to New York. A
dank, raw, moist day and night. To Chapins � another
man preaching � anon to Edwards.� In one of the eve-
ning papers there�s a column and a half of Autobiography
by old Nathaniel Willis, father of N. P. and �Fanny Fern.�
She, showing it to me, added the verbal anecdotes. One, that
during her mother�s last illness, Fanny�s first husband paid
for the medecine, which her father � a wealthy man � de-
murred to do on account of its cost. The other; subsequent
to his wife�s death, he removed her artificial teeth and sold
the. The dentist, says Fanny, told of it! He � the
elder Willis � is a very religious man.
25. Monday. To doctor. Drawing on wood. Writing.
Out in the afternoon for an hour met Wurzbach � he�s left Les-
lie�s. (He�s so long-faced, is Wurzbach, thast he looks like a
horse.) Writing at night till 10, then out to Haney�s
with Leslie. Cahill pretty constantly occupies Gun�s room
at night, my Scotch namesake being worse accommodated.
26. Thursday. Finished letter to Mrs Church. Did
drawing on wood. Out to Post Office &c. Evening went
to Mrs Jewells. They are going to sell off furniture on
Monday next and to go to boarding again. Mrs Sexton�s
amiable husband has been transferred from the Tombs