and drizzle, feeling ��� oh! Got hair cut. A
letter from Dillon Mapother this morning. Oh me! the
contrast! Newly married � happy � prosperous � weekly
expenses of the firm, for wages $200 � got a contract for
a $6000 map of Louisville � talks of buying a house
and lot in Spring! Well, God bless the fellow! Eheu!
Saw White the Irishman, ex-treasurer (!) to F. Leslie.
Graham�s mag to be removed to New York, he publisher.
Spoke to him about work. How I had tried this week �
how I must keep on trying!
5. Sunday. Writing, in doors, all the dull, dark, dreary
6. Monday. Bit of a morning walk to bootmaker &c,
writing, down town by noon. Left stories at �Great Republic�
mag-office. It�s Emerson�s revivified � won�t live � don�t
deserve to but may pay for a number or two. Saw
White. A basement office under Nassau Bank, which he
occupies in conjunction with another � mutual tin sign out.
Back, meeting Selena Jewell by the way. Writing. Evening
called on Dixon. Getting talking of things in general, hap-
pened to speak of my being at work on critique on Holmes�
�Autocrat,� intending to take it to �Tribune� or �Times.� What
did I expect to get for it? Told him $20.� Better let me
have it for Scalpel,� said he. Which I agreed to, wish-
ing to submit article for approbation before acceptance. That
he wouldn�t hear of, and paid $5 as earnest. Talk of
other subject for me to do or Scalpel, regularly. Hur-
rah! � sky clearing a bit! Called on the Jewell�s for an hour